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 prevent a bad moving experience

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    Moving can easily turn into a disaster if you are not careful. Luckily, avoiding trouble and ensuring a safe and carefree move is easier than you think. There are only two things that you must do correctly to ensure an enjoyable move you always dreamed about – planning and finding the best movers Seattle has to offer. Of course, that is easier said than done. And in the following article, we will show you exactly how to prevent a bad moving experience.

    Plan and find good movers – that is how to prevent a bad moving experience

    Moving is a complex process with many unknowns. And the only way to go through it unharmed is to plan every little detail of it. Your moving plan could be in a form of a checklist where you will list all the steps that you need to take from start to finish. This plan needs to contain items like packing your belongings, finding reliable Washington movers, handling utility companies, change of address, etc. Of course, every relocation process is unique and what exactly will go into your plan depends on your situation. However, these are the most important things that you must plan for:

    • Decluttering
    • Making a moving inventory list
    • Planning your budget
    • Finding a reliable moving company
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    A detailed plan will help you avoid trouble

    Decluttering will ease your move more than you think

    If you are wondering how to prevent a bad moving experience, the answer is simple, declutter. Every home has a number of items that belong elsewhere. If you are moving and you are dragging a ton of unnecessary items with you, you are moving your moving experience much more difficult than it should be. To ease your moving process and speed it up significantly, simply get rid of the items that you do not use. You can also do some calculations and see whether some heavy items are worth moving or you could get a replacement for the same money you would pay your residential movers Seattle. To get rid of your excess items you can organize a garage sale, sell your items online, or donate them to some charity organization. Everything is better than moving them to your new home.

    An inventory list will make a huge impact on your move

    Once you get rid of the junk, there is one important thing that you must do – make a moving inventory list. This might seem like a trivial thing at first glance, however, an inventory list can have a huge impact on the difficulty of your move. First, creating a moving inventory list will help you comprehend the process that is in front of you. A moving inventory list will allow your movers to give you a precise moving estimate online instead of visiting your home and doing an on-site assessment. This list will also help you determine the right number of moving boxes that you need to gather for packing. Moreover, you can use that list to check your items upon delivery. Be sure that you make a detailed list with as much information about your items as possible.

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    List all the items that your movers will need to handle is a proven method on how to prevent a bad moving experience

    Calculate your moving budget to avoid a bad moving experience

    While you are creating a list you will get a good insight into the upcoming process. Therefore, you will be able to determine what kind of help you will need, which will further allow you to make precise calculations regarding your budget. You see, moving can be pretty burdening for the budget. And the best way to get a bad moving experience is to get into financial trouble. To avoid that, make a moving inventory list and do good research regarding moving companies, their rates, and the services they offer.

    Getting a full or labor-only service?

    During your financial calculations, you need to decide one thing that will have a great impact on the difficulty of your move. Do you want to enjoy a completely smooth and stress-free move and pay for it or do you want to get your hands dirty but pay less in the end?  If you hire a full moving service, a moving company will handle the entire process from start to finish. This means getting a packing service, furniture disassembling and reassembling, loading and unloading, a space in Newcastle storage facility, maybe even furniture arrangement, and unpacking in the end.

    Of course, you will have to pay a decent amount for that kind of service. Nevertheless, it is one of the best ways to prevent a bad moving experience. If you feel that you would feel better if you were involved in the process but keep a few more bucks in your pocket, then you can get professionals for the most difficult tasks and do the rest of the work on your own.

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    Getting a full moving service is the best way to move

    Find the right movers and avoid trouble during a move

    When you are trying to avoid a bad moving experience, the best thing you can do is to find a really good moving company. The best moving services Seattle has to offer will help you with the most difficult parts of the move. And ensure you get to your destination in a smooth and stress-free manner. However, there are many fraudulent and incompetent movers on the market that you must avoid at all costs. Hiring such movers actually guarantees a bad moving experience.

    Planing and good movers will ensure a smooth move

    This is how to prevent a bad moving experience. As you can see, planning and finding the right movers is the main part. If you get those two things right, a smooth and enjoyable move is almost guaranteed.

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