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 pack smart for your first move

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    Moving is always a challenge, but moving for the first time goes beyond a simple challenge. On the one hand, there are so many things to take care of. On the other hand, fear of the unknown, so many doubts, stress. Well, be sure that all this is normal. What matters is to begin the process well-prepared. Moreover, you can facilitate the relocation by using professional moving services Seattle. After all, professionals know best. Also, make sure to pack smart for your first move. Surely, you want your belongings to be safely transported to your new destination. Be that as it may, the principal role is your own.

    Making a decision to move is just the beginning of a long journey

    First of all, start thinking, and think fast. Start by analyzing your future plans because what awaits isn’t easy at all. In our opinion, the best would be to start by making a moving checklist and creating a moving inventory list. Also, determine your budget for the relocation. Moreover, always bear in mind how much time is left until the moving day. After all, there’s a huge difference whether you have two months or two weeks.

    Should you hire professionals or not?

    By all means, one of the main dilemmas is whether to move on your own or rely on the movers. Of course, money-saving is the main reason for this. Surely, you are capable of organizing, packing, and transporting your items alone or with the help of your friends. Nevertheless, we advise you to book professional movers. Especially because you’re moving for the very first time. Inexperience can lead to certain complications. In order to avoid them, let an experienced team of experts handle the relocation. Furthermore, consider using Newcastle storage in case you have valuable things that need to be safe in one place while relocating.

    One of the crucial things is to pack smart for your first move

    As already mentioned, professionals can manage your relocation without trouble. Moreover, moving companies Everett WA can pack your belongings, taking care of their security in the process. Not to mention, you’ll be free of searching for the necessary packing supplies. It will definitely free up more time for other chores. However, this is a question related to your budget. After all, some people may not be in a position to put aside a certain amount of money for these services. If this is the case, then it would be good to get to know certain packing tips.

    • declutter
    • obtain packing supplies
    • start packing on time
    • protect your items while packing
    • label

    Follow your inventory list and be honest with yourself

    Nowadays, more and more people overcrowd their homes. We are constantly buying something. Still, now is the time to decide. After all, it would be ridiculous to move everything. With this in mind, declutter so that you can save both time and money. Determine what to do with the things you no longer need.

    • toss them away – In case you have something broken or damaged, simply get rid of it. Don’t get too emotional.
    • sell – Here’s a way to earn money. Organize a sale, and you’ll combine two things. You’ll earn money and reduce the number of things.
    • donate to someone – Be a good person and make someone happy. Give your things to someone in need.

    Get the best packing supplies

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    Pack cautiously. Use different materials to prevent the items from moving inside the box.

    Of course, you will try to get the necessary supplies for free. Visit grocery shops, bookstores, liquor stores and take what you can to pack wisely for your first relocation. However, be aware that your supplies should be of great quality. Hence, choose only what can serve you well. Moreover, buy the rest of the materials you need. All in all, you need a lot.

    • boxes
    • tapes
    • packing peanuts
    • packing paper
    • bubble wrap
    • scissors
    • towels, old sheets…

    Don’t prolong the beginning of the packing process

    As soon as you have thought of the move and obtained the packing materials, start packing. How long does it take to pack? Believe it or not, it takes time to handle the packing for your first move. In order to diminish the sense of fatigue, make it a daily activity. Take an hour or two every day packing your items. Therefore, you’ll be ready for the moving day with a minimum of stress present. Furthermore, start packing room by room. The organization is crucial.

    Use every means possible to ensure the safety of the items

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    Use adequate packing materials to pack smart for your first move. Protect your belongings.

    Above all, study all the techniques for packing. Remember, pack so your items don’t get damaged during the transportation. Pack cautiously having in mind that heavy items go to the bottom of the box. Also, use the right sizes of boxes. There shouldn’t be empty space because the things may crack or get damaged. Hence, wrap the items by using packing paper, bubble wraps, towels in order to protect them. Also, it would be wise to put packing peanuts and paper to fill in the gaps in the boxes. Finally, seal and tape the boxes.

    As for larger items, such as furniture, wrap them in blankets, sheets, or bubble wraps for instance. Also, remove the drawers, doors, screws, and other small parts. However, make sure not to lose these parts. Put them together with large possessions.

    Leave the labeling for the end

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    Labeling can help you and your movers. Thus, don’t forget this important task.

    Use markers of different colors and label each box. Make sure to especially mark the fragile ones. One good idea too is to divide the rooms by colors. Hence, you can label the boxes in this manner. It’ll be easier for the movers and for yourself when you start unpacking. Therefore, don’t undermine the importance of this step.

    Though being your first move, act smart and you’ll relocate successfully

    Altogether, plan well your relocation. After all, you’ve got no experience. Use any help available. If possible, use the help of a professional moving company. Also, pay special attention to packing. Make sure to pack smart for your first move. Only then will you be sure your things will be safely transported to your new destination.

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