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 ship office inventory from Washington

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    Office relocation requires thorough preparation and time-wise organization. The more you plan it, the more tasks show up on your list. Besides packing, it’s important to know how to ship office inventory from Washington the right way. Only then can you have peace of mind and stay motivated for the duration of your upcoming move. Also, it’s necessary to research and hire some of the best movers Seattle has on offer, and pick the ones that will get the work done for you. On the other hand, you can contact us at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage and check our top-quality offer. Our entire team stands at your disposal, so don’t hesitate and give us a call today!

    Prepare your office inventory before shipping

    Regardless of the duration of your move, you must prepare office inventory properly. Poorly packed chairs, electronic equipment, and other items aren’t likely to survive while traveling from point A to point B. That being said, the first thing to do when preparing your office for the move is to organize the upcoming duties. By making a moving schedule, you’ll feel less scattered and stressed.

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    Knowing how to ship office inventory will make the entire endeavor easier.

    Divide your office move into the following phases:

    • Choosing shipping method. 
    • Hiring qualified movers.
    • Decluttering and shopping for the move.
    • Renting a storage unit. 
    • Packing and shipping. 

    Choose a shipping method that works best for you

    One of the most important factors of business relocation is shipping and transport. Inventory and other goods may get lost in the way, or get stolen. To prevent this, make sure not to jump into hasty decisions when looking for the right shipping company. Rely on various reviews and also get in touch with any particular company. Those that have a developed tracking system are the ones that will ensure your items don’t get lost in the process.

    Merchant shipping is the most popular shipping method for business owners. However, not all couriers will charge the same amount of money. A total shipping price depends on your destination, storage location, and parcel sizes. Therefore, focus on courier services that provide excellent services at a reasonable price.

    Find capable movers experienced at commercial relocations

    The movers that are praised by a wide array of small and bigger businesses should be the ones to handle your office move. That’s why it’s necessary to research the movers before you sign a deal with them. However, bear in mind that looking for the right company can often be time-consuming. It depends on whether the company is available when it suits you, and if it provides much-needed services.

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    Research different moving companies and also find a shipping method that suits you best.

    By following these steps, it won’t take you much until you connect with the best movers for you:

    • Remember to look up only licensed movers that provide a free moving quote.
    • The company’s reputation matters, so go with those that have a clean track record and fulfill their duties towards each customer.
    • Write down contact information and make calls. Speak with their personnel about all moving matters, and don’t hesitate to ask questions. Their duty is to provide you with all the information you must know.
    • Make sure you’re hiring a full-service company with rich experience in commercial relocations.
    • It would be even better if a company you want to hire provided shipping services as well.

    Don’t forget to declutter

    Decluttering is much-needed when moving your office (and business). There’s a great chance that not every item has to go with you. That’s why you should take a day or two to completely sort all spare items in your office. You may either sell, donate, recycle, or toss the items. The benefits of decluttering are the reasons why this is the first thing to do before you even make a moving shopping list:

    • When you have fewer items to pack and move, you automatically save a certain amount of money. Once you complete the decluttering process, you can make a moving checklist with an accurate number of boxes and additional supplies.
    • A smaller number of items means less work for your movers.
    • You won’t clutter your new home once you get rid of spare items.

    Secure a good storage unit on time

    Research about storage units in your moving destination where your office inventory will be stored. However, ensure the storage you consider renting is pest-free and climate-controlled. Only then your items will be fully safe and sound during the rental period. Just make sure you can have complete access to your belongings. Also, don’t forget to read reviews about movers Shoreline WA has on offer and their storage services.

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    Hire a team of professional to pack your office.

    Pack your office inventory properly before you ship it

    Packing and shipping come last, after completing all the previous steps. That way, packing your office for the move won’t seem as tedious. Plus, when you have professional packers at your disposal, chances for something to go wrong are non-existent. This is especially important when packing sensitive items, as well as complex equipment. Professional packers know how to deal with various kinds of items, which makes packing more easier for you.

    In case you have bulkier items, like piano, then consider adding piano movers Seattle to your list. Movers who know how to pack and move pianos the right way will do it precisely and quicker than it would normally take you.

    Make sure to track your office inventory once you ship it from Washington

    In addition to learning how to ship office inventory, you should get familiar with tracking methods. Nowadays, technology is developed to the point that tracking is possible even from the comfort of your own home. This is yet another important trait of a reliable moving and shipping company you should consider. When you have all services you need in one place, it’s easy to stay motivated and relaxed during the complex moving process. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the whereabouts of your goods thanks to improved tracking tools.


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