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

Ideas for saving time when moving

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    When it comes to an upcoming relocation process, it’s certainly going to seem like there’s never enough time. You might feel overwhelmed by the sheer thought of all the things that need to be done in a matter of weeks. From hiring the best movers Issaquah WA has to offer to pack your items while maintaining their safety to switching your utilities, the duties are just going to pile on. But you shouldn’t worry, as one might say that saving time when moving is our specialty. We are a professional moving company with 130 years of experience on the market, so we know what we are talking about. Pay close attention and have a time-saving transition to your new location.

    Hire a reliable moving company and save your precious time

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    A reliable moving company won’t waste a minute of your time, which makes it worth every penny.

    It’s quite obvious that the quickest, as well as the safest way, to relocate is by using moving services from a reliable moving company. Hiring some of the best movers Seattle has to offer will not only provide you with an on-time move, but it will also ensure all of your items enjoy perfect safety. However, to find a reputable moving company, you will have to make peace with paying a generous amount of money.

    You ought to resist hiring movers that offer moving rates that are too good to be true. Because if an estimate of a certain moving company is much lower than the estimates of its competitors, you might be onto a moving scam. Low-ball moving rates are one of the biggest red flags when it comes to fraudulent moving companies.

    Saving time when moving is easy when you have a moving timeline

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    Take a piece of paper and try to remember everything you have to do in the upcoming period.

    The weeks leading up to your relocation are going to be stressful and filled with different tasks. In order not to forget to take care of a certain task and then having to retrace your steps, we suggest you create a moving timeline. Whether you decide to divide your list week-by-week or day-by-day is up to you. As long as you include all of the moving-related tasks that await in the upcoming period, you should be fine. To give you an example of the tasks you need to include on your list, consider the following:

    • Shopping for packing materials and moving boxes
    • Informing your friends and extended family members that you are relocating
    • Finding and hiring the best shipping companies Seattle has to offer
    • Throwing a going away party for your closest ones
    • Transferring school and medical records

    Basically, there is no such thing as a moving timeline list that is too long. The more details you include, the more time will you be able to save. You’ll completely eliminate the possibility of forgetting about an important task which happens too many times during relocation.

    Ensure everything is packed by the time your movers arrive

    If you have decided to pack by yourself, then you need to understand how big of a responsibility this really is. Not only will you have to be very careful when wrapping your items and protecting them for transport, but you’ll also have to eliminate tardiness. You can’t afford to be late with packing which will result in your movers arriving at your home, only to find out that nothing is ready for the move.

    If you want to be ready by the time your local movers in Seattle arrive at your home, start packing on time. Consider the fact that you’ll start by packing the non-essentials, after which you can move on to the items you use on a daily basis. With that in mind, it’s safe to say that you can start packing six weeks before the moving day. That will give you just enough time to do everything by the book.

    Save everyone’s time by making your house ready for the moving day

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    Create a safe and clutter-free environment for everyone to work in.

    We don’t know whether you know this, but there are many things you can do to save everyone’s time on the day of your move. For starters, it’s safe to assume that your movers won’t disconnect anything that’s hard-wired into your house. That means you’ll have to unplug all of your appliances and make sure they are ready for transport. Secondly, you ought to ensure that the path between your items and the moving truck is completely clear. In other words, clear out all the hallways and clutter that you have in your home. Think about your movers – they’ll work their best if they aren’t tripping on your kid’s toys or other moving boxes.

    Finally, depending on the weather outside, you’ll want to ensure maximum safety for everyone who will be carrying heavy boxes. In case of snow and ice, make sure to shovel the porch and your yard, as well as to defrost any icy patches. Moving day safety is no joke, and it’s something that needs to be worked on. And yes, there are plenty of things to do before your local, long-distance, or interstate movers arrive. That is why we suggest you get an early start and wake up as early as possible.

    By packing a moving essentials kit, you’ll be saving your time after the move

    Why not think about your life after the big day? If you think that saving time when moving only applies to the days leading up to your relocation, then you ought to think again. Moving as a process includes the few days after your relocation when you will be unpacking your boxes. By packing a moving essentials box, you won’t be wasting a second of your precious time on aimless digging through your boxes. All of the items you need for that first day and night in the new house will be just within your reach.

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