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 to better understand moving reviews

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    With lots of moving companies in the market, choosing the right one can be pretty challenging. It can be quite difficult to understand online reviews. These comments are for help, although some should not be taken for granted. You should keep in mind that fake relocation reviews also exist and can lead you to a very unreliable mover. But there are certain tactics and tips to help you better understand moving reviews. Namely, you have the opportunity to compare reviews for several Seattle moving companies or ask the retailer for advice. This way you will know how to recognize something strange in a particular comment or review.

    Do not trust too positive comments

    When you see a review that extols the company, you will realize that something is suspicious. There is no need to leave an unnecessary long paragraph about a specific service that a moving company provides. If you are satisfied with the company, you probably won’t write a long paragraph so everyone knows. If you happen to come across words such as “impeccable” or “wonderful,” know that these reviews are probably not the most sincere ones.

    Reviews should be realistic and concise, as each company has positive and negative reviews, respectively. In addition, the process of moving can be quite stressful and tiring for people. Therefore, when you come across a review that describes the process as exciting or fun, be aware that you should not trust it.

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    Here are some of the best ways to understand moving reviews

    If you are in a hurry to find a legitimate and reliable moving company in Seattle, try those that have long-standing relationships with their customers. Therefore, if you decide to move to Seattle, for example, in the state of Washington, find reliable companies in this area. Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is, of course, the company to use when looking to find professionals who will help you move to Seattle.

    Fake reviews are all over the internet

    Any moving review that says more than necessary and goes overboard to explain the experience is probably fake. Studying a company’s history from a review that uses a repetitive or unusual language isn’t the best way to explore movers. On the contrary, a reliable moving company will not have excessive comments in the review section. But fake reviews may also be too negative. Some other moving companies may try to trick a competitor and ruin their reputation. Offensive language is usually a way to detect these fake comments.

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    Beware of fraud in these unnaturally clean reviews of moving companies

    In addition, if a touching review sounds more like a fairy tale, be aware that this is probably a fake. Whenever you see unrealistic descriptions of moving experience, be skeptical about it. Similarly, do not worry if you do not see a lot of reviews about the mover you have chosen. In most cases, people do not have time to write these long reviews. The authentic ones will be short and straightforward.

    Thus, a fake review will most often contain the following:

    • unnatural language
    • caps lock
    • many repetitions
    • detailed descriptions

    Realtors can help you understand moving reviews

    When it comes to moving, the part where you have to choose the best moving company in Washington is often difficult. That’s when you should hire a realtor. A realtor can help you choose the moving company that best suits your moving needs. They are experienced in the entire moving process and can help you better understand moving reviews. Realtors will protect you from fraud and give tips on checking the moving company testimonials.

    Here are some of the best ways to check reviews online:

    • check if the transport company is licensed and insured
    • find the USDOT number on the company web page
    • multiple similar complaints are a red flag signal

    Thus, when moving reviews become very complex, retailers will know exactly how to choose a reliable company. They will tell you that it is important to check if there are additional fees or what to do with fragile items. Moreover, an experienced realtor will make sure that the company offers many options when it comes to liability coverage. You do not want to have a broken chair or a cracked flat-screen TV with low compensation. Therefore, it is best to hire a realtor who knows that you should not trust all kinds of moving feedbacks on the Internet. Find the company that you will surely be satisfied with and who can transport your things safely. They will take care to transport everything to the right place without leaving any damage to your belongings.

    Compare reviews from several movers

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    First, choose a reliable website to compare moving reviews

    The first thing to keep in mind when you want to compare reviews of movers is to use reputable and trustworthy review websites. Guest posts are the way to go. You do not need to worry that you will encounter a fake review on such sites. They serve to give people the opportunity to share their honest opinions, which can be of great help to others. Everyone can share their personal opinions and knowledge on these websites.

    After you have read a few reviews and experiences of others, you can start by comparing several important aspects:

    • compare prices
    • find additional services offered
    • compare moving quotes

    You can always ask a friend to give you his review

    If you have a close friend who recently relocated, see how he liked the moving company. You can make a list of questions about movers or let a friend tell you about it. If they have had positive experiences, you will know that choosing this company is safe. If not, then try to find out what mistake they made when choosing a company. Perhaps they were deceived by all the amazing reviews about the movers. That is why it is important to understand moving reviews on the Internet and to know what to look for.

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