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 clean out your apartment before moving

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    If you like cleaning, you must be a special kind. But, with the upcoming moving day, you’ll have to find a way to tick off that burdening task off your list. Now that you have saved the date with your dependable Seattle movers, you’ll have to figure out an effective strategy and clean out your apartment before moving. We all could agree that cleaning is many things but fun. Anyway, worry not, as the specialists at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage have you covered. Below, we share the most effective tips to organize your place and have it squeaky clean before you know it. So, take notes, and thank us later.

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    Clean out your apartment before moving with a good plan of action

    Why do you have to clean out your apartment before moving?

    We all know the importance of having our living space neat and tidy. With your moving day around the corner, the task to tidy up your apartment is especially important. So, you have booked your cross-country movers Seattle and now you need to start preparing for your upcoming move with serious focus.

    There are multiple tasks that you’ll have to handle. And, even if you decide to hire professional cleaning help, you still have to do your due diligence in the cleaning department. Thus have your moving checklist ready, and be sure to organize your timeline effectively, so you’ll have enough time to ensure that you have your apartment spotless before moving out.

    If you live in a rental, handing over the apartment tidy and clean will secure your deposit back. Besides, you’d like to avoid shocking your landlord with all the mess that you’d leave behind. Moving elsewhere doesn’t mean you should skip the good practices, as you intend to never look back.

    Did you know that if you are to secure a place in NYC, for instance, you’ll be asked to provide a reference letter from your previous landlord? Case in point, do clean your space before relocating. Moreover, even if you own the place, you’d like it to be sparkling clean. And if you’re renting it out after moving, well then, your tenants will expect to find it spotless. Thus, there is no way around sorting off your condo before moving. And, whatever your moving situation might be, good conduct will always work in your favor.

    How to prepare for tidying up your flat before moving?

    Planning your steps in advance will help you keep on track and get everything done in a timely manner. And with a relocation to-do list as long as your arm, you’d like to organize everything with time to spare. First of all, book your services with reputable movers Issaquah WA. Depending on your budget, you can talk to them and ask if they can recommend you good apartment cleaning services. 

    The task to tidy up your flat before moving out will be among the last boxes to tick off your moving checklist. However, if you know what’s coming first, you’ll organize yourself and will have plenty of time to do it, without time running against you. So, consider that packing your entire household precedes the part where you clean out your apartment before moving out.

    Guidelines on how to have your apartment spotless when you’re changing address

    Even if you enlist pros to do the deep cleaning of your flat before you move out, you’ll have to invest your efforts first. For one thing, purge through your belongings and declutter your abode. Consider booking your storage Seattle services, as these you may find useful not only during the move but beforehand, to stay neatly organized during the decluttering of your flat.

    Sift through your possessions, and discard everything you don’t need. With this, you’ll kickstart the cleaning of your apartment before vacating it. Thus, make a point to follow a good system, and keep only what you intend to move with you. This, of course, you should pack first, and then get to the point of scrubbing off everything that’s left, and leaving your apartment spottles when you are moving. Withal, here’s a quick guide on how to clean your flat before moving, that will surely put you on the right track:

    • Start from the top
    • Proceed with the kitchen
    • Clean your apartment before moving and leave the bathroom sparking

    Clean your apartment before moving and start from the ceiling

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    When polishing your flat, follow the room-by-room rule

    Save yourself from having to vacuum or wipe more than once, and get things right from the start. To tidy up your flat before moving out, start from the top and go down. So, clean cobwebs from the ceiling, wash the windows, and dust off the blinds. This will allow the dust and dirt to fall to the ground. From here, vacuum and mop the floors. Your living room and bedroom should be the easiest areas to tidy up in your apartment before relocation. If your possessions are neatly packed and off the way so far, you’re done with these areas. The next steps of cleaning your flat before moving out, however, could be more of a time investment.

    Deep-clean the kitchen when preparing for moving out

    Even if you’re the type that doesn’t like cooking, the kitchen is the place where grease, stains, and food remains accumulate the most. So, clean out this area of your flat and start with cabinets and entries, as this is the favorite hotspot of crumbs. Provided that you have already tossed expired food, and removed all items, what’s left is wiping these furnishings with a damp cloth. Do the same with countertops and use sanitizing cleaner to have them shiny and clean.

    The fridge and dishwasher should come next, and save the most difficult part for last. The oven. Of course, how difficult it is depends on how much you’ve used it, and how often you’ve cleaned it. Here’s an effective way to remove even the most stubborn grease. A mixture of water and baking soda will dissolve the greasy layers if you leave it for a while. To have your oven squeaky clean, wipe the mixture with vinegar. Then, move to the next step of having your apartment cleaned out before the move.

    Sanitize the bathroom and impress anyone that comes into the apartment after you

    At this point, you would have everything removed from your bathroom, but the essentials you need for the few days before you move out. And so, scrub the shower area and sanitize the vanity with appropriate cleaners. Disinfect the toilet bowl polish the mirror, and you’re done with the most challenging part of tidying up your flat before moving out. Surely, you may have other areas in your apartment that we haven’t touched upon, like a balcony. But if you stick to the guidelines above and go room-by-room, you’ll handle the task like a pro.

    In summary, these effective tips will help you work out a more detailed plan and clean out your apartment before moving with ease. Be sure to take pro assistance if that’s possible, and make it easier on yourself.

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