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 prepare your home for movers

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    Preparation and the appropriate type of assistance are key to having a successful household relocation. So let’s say you did your job and hired reliable movers in Issaquah WA (or any other location) for the job. You’ve definitely taken the right first step towards a successful relocation. But the job isn’t anywhere near done just yet. Now you have to prepare your home for movers and make their job of packing and moving your belongings as simple as possible.

    Bear in mind that it doesn’t matter whether you have hired full-service Washington movers or have opted for a labor-only move – some preparations are in order before the big day comes. Luckily for you, we always have your best interest in mind. We will gladly give you a few chores to put on your moving checklist under the relocation preparation tasks.

    Get your home ready for relocation by purging all the unnecessary belongings

    No matter how much you would love to find a way out of it, the truth is that decluttering is a mandatory part of any relocation. It doesn’t matter whether you have hired one of the best shipping companies Seattle has to offer or have gone to your reputable local movers – you definitely want to downsize as much as possible. The more items you have to relocate, the pricier your relocation will be. And even if money isn’t an issue, we still advise you to see your relocation as a fresh start and get rid of all the old and worn-out items.

    A walk-in closet.
    The goal is to move into a clutter-free home where you can turn over a new leaf.

    So, when getting your home ready for movers, start by decluttering all of your possessions. Get rid of any old wardrobes, as well as those pieces of furniture that have seen better days. If some of the items that you decide to leave behind happen to be in great shape, you can always sell them or donate them. Why not earn a few extra bucks or feel like you have made a difference by helping those in need?

    Take the necessary precautions to prepare your home for movers

    We oftentimes hear that relocation is a difficult process. What makes moving so complicated is the fact that there are a lot of things that you can’t predict. The good news is that there are a lot of things that you can do to prepare before your local movers in Seattle park in front of your house. For starters, you can take the necessary measures of precaution by ensuring that there are no moving delays because an item can’t fit through your doorway. The solution to this problem is a simple one – measure your furniture and large items and make sure they can fit through the door.

    If you happen to be a few inches short, you can always remove the doors from the hinges. But what you definitely must do is create the best plan for the relocation of your belongings. See whether any of your items will need to be disassembled and gather the right tools. You can’t expect your movers to prepare your house for relocation instead of you – no matter how involved they might be.

    A doorway to measure when trying to prepare your home for movers.
    You can certainly take a few minutes out of your day to measure your doorway.

    Take care of a lot of miscellaneous tasks

    Preparing your house for movers is never simple and quick. It might seem like you don’t have a lot of things to do, but the truth is that you have a lot of smaller tasks to accomplish before your interstate movers arrive. Bear in mind that forgetting to tackle a thing or two is all too easy when swamped with work and overwhelmed with stress. That’s why we will make a few suggestions to take into account – or put on your moving to-do list, whatever works best for you.

    • Make sure that the paths from the doors to the moving truck are free of any obstacles.
    • Take all the paintings, mirrors, and pictures from your walls.
    • Provide enough free space in every room so your movers can move around.
    • Ensure there aren’t any obstacles in your corridors and hallways.

    To put it simply, be extremely careful about all the things that could go wrong on the day of your move. But more importantly, pay close attention to your safety on the big day. You wouldn’t want to damage your items or property – but the worst-case scenario would be incurring a moving-related injury.

    How to protect and prepare your property for moving professionals

    Now, just because your safety matters most doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take all the necessary measures to protect your property. Because if there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that your moving day will be chaotic. There might be a lot of mess left behind, and the last thing you will want to do is to clean it up. Not to mention all the permanent damage that could befall your home. So, to prepare your home for movers and keep your property clean and damage-free, make sure to do the following things.

    • Protect floors and carpets with non-slip materials that will allow movers to work safely.
    • Place a doormat in front of the entrance to your home.
    • Cover the stairs with anti-slip materials.
    • Place covering on your walls in strategic spots to avoid rub marks.
    A white wall with a blue window and a door.
    From walls to floors, almost every inch of your home will need to be protected.

    It might seem like taking all these measures of precaution would just be superfluous. But trust us – it always pays off to prepare your home for movers. Think of it this way – won’t it be easier to put in a few hours of work than spending extra cost on inefficiencies and/or damage on moving day? You may have limited time given other priorities but you will absolutely thank yourself later for making the preparations as described.

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