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. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.


All Hansen Bros. Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Hansen Bros. continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Hansen Bros. requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re 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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