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 treat your moving crew

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    Relocation is one of the most stressful and challenging events that you might encounter in your life. In order to have a successful moving day, there are a lot of things that need to be done. And not only that you will have to organize the relocation of your belongings but you will have to deal with other aspects related to relocation such as change of address, utility transfer, etc. To make your process easier you should consider hiring one of the most reliable moving companies Seattle has. This way you will have fewer things to prepare for your moving day. Also, you will have more time to focus on the other things. Still, if you decide to hire movers you should be there to assist them and make them feel respected. Here are some tips on how to treat your moving crew and have a smooth relocation day.

    Prepare the environment for your movers

    First and one of the most important ways to show respect to your moving crew is to prepare your home for their arrival. That means that you should inspect all the areas around your home and make it clear for them. This way it will be easier for them to navigate and load your furniture into the truck. Also, this will make your moving day more efficient and without any delays. Ensure to clear and remove all the hazards from the hallways, stairways, or any other paths that take to your home and that your movers will have to go through.

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    Keep your stairs clear so your movers can pass

    Also, in order to be prepared for your movers, you should ensure that all of your belongings are ready to be loaded into the truck. If you didn’t use professional packing services you will have to ensure that all of your belongings are properly packed and all the moving boxes are labeled. This is especially important because it will be easier for the movers to handle your moving boxes. They will know which moving boxes don’t contain fragile items and which ones require extra care.

    Respect their time and be punctual

    You should be aware that your chosen interstate movers Seattle are working on a tight schedule. Especially if you are relocating during the busy moving season. For that reason, make sure to be at home at the requested time. That way your movers will not have to rush and they will be more dedicated to your valuables. If they start their work late there might be some damage to your belongings. And this might happen because they will be in the rush.

    If, for some reason, you are not able to be at home on time make sure to contact your local movers Seattle and try to reschedule. If there is no other slot available ask your friend, family member, or your neighbor to be at your home at the requested time. Still, there is nothing that should be more important to you on your moving day rather than the relocation of your belongings. For that reason, be well-mannered and be at home on time.

    Know how to treat your moving crew and be respectful

    Whether this is your first relocation or you already have experience with this matter it is certain that stress is something that comes together with a moving day. From feeling nostalgic because you are leaving your current home to worrying because of the safety of your belongings it is normal to have a mix of emotions. Still, in all this, it is important not to forget about your movers. They are the ones that will make your moving day easier and that will try to take the stress out of your shoulders. For that reason show them respect and how grateful you are for all the work they do.

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    Know how to treat your moving crew and make them feel welcome

    Whether you hired Washington movers to relocate you long-distance or just across the street they will need to do the same job. They are the ones that will lift and carry your heavy furniture. And they are the ones that will handle your fragile and sensitive items. So make sure to show them respect by making them feel welcome in your home. Address them by name, show them the location of the restroom and offer them to rest if needed. All these might look like small things but they show humanity even in the most stressful events.

    There are several other ways to show gratitude to your moving crew

    • Offer food and beverage– Having food and beverage in your home for your moving crew is not mandatory. Still, it is something that will make them feel more welcome and respected. It would be good to have some snacks and cold bottles of water. Since they are doing the physical job this is something that they will appreciate.
    • Give tips– Movers usually don’t expect to get tips but it is a great way to show gratitude. There is no exact amount of money that you should tip as it will depend on the amount of work they did. It is certain that you should tip more if they were working the whole day and lifting heavy furniture.
    • Write a review– It is certain that your movers will be grateful if you write a review regarding the services that they provide. As nowadays everything is digitalized, and most people are researching and comparing moving companies online, review will be very beneficial for them. It will take you just a couple of minutes to do it. And it is something that will mean a lot to them.
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    Writing a review is one of the great ways to show gratitude to your moving crew

    There is no doubt that relocation can bring a lot of stress and worries. Still, one of the most important things is not to lose humanity in those times. For that reason know how to treat your moving crew and be respectful to them. They will show you respect back by handling your belongings with care and caution.


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