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 choose between multiple movers

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    When moving, the first and most important task is picking the right company for the job. After all, when the moving day arrives, a moving crew will be your main source of help and workforce. Because of this, when the time comes for you to choose between multiple movers, you have to pick the best company available on the market. In a lot of cases, people completely skip on hiring movers, and choose to do everything on their own. On the other hand, some will pick the first moving company they come across without giving it much thought. Even though both of these options work, neither is optimal if you want to see success. If you wish to have a smooth moving experience, finding the best moving company Washington can offer is a must. Picking the best team for the job is tough, but we’re here to offer valuable help!

    Moving reviews can tell you a lot about a moving company

    One of the greatest ways to find a reliable moving company is by reading through online reviews. Word of mouth and the personal experiences of previous customers can tell you a lot about your chosen movers. However, keep in mind that some reviews might be fake and that you have to carefully read through each one. With that said, you won’t see many fake reviews on an expert mover’s page. If their services are good, their clients will leave positive reviews, giving details about the relocation itself. Fake reviews usually offer generic words of praise, without mentioning the relocation itself. The important thing when looking for international movers Seattle is to trust your fellow man. The people leaving reviews have already experienced what you’re going through. And although reviews aren’t always an absolute guarantee that the movers are good, they are a good guideline to base your choice on.

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    You can easily choose between multiple movers with the help of online reviews!

    Choose between multiple movers only after you’re sure they are legitimate

    The simplest way to choose between several good movers is to first remove all the bad ones from the list. This way, you’ll be left with options that are safe and legitimate. Once you’re at that point, you won’t have to worry about the safety of your items, or your moving budget. But, before you reach this point, you have to invest a significant amount of time toward finding good cross country movers Seattle. This isn’t an easy process and requires plenty of time and attention. However, the end results really are worth it all, because you’ll know that the service you receive will be above excellence. And although it is possible to make your choice while you’re searching, it is much better to have a final list of candidates and choose from it.

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    Make sure your chosen movers offer all of the services you need

    Start by researching the movers in your area and compare the services they offer. After that, eliminate the ones that aren’t suitable for your situation. It is perfectly ok to be ruthless when making your choice and eliminating subpar options early on. You deserve the best, and thus you have to carefully choose between multiple movers. In the end, you’ll be left with a few options that perfectly match your situation, budget, and needs.

    Remember that different companies offer different services

    When deciding between multiple movers, it is important to remove all options which don’t perfectly fit your moving needs. For example, if you’re in need of a secure storage unit for your items, you won’t hire movers that don’t offer this service. Of course, you can hire several different companies for different things, however, it is better to go with one company that can cover it all. Before you choose your movers, trim down the list of choices by visiting each company’s website. There, you will find everything you need to know about the moving team, their history, and the services they offer to their clients. Once you have this data, you can narrow down your options even further, and go with the company that can do the most for you.

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    The moving budget is one of the most important factors to consider

    Choose between multiple movers while keeping your budget in mind

    Taking your moving budget into account is always important when planning for your relocation. For example, if a specific moving company is out of your price range, immediately cross it off the list. But, before you can do this, you need to setup your moving budget beforehand. Once you figure out how much you can spend on moving services, contact the movers from your list and ask for quotes. Compare these quotes to your spending limit and see which ones you can afford. The ones that exceed your planned number should be removed from the list. Of course, keep in mind that you will have other expenses besides the moving company alone. Once you’re done comparing the moving quotes, your list of options will be even smaller, taking you one step closer to the perfect choice.

    Finalize your choice by contacting the movers directly

    By now, your list should be considerably smaller, and you’ll finally be able to choose between multiple movers. At this point, there’s not much left to do except listen to your heart and pick the movers that feel right to you. The best way to do this is to get in touch with your chosen Seattle movers and get a good feel of how they conduct business. Ask them a few questions about their services, and see how the representatives treat their potential clients. After this, picking the perfect team for your move will be even easier! At the end of the day, you’ll be left with only one company that meets your financial capabilities, as well as moving needs and desires.

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