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

Items you shouldn’t store in your attic

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    The attic is a spacious area in our homes that we rarely go into. And that’s usually what makes it the perfect spot for storing a plethora of different items. However, while there are many things you can put in your storage unit with some peace of mind, there are also some items you shouldn’t store in your attic. Of course, the best thing would be to invest in a Newcastle storage unit when in need of extra storage space. But if that’s not an option, then you need to learn what you can and can’t store inside your attic.

    The list of items you shouldn’t store in your attic

    A room for of items you shouldn't store in your attic.
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    Don’t feel guilty if you have some of these items inside your attic at the moment. You definitely wouldn’t be the first person to make that mistake. That just means you have to get down to work and find a new place that will be suitable for your items. And as an experienced moving company Washington, we know that there are many such places.

    Important photographs

    Family albums might not be worth much in a monetary sense, but they are worth their weight in gold in the emotional sense. That’s why we know that having your albums and family pictures ruined would be one of the worst things you can imagine. The temperature in your attic will most likely go through extreme weather changes. That’s what will cause humidity, and humidity can ruin your photos for good. So try to find a more stable environment for the preservation of your family albums, such as your bedroom.

    Musical instruments

    The majority of musical instruments will hold immense monetary as well as emotional value. Take your piano as an example. It’s probably a family heirloom that has been passed down to you from your parents or grandparents, and we all know how expensive pianos are. That’s why storing it in an attic with a fluctuating temperature is not a good idea. Instead, look for reliable piano movers Seattle and have your precious heirloom stored in a professional storage unit. In this situation, it is absolutely necessary to make this investment.

    Leather wardrobe

    A woman in a leather jacket.
    Do you feel your best when in a leather jacket? Then take good care of it all year long.

    Do you enjoy wearing your leather jacket every spring and fall? Then you need to make sure you protect it during summer and winter and the right way to do that isn’t by putting it in your attic. When it comes to the items you shouldn’t store in your attic, leather goods are an important entry on the list. The hot and cold temperatures in your attic will have a negative effect on your leather. It might lose elasticity, resulting in the inability to wear your favorite piece of clothing. At least, you won’t be able to wear it with the same enthusiasm.


    These days, imagining our life without all those little gadgets is next to impossible. If you happen to have so many of them that you end up in need of storage solutions in your area, then you definitely don’t want to make your attic that designated area. Your mobile and laptop will sometimes automatically shut down when exposed to extreme weather even for a short time, so you can imagine what could happen if you leave them unsupervised for longer periods of time.

    Important documents

    Who wants to go through the trouble of getting another ID or driver’s license? Most importantly, who wants to risk ruining their marriage certificate or a diploma by storing them in an attic? Important documents are among the items that you shouldn’t store in an attic as they can be eaten by mice or ruined by heat fluctuations and humidity. Bear in mind that you might not even be aware that you have mice in your attic. And even if you don’t have them at the moment, they could appear at some point down the line.


    Books in a library.
    Take good care of your books – a world of knowledge is hidden in them.

    Now, this is a type of item that people usually put in their attics. While you might see no harm in storing some dusty books in your attic, you really need to think things through. Do you care about your books and do they hold any type of monetary or emotional value? If the books you are planning to store are important to you, then you should definitely not keep them in your attic. Like photographs and important documents, the pages of your books could also be ruined by weather fluctuations and pests.

    Flammable materials

    Be very careful with this one as you stand to lose more than just an item – you stand to catch your house on fire. Items such as batteries and aerosol sprays could combust, leading to catastrophic consequences. That’s why you’ll want to store these items in dry, dark, and cold spaces, aways from any source of heat. Be careful with this one if you happen to be working with local movers in Seattle at the moment or in the future. Flammable materials belong to the group of items your moving company won’t be able to move.

    Keep an eye on the items that shouldn’t be placed in your attic

    Now that you have a list of the items you shouldn’t store in your attic, you should pay close attention the next time you decide to put anything up there. As you were able to notice, many items that you have in your household might not stand the test of time when placed in an attic. Most of your items require a dry, dark, and cool place where they won’t be subjected to any fluctuations in the weather. If you have the luxury of choosing, it’s always better to put your items in Seattle full-service storage. That’s where your items will be the safest.

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