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

The importance of referring good movers to others

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    Finding a good moving company might not be the easiest thing in the world. Many people struggle to find quality movers, and many more fall prey to a moving scam of some sort or experience additional costs, hidden expenses, there are all sorts of things going on. And that is precisely why you should be referring good movers to others if you had a positive experience. For example, if you hired one of the moving companies Kirkland and they did a great job, you should pass that knowledge to your acquaintances, family, and friends. That will make it a lot easier for them. And there might be something in it for you as well.

    5 reasons why you should be referring good movers to others

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    Share your knowledge with those in need of reliable moving solutions.

    While the referrals themselves provide a huge variety of benefits to everyone, here are the most important ones:

    • Makes it easier for others to find quality movers
    • Saves time and energy
    • Offers assurances
    • You can get a discount for your next relocation
    • Reduces the chance for a moving scam

    If you spent the time searching for quality movers on your own, then you might already realize how much help it would be if someone just gave you the information on a “silver platter”. And that is why you will want to share your experiences with local movers Seattle or any other you came in contact with. But for now, let’s see how exactly will this information help the people you will be sharing it with.

    Referrals make finding quality movers easier

    The fact of the matter is that there are hundreds of moving companies out there. And they all offer similar services to their clients. Figuring out which company is right for you takes considerable time and effort. But if you have a few referrals from a trusted source (in this case, you), the whole process becomes infinitely easier. You get to provide your friends, family members, or any other acquaintance with a way to easily navigate around the available moving companies. And if you help someone find ideal office movers Seattle, you might secure considerable favor, which can help you down the proverbial line. Not that you are doing it to get something out of it but it is a welcome addition.

    Time savings

    Finding movers takes considerable time investment. And time is something that no one has enough of. By providing a referral to others, you will help them plan and organize their relocation in a more efficient manner. They will not need to search for movers on their own, they can simply follow your referral and have a positive moving experience.

    Furthermore, you may allow your friends to make more time for social events, as they will not need to spend it searching for movers. This can have a hugely positive effect on your own life, as you get to spend more time with people you care about.

    Referrals provide additional assurances

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    Having a referral is a reliable way to find movers.

    When you share your positive experiences with others, you are providing them with an additional assurance that their moving process can be the same. By recommending quality movers, you are paving the road to yet another successful relocation. Reliability and trustworthiness are highly sought after in this day and age, and others will know how to appreciate it. Just think about when you were looking for movers and how easier it would be if you had a referral to go on.

    Most of the moving company’s business is based on referrals, in fact, which can work in your favor.

    Referring good movers to others can grant you discounts

    Since you are directly contributing to the company’s business, most movers will be happy to provide you with something for the referral. This can range from discounts, coupons, and even a free relocation! Of course, you would need to provide numerous referrals for the latter but it is a possibility.

    For example, at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, we are very generous with our customers who bring us more business. We strive to maintain a good relationship with all of our clients and offer great referral incentives. Aside from financial gains, recommending good movers brings a lot of positivity into the whole process. Your friends will be happy that they have a great moving company to work with, and the movers will be grateful for additional business. It’s a win-win situation for everyone!

    With your referral, the chances of moving scams drop

    Lastly, we simply can’t disregard the fact that there are moving companies out there that scam their customers. The main tactic of these movers is to offer ludicrously low moving prices. That makes most people think about them as a low-cost relocation alternative. However, the low prices also “tip-off” some people that something is wrong. There are good reasons why most movers have similar prices, after all. But there is a possibility that some low-cost movers might be legitimate.

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    Referrals help prevent moving scams.

    If you don’t have a referral for a low-cost moving company, hiring them poses a considerable risk. But if you do, this risk is significantly lessened and might prove to be the difference between an enjoyable moving experience and a horrible one. By providing a referral, you are reducing this risk by a considerable margin. It is not “bulletproof” of course, as providing quality service to a few customers only to scam others is an often-used tactic. With low-cost movers, there is always a risk, after all, referral or not.


    To sum it all up, if you have had a positive experience with a moving company in the city of Seattle, or anywhere else, it is to everyone’s benefit to share those experiences. When referring good movers to others, everyone wins, simple as that. You might also want to take some time to write a customer review or two, to help friends and complete strangers both.

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