Founded in 1890, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. We are taking the current COVID-19 threat very seriously and will promptly adhere to any and all directives from local, state and federal government officials. Hansen Bros. has been categorized as an essential industry business (moving & relocation) within the current mandate established by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.


As an essential industry business, we will maintain normal operations until such time as either company management determines we must close our offices or we are directed to do so by a governmental authority. We are taking extensive precautionary measures including the adoption of all CDC guidelines and the establishment of our own policies intended to minimize health risks for all customers, employees, contractors, vendors, and community stakeholders. We are proud to be able to support the needs of our customers during this crucial time but are prepared to quickly change course as required.

Stay safe together with Hansen Bros. Moving and Storage

The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and there are many uncertainties and factors outside of our control that may, with little or no advance notice, impact our delivery of moving & storage services. Please be aware the current crisis could potentially result in small inconveniences such as a delayed project start time or significant inconveniences such as the complete rescheduling of services.

Although there are many unknowns to be navigated, you can be certain that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs, and our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

Steps Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is Taking:

  • Company-wide Implementation of all precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Office staff and moving crews are being monitored daily for symptoms and/or known exposure by management and asked to go home, contact their healthcare provider, and self-quarantine as directed. Staff that experience symptoms and/or aware of exposure when not at work have been directed to stay home and notify their supervisor.
  • Office staff and moving crews are receiving daily briefings on precautionary measures and have been directed to follow them on and off the job.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being instructed to maintain appropriate “social distance” of 6 feet minimum between one another, customers, and all other people.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being provided with appropriate hand sanitizer and surface disinfecting supplies. They have been directed to disinfect truck cabs and moving equipment between each move to the best of their ability. These supplies will continue to be replenished as we are able, based on availability from retailers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with work gloves to be worn during the moving process and disinfected both during their work and between customers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with appropriate masks (when available) to be worn during the moving process, as circumstances require.
  • Hansen Bros. is limiting visitation to our branch offices. If you wish to purchase moving boxes or supplies, please simply call in your order and we will happily deliver to your vehicle outside.
  • Hansen Bros. is offering Virtual Estimate Appointments! For more information, please visit our Virtual Estimate Appointment page or ask about this terrific option when speaking with one of our professional relocation consultants.

Steps We’re Asking Customers To Take Prior To Our Arrival At Your Residence:

  • Please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
  • Please use disinfectant/cleaner to wipe down commonly touched surfaces, objects, door handles, etc. at your residence.
  • Please make a sink, hand soap, and paper towels available to your outside salesperson and moving crew for handwashing during their time within your home.
  • Please keep residence and office windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and less potential containment of germs.

We are all in this together.  The team at Hansen Bros. is proud to continue offering our wide range of services in accordance with the necessary precautions outlined above. Whether you or your business will be moving down the street, across the country, or around the world, we are here to make the process seamless & safe for you just as we’ve done for well over a century.

~Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage

Home renovation with self storage – make it easier

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    Renovating your home is a demanding task. In addition to the time and resources it takes, there is also the chaos of having to move everything around to consider. Certainly, each home remodeling project is different – sometimes it’s a room while it can be an entire home. And it’s important to find the best approach to make it all go by as smoothly as possible. Sometimes, going room-by-room will be enough. At other times, it will only lead to more chaos. But one of the things that can simplify the entire process is the use of self storage. In this article, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage explores the notion of home renovation with self storage.

    You can ease your home renovation with self storage. But you can also make it cheaper

    Home renovation is a complicated process. Of course, the difficulty level depends on the extent of the renovation work you are planning to do. One of the things that can significantly ease your task is self storage. You might think that your home remodeling is already too expensive that you don’t need another item in your budget list, but think again. Renting portable storage in Seattle, in addition to being one of the best ways to simplify the entire process, is the safer and more affordable way to handle it.

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    Rent self storage and make your renovation much easier

    Keep your items away from the dirt and debris

    Dirt and debris are guaranteed side effects of every home renovation process. And we are not talking about visible dirt. The fine dust that can be formed during certain processes can penetrate your items making them very difficult, if not impossible, to clean. Cleaning your kitchen items, furniture, clothes, books, and other belongings will be a nightmare. Moreover, if you are unable to clean your items properly you will have to pay for a cleaning service to do it. That is just one of the reasons why hiring movers North Bend WA to take your items to storage can be an easier and cheaper option.

    Avoid damaging your items

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    You can easily damage your items during renovation

    When there is a renovation in progress, construction materials, tools, debris, and all sorts of stuff are flying around your home. Moreover, paints, paint thinners, and other chemicals can easily catch some of your stuff. Your items will be exposed to damage no matter how much effort you put into protecting them.

    So, you are investing a lot of effort into something that cannot complete its main purpose and that is to protect your items. While you may end up with damaged items. Renting a portable storage Seattle and keeping your items there will make the renovation process easier and in the end, it can turn out to be cheaper as well.

    Have a more efficient home renovation with self storage unit’s help

    If you are doing a serious renovation, you and your workers will need a place to move around. Of course, it is possible to do the job without removing your items. But if you leave them in your home, like we already said, you will have to invest an effort into protecting them. And they will certainly affect your speed and ability to do good work.

    Additionally, not only that items in your home will slow you down and stop you from doing a renovation properly, but they will also represent a safety hazard as you will have much less space to move around freely. Remove the items from your home and put them in self storage Seattle. You will renovate your home properly and avoid damage and injuries.

    Construction materials need a lot of space

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    Contraction materials need a lot of room

    One of the things that people often forget about when preparing for the home renovation is making space for construction materials. If we are talking about complete home renovation, construction materials will take more than one room for sure. And in case you have several workers that are working in different rooms, every one of them will want to have materials as close as possible. This means that at certain points your whole home will be covered in construction materials.

    That is if you have enough room to scatter them that way. If you are doing this while your items are still inside this will be difficult to accomplish. And we are again talking about slowing down the renovation process. If you are paying the company that is renovating your home by the hour, calculate how much the decision not to rent a storage unit will cost you.

    Unexpected situations will be more bearable if your items are not inside your home

    Maybe you think that you planned it all. You know how many workers will be present, what room will be renovated in what order, where you will keep construction materials and your items, and how you will protect them. However, the renovation process is a complicated thing that is always open to become even more complicated than it is. From accidental situations to change of plans, you never know how things will unfold once the process begins. That is why the best option is to pack your items properly and call a moving company to take your items to your storage unit.

    Yes, you will have to pay to do this but when you compare those expenses to all the things that we mentioned above you will understand why this is a much better and cheaper option.

    Ease your task and save money along the way

    As you can see, there are many ways to ease your home renovation with self storage. And not only that the process will be easier but it can turn out to be the most cost-effective option as well. So, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t start looking for perfect storage today.

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