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 protect walls and floors when moving

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    When moving, people always take care of the items they bring with them. You try to pack everything and safely transfer your new home to you. There is one thing few people think about when moving, and that is floors and walls. In the chaos of moving, the walls and floors are often damaged – incised, scratched, sunken, and so on. Most people pay attention not to damage the furniture, while they only think about the walls and floors when some damage occurs. Fortunately, when you hire Washington movers, they take care not to damage them. Experienced workers know how to move all the furniture with a minimal chance of some scratches. To avoid banging your head when damage occurs, here are some tips on how to protect floors and walls when moving.

    Workers take care to protect walls and floors when moving.
    When moving heavy furniture, you must take special care not to damage the floors and walls.

    Think in time about protecting walls and floors when moving

    When choosing a new home, you choose the floors and walls that you like. Although wooden floors look great, they are not very grateful when it comes to moving. You must take care not to damage the walls and floors of the house you are moving from, as well as those in the new house you are moving into. The most important thing in any move is to plan on time. If you take enough time to plan everything on time, there is less chance that some unforeseen circumstances and damage will occur.

    Damage to furniture and walls, doors, and floors can easily occur in a hurry. Certainly, the help of relocation professionals is welcome. Local movers Seattle are more experienced and can handle large pieces of furniture so that nothing is damaged. But also by organizing and planning everything on time, you help to protect walls and floors.

    Here are some tips on how you can protect walls and floors from damage:

    • Clean the exit path
    • Use cardboard for protection
    • Don’t forget to use carpets, rugs, and mats
    • Disassemble bulky furniture
    • Use corner protection
    • Have enough manpower
    • Hire experienced movers

    Clean the exit path to protect walls and floors when moving

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    Hire an experienced moving company to protect walls and floors when moving.

    This certainly doesn’t sound like real advice to you, but it is very important. Don’t forget to remove things from the passage of the house where things will be taken outside or brought inside. This means removing everything that might interfere with the passage – boxes, furniture, etc. But also make sure to clean the road well so that someone does not slip, check that there is no water on the floor. This prevents you from accidentally hitting walls and floors as the movers will slip.

    Use cardboard for protection

    When you move, cardboard becomes a magical material. You can use it for packaging (cardboard boxes) but also for many other things. One of them is definitely to protect the floors and walls when moving. Cover the floors where it is most often passed so that people do not step on the new floors. Or use it to line and protect walls from possible accidental bumps.

    Pay special attention to protecting the corners of the walls from shocks. You can also use cardboard to protect the furniture or other items which you will temporarily put in Seattle storage to keep until you need it. So get as much cardboard as possible when you move.

    Don’t to use forget carpets, rugs, and mats to protect floors

    Another thing that can be very useful for protecting floors and walls is rugs, mats, and carpets. If people step on them, they are less likely to damage or scratch the floor. Just make sure you tighten them well so people don’t trip. Accidental tripping can cause your belongings to fall out and break or damage the floor and walls. Soft materials will absorb accidental shocks and prevent walls and floors from scratching or sagging.

    Disassemble bulky furniture to protect

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    Thoroughly clean the floors before taking things out, as this will prevent damage to the floors.

    The safest thing you can do to protect floors and walls is to disassemble bulky furniture. It would be wise to leave that job to professionals. If you try to disassemble the furniture yourself, you may damage it or lose some small parts. That’s why it’s good that you can always call the movers and let them disassemble and assemble the furniture. Workers with experience in moving furniture know how to pack furniture for moving. They will be happy to disassemble your furniture, wrap it in foil and save all the parts so that they can safely reach your new home. They will also reassemble it in the new house. This way you can be sure that you will protect the floors and walls.

    Have enough manpower

    To move easily and avoid damage when moving, it is important to have enough workers to help you. You can ask a friend to help you take out the heavy furniture. Some pieces of furniture will need two or even four people to be safely taken out. A lot of damage to floors and walls happens because the number of people needed to carry furniture is underestimated.

    Hire experienced movers

    Last but not least, hire an experienced moving company. they will take care of moving your furniture as professionals in their business. You can try it yourself, but it is much easier when you have the help of a person experienced in moving furniture. Experienced workers are trained to avoid any damage when moving furniture, including damage to walls and floors. Request a free quote for your move and plan an easy and quick move. Hiring movers don’t have to be expensive.

    Surely you would not like to damage the furniture or the walls and floors of the apartment you are moving in or moving out of. Your move will easily pass without damage if you organize everything on time. By following these tips you will be able to easily protect your walls and floors when you move. Good luck!

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