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

How self-organization makes relocation easier

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    While the thought of relocating to another place may be exciting, this transition can also easily make you feel overwhelmed and anxious. If you too are feeling burdened right now because of your upcoming move, don’t worry – you’re not alone. It’s perfectly normal to feel that way during the move. Who wouldn’t get stressed after weeks of negotiating, planning, and filling out paperwork? But you know what? If you do your best, focus on keeping your move organized, and stick to the moving schedule, stress will disappear almost completely! In this article, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage helps you learn more about how self-organization makes relocation easier and how you can better organize your move.

    Challenges that come with every move

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    A reliable moving crew can make your move much easier

    If you’ve been reading about relocations or you’ve moved before, you already know that relocations can sometimes be very challenging. And that is true. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. There are many tips and tricks that can help you deal with challenging relocations and make them less stressful. But, before we list those tips and tricks, let’s first see what are some of the main challenges of every move. Learn about them and it will be much easier to overcome them.

    So, what are some of the challenges you’ll have to face during the move?

    • Handling moving expenses
    • Dealing with elaborate paperwork
    • Finding housing in an unfamiliar environment
    • Experiencing culture shock
    • Learning new transportation system
    • Meeting new people
    • Adjusting to the new surroundings

    Of course, different types of relocations come with different sets of challenges. For example, when moving a company, there are other challenges such as keeping the business going,  organizing employees, etc. Taking care of your business while planning the move at the same time can be really hard. That’s why most business owners opt for moving their company with the help of office movers Seattle.

    The important thing you need to understand is that self-organization makes relocation easier. So, yes, you’ll probably face some of these challenges. But, it is possible to overcome them and anyone can do it with some effort.

    How does self-organization make relocation easier?

    Now that we’ve mentioned some of the challenges you could face during the move, let’s see how you can overcome them. More importantly, let’s see how staying organized can help you during your move.

    You can track everything and make sure your move goes according to plan

    One of the most important things you need to do before the move is to make a plan. A well-made plan will make your move much easier because you’ll be able to track all moving tasks and make sure you’re sticking to the schedule. Although most people think you only need to plan your move if you’re moving for the first time, that’s not the case. Even if you moved dozens of times before, you’ll still have to find the time to make a moving plan.

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    A well-made plan keeps problems away

    The important thing here is that you can’t start to plan your relocation a couple of days before the big move. Unless you have to move on short notice, you’ll have to plan your move well in advance. This will give you just enough time to plan every step and to complete all of them a couple of days before your relocation. This is the perfect example of how self-organization makes relocation easier.

    You’ll have enough time to prepare for your relocation

    There’s nothing worse than having to prep the entire move in just a couple of days. But, if you start planning the move ahead of time and you stick to your plan, you’ll have nothing to worry about. Of course, if you don’t have the time to deal with everything on your own, you can always employ one of many reliable moving companies Marysville WA. After all, that’s why they’re here – to make the relocation as simple as possible for you. So, don’t hesitate to put professionals in charge if you see you can’t handle everything by yourself. 

    Your relocation won’t be stressful and make you feel overwhelmed

    This is probably the most important reason why you’d want to keep things organized during the move. Since you’ll have everything planned in advance, your relocation will be less stressful. Even if problems arise, you’ll have the time to deal with them and find the best way to solve them. In addition, you won’t get overwhelmed by everything that’s going on around you and you won’t have to deal with the relocation stress syndrome. Trust us, you’ll manage to move in the simplest possible manner.

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    Your relocation doesn’t have to be overwhelming – it’s possible to move with ease.

    5 expert self-organization tips to make your relocation easier

    To help you have an organized relocation, we at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage WA, wanted to share a couple of tips with you. Being in the moving industry this long, we believe we have learned a thing or to on how to have a problem-free move. And now, we’re sharing our knowledge with you.

    1. Start preparing for the move ahead of time. We already mentioned why starting early is important. You’ll have much more time to prep everything and your move won’t be that stressful.
    2. Don’t do everything by yourself. There’s no need for doing everything on your own. Find help, ask friends to help out, or hire movers. Together, you’ll organize the move much faster.
    3.  Don’t move everything you own. There’s really no need for moving all of your items. Declutter your home before you start to pack and separate the items you’re not using anymore. Get rid of them instead of moving them with you.
    4. Pack and clean room by room. To keep the chaos away from your move and home, you’ll want to pack and clean bit by bit. Beware, packing everything all at once is an almost impossible mission.
    5.  Go through your checklist one last time on the day of the move. Get up early on the day of your move and go through your checklist once again. Make sure everything is ready for the arrival of your movers.

    Now you know how self-organization makes relocation easier. So, are you going to do your best to keep things organized? Trust us, stick to your schedule and you’ll move with ease. You’ll manage to overcome even the toughest challenges like a pro.

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