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


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Free Moving Estimate


    Just like moving an employee across the country, moving an employee with their family internationally has many aspects to consider. Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage can help you make the transition as seamless as possible. From our no-obligation survey, until the last item is unpacked safely at the destination, we are with you and your employee every step of the way.

    Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is a proud agent of Allied International, one of the largest and most respected international moving companies in the world. Together, Hansen Bros. and Allied International can efficiently move your people to or from anywhere in the world with the ease we move someone to a neighboring town. We understand that there’s much to anticipate and plan for when moving overseas. When you choose us as your international moving company, your focus can remain on your other responsibilities and not on the stressful aspects of arranging an overseas relocation.

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    How Are We Different?

    What makes us different is our ability to recognize your people’s and companies’ specific needs and then customize your international moving policy to the services required to reflect those needs. You need an international moving company with knowledge, experience and comprehensive resources to transport your team globally. You need Hansen Bros. and Allied International. By meeting early in the process to understand your goals, we can put together a relocation policy that reflects those goals. With the plan in place, everyone will have the same expectations before the move takes place or is even discussed. This sets the table for a successful move and a happy and productive employee.

    Thanks so much for doing an incredible job. You handled this small moving order with much courtesy and responsiveness.

    -Val H., September 27, 2018

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    The planning process

    Our international moving services begin with a complete no-obligation survey, keeping in mind the predetermined parameters already set in your company policy. We will be able to determine what will be moving, the services to be performed and any particular needs there may be regarding the shipment. Then, working together with our operations department, a comprehensive plan is constructed to address all of the parameters of the upcoming move. We will then be able to compare services required to your company policy.

    If there is a discrepancy, we will be able to make suggestions and offer various options that address the situation. After the plan and any options are in place, it is reviewed with your employee. If the shipment is out of the scope of your policies, options available to the employee are agreed upon. We have detailed information on the destination country’s culture, customs and laws which also help keep the transferee informed. The same people that devised the plan become the personal move coordinator who will not only plan every detail of the move, but will also be the single point of contact throughout the journey. They will oversee the move from start to finish, ensuring everyone’s satisfaction along the way.

    We have the right team for the job

    Our skilled professionals will effectively pack, according to plan, the entire residence or just a few items and prepare the belongings for the rigorous journey overseas. We will only use the highest quality packing materials and supplies and we will carefully inventory every piece of the shipment. All parties involved will be able to contact us if necessary at anytime during the process. Everyone will also receive shipment details regarding the vessel or flight number, estimated delivery dates and service providers as part of our international moving services.

    Contingency plans

    If all of the belongings are being not transported at once, we have many storage-in-transit options that can be utilized. The storage options are designed to be an integral facet of our international moving services if the move requirements limit the size of the shipment, if your employee is renting a furnished home while overseas, or if the employee is staying in a hotel before relocating permanently into a residence. We also have the option of flying a small amount of items to the destination for daily use while the household goods are making their way overseas, which gets the individual up and running almost immediately.

    Hansen Bros. and Allied offers a customized level of service to suit the budget and needs of your company and your employees. From just arranging for local storage while flying a few items over to low cost “dock to dock” shipping to doing a complete pack and “door to door” delivery, our team can do it all.

    Why Choose Hansen Bros. and Allied?

    1) Allied to Allied – Using the world’s largest network of moving expertise

    • Allied International has owned and franchised companies operating under the Allied brand in over 45 countries around the world with trusted representatives in every other country in the world. This unique network provides single-source control of your shipments from origin to destination. Allied International monitors performance on each move to in order to maintain top-quality service throughout our global network.

    2) We know the business better than anyone

    • Allied has been relocating families for companies to all corners of the globe for decades. As a result, we have the experience in routing options and customs procedures to move your team to virtually every country in the world.

    3) Goods are packed by skilled moving crews

    • Trained and experienced Allied agent moving crews that use materials and techniques specifically designed for export shipments – protecting belongings from shock and vibration, as well as temperature and humidity extremes along the way.

    4) Sometimes costs have to be held down, so we do just that

    • By constructing a moving policy early, the Hansen Bros team can offer many different options on how to save whenever possible. Also working in conjunction with Allied, one of the largest international moving companies in the world, our team is able to command premier, preferential service at highly competitive prices. This provides you with assurance that your shipments and your team members will be awarded the most timely and cost-efficient relocation possible.

    5) We keep you informed every step of the way

    • A move management system is in place for every move – a comprehensive series of checks and double-checks, that ensures attention to all the details of a move every step of the way. Scheduled “prompts” and reminders make sure that every step of the moving process is completed – and communicated to everyone involved – with optimum proficiency.

    6) Service Charter

    • Hansen Bros. and Allied International have established a set of move standards to make sure that you receive a consistent, quality move on a door-to-door basis.

    7) Comprehensive transit protection and “in-house” claims team


    Arsen and Irvin did a fine job, and without complaint! (We have many many stairs)

    -Laura V., January 22, 2013

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    • If a claim does arise following your move, Allied International will arrange for repair or replacement as quickly as possible. Unlike many competitors, all claims are settled directly by the Allied International claims team, rather than an indifferent third party.


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