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 for the first time – how to cope

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    Are you getting ready to relocate for the first time? If this is the case, you’ll probably want to learn about it as much as you can before the time for relocation arrives. Yes, moving for the first time can be a bit challenging, but our guide is here to help you cope with it and overcome any challenges you stumble upon. So, if you want to learn how to organize a stress-free relocation and move with ease, make sure to keep reading this article from Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage.

    What makes moving hard?

    If you’ve been reading our blog regularly, then you already know that most people find this process hard. Many get stressed and anxious when they start to organize the move. This ruins the entire relocation for them. But, why is this? What exactly makes moving hard?

    Although every person is different and unique, the only thought about having to relocate everything you own can stress everyone out. This entire process needs to be organized seamlessly in order for everything to go according to plan and with no problems. This is especially hard for someone who is moving for the first time.

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    Follow the right tips and make your move easier

    But if you choose a good and trustworthy moving company Washington, you will have nothing to worry about. Even if you choose to move on your own, there is still a way to organize a seamless move. Read carefully and you will learn all about them.

    How to cope with moving for the first time?

    No matter how old you are, you shouldn’t be scared or get anxious just because you have to move for the first time. Even if you’re moving abroad, you can move with ease. But, if you just can’t cope with the change that’s about to happen, here are a couple of things you should do:

    Learn about the relocation process

    One of the first things you will want to do before starting to plan your move is to learn a bit about this process. The more you know about it, the simpler it would be for you to organize it. That’s why you should talk to someone who has recently moved or, even better, talk to the movers you want to hire. Professionals can tell you all about the relocation challenges and how you can overcome them. In addition to this, you can learn about Newcastle storage and moving services and how you can get them.

    Talk to your loved ones

    Whenever we are feeling sad, have problems, or simply need a piece of advice, our loved ones are here to help. That’s why you shouldn’t skip talking with them about your upcoming relocation. Trust us, doing this will help you greatly and you will manage to cope with the change and prepare for new opportunities.

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    Talk to your loved ones about the move and prepare mentally for the upcoming change

    It would be a good idea to organize a small gathering where all of you can meet and talk in person. Use this chance to say goodbye to them if you’re moving over long distances. And remember, you shouldn’t be sad. Moving to another place will bring you many new opportunities. Embrace the change and you will start to think about the move positively.

    Plan every step of your relocation

    No matter how hard one relocation might be, with a well-made plan, it will become much easier. The goal is to plan every step of the move. This task will be simpler if you’re not the only one who’s in charge of it. For example, if you hire professionals, they can take care of a big portion of this task for you.

    Here are some of the things that require proper planning:

    • Moving budget – Plan your budget and make sure to stick to it. That’s how you’ll avoid spending more than planned.
    • Finding help – Professionals can make any relocation simpler. If you have some delicate items, such as a piano, you should look for piano movers Seattle who can move it hassle-free.
    • Finding a new home – You should start looking for a new place as soon as you set the moving date. Make sure to start your search only after you identify your needs.
    • Decluttering – There’s really no point in moving every item you own. Get rid of the items you’re not using anymore and you’ll also manage to save money on your move.
    • Paperwork – We won’t lie to you, this is one of the most boring tasks of every move. Start to deal with it ahead of time and you’ll keep problems and stress away.

    Get your finances in order

    Whether you are moving to the suburbs or to another country, you will want to set your finances in order before this endeavor. Relocations can become really pricey if you’re not being careful. So, in order to avoid unplanned expenses, set your budget and look for a moving company that has affordable prices. Ask for a moving estimate and see whether your wallet can handle these expenses.

    Give yourself some time

    Whether you’re moving for the first time or not, it’s important to give yourself some time. You need some time to settle in your new neighborhood and embrace the change. This is completely fine. You don’t have to unpack all of your boxes all at once and you don’t have to start meeting new people immediately. There are no rights and wrongs.

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    Give yourself some time to adjust to the change

    Moving for the first time? Hire a reliable moving company and rest at ease

    If you want to avoid chaotic relocations, put professionals in charge instead of trying to organize everything on your own. Moving companies are here to make your move as simple as possible. Find a company that has all the services you need, make sure they are reliable, and hire them. Let them organize the move for you while you plan how to find a rental apartment in Seattle or deal with moving paperwork. That’s how you’ll manage to move with no problems along the way!

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