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

Moving as a student – How to do it on a budget?

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    Is the end of the term finally here? We’re sure you’re, just like any other student, excited about this and you’ve already planned your summer. But, before the summer adventures start, there’s still one more thing you’ll have to deal with – relocation. Whether you’re moving home during the summer holidays, going on a road trip, or moving into a new place, this is the guide you’d want to read before the big move. To make the relocation as simple as possible for you, we’ve gathered all the tips and wrote them in this guide. Moving as a student doesn’t have to be hard and once you read this guide, you’ll realize this too.

    Moving as a student – The main difficulties

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    Organizing a student relocation on your own is everything but easy

    So, the time for the move has finally arrived? Well then, let’s make sure you’re prepared for it in order to move in the simplest manner. For many students, relocations are tough. Even if they opt to move with some of the best movers Seattle, they still don’t like the idea of having to relocate all of their stuff to another place. Why you might ask? To be honest, there are many reasons but we’ve listed the most common ones and here they are.

    • Having lots of stuff to move. No matter how small dorm rooms are, every student has the ability to find a place for tons of stuff they own. The funny thing is that most of these items are just random pieces and memorabilia from parties, trips, etc. Having to move all of them is everything but simple. There needs to be done some serious decluttering before the arrival of the big move. Decluttering will make your home more spacious and make your move cheaper.
    • Not having enough money to cover relocation expenses. Relocations can be pricey. However, if you have a steady income, covering relocation expenses won’t be a problem for you. On the other hand, if you’re a student with almost no money, this suddenly becomes a big problem.
    • Not having enough time to organize the move. Whether you’re moving as a student during the summer or in the middle of a semester, you probably won’t have a lot of time to spare. Having to organize the entire move in a hurry can make the move even more stressful. Not to mention that if you’re in the middle of exams, you’ll need to find the time to study and organize the move.

    Tips & tricks to make moving as a student easier and cheaper

    Yes, there are some difficulties that you’re probably going to face during the student relocation, but there are also tons of tips that can help you have an easier and cheaper move. For example, if you have lots of stuff to move, you can simply get Newcastle storage and keep your belongings there during the summer so you don’t have to relocate them. Like that tip? Well, there are more of them in the text below.

    Get informed about everything ahead of time

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    Online moving guides can help you organize a cheap and easy relocation

    One of the first things you’d want to do before the move is to get informed about everything. Find out if there are any deadlines regarding your move. Get informed about relocation expenses and how you can avoid some of them. Trust us, self-organization makes relocation easier. But what many don’t realize is that self-organization can also make relocation cheaper. The more you know about the move, the easier it would be for you to organize it.

    Know your budget

    Moving as a student in most cases means you’re going to have to do it on a budget. To do so, you’ll first need to figure out how much money you have and how much of it you can spend on your relocation. You’ll want to do everything you can in order to stick to your budget. If you’ve followed the tips from above and learned about moving expenses, you probably already know how you can save money. For example, get the right number of moving boxes Seattle and don’t buy more than you need, consider using alternatives instead of traditional packing supplies, don’t move everything you own, etc.

    If you want to make your budget bigger, you should take a look at part-time jobs. There are also tons of online jobs that will give you the opportunity to make money online, from the comfort of your home.

    Go through your stuff

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    Declutter your home and save money on your relocation

    One of many minimalist moving tips tells us that there is no point in moving everything we own. Our homes and offices are filled with clutter. Moving to a new place doesn’t make any sense, right? Instead of moving all that clutter to your new living or working space, you’d want to declutter first. Get rid of the stuff you don’t need or use anymore. By doing this, you’ll have fewer items to pack and you’ll also save money on packing supplies.

    Sell the items you don’t need

    If you want to make a couple of bucks when moving as a student, you should consider selling some of your stuff. Books, clothes, comics, are only some of the items that can bring you extra income. But don’t just place them for sale on any site. Instead, get informed on where to sell your unwanted stuff for the most cash and place your items there. And, if you don’t need extra cash, donate some of your items if they are not damaged and can still be used.

    As you can see, moving as a student doesn’t have to be scary, pricey, or difficult. Inform yourself about this process, start preparing ahead of time, stick to your budget, and find help. This is how you’ll manage to move with no problems and without spending more money than necessary.

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