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 out after a breakup – how to handle it

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    Breakups are painful experiences. And when you’ve been sharing your living space with your partner, it can be even more so. But not all ends are tragic, and moving on from a relationship that causes you more harm than good is the right decision to make. Moving out after a breakup can certainly be an intense experience. To start with, you’ll have to decide who gets to stay in what once was your shared home. And while dealing with intense emotions, you’ll have to sort out your possessions and figure out the pragmatic side of your move, which is overwhelming. Luckily, the best moving companies Seattle has have seen it all. Our moving experts at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage have plenty of experience and an understanding of people going through emotional turmoil while moving. In this article, we share our best tips on how to handle relocation after separation from your partner in a smooth way.

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    When you decide to split with your partner, you’ll need to reach a mutual agreement on who is moving out after a breakup

    Moving out after a breakup and who gets to keep what

    When you’re moving in with your partner, the very last thing that’s on your mind is that this may come to an end someday. However, there comes the time when you decide to end your partnership. So, on the pragmatic side of things, the first question would naturally be, how to split everything you own together? Who is leaving the house after a breakup, and who gets to keep the dog? Case in point, it’s clear why breakups after leaving together are more complex than when just dating.

    No matter how overwhelmed you may feel due to the circumstances, it’s good to remind yourself that there is a reason for everything. Living under the same roof with someone can reveal a lot about them that you wouldn’t have otherwise noticed. So, if your relationship at some point abates your happiness and quality of life instead of enhancing it, splitting up is for the better. Looking at things from the right perspective will help you stay collected and will minimize emotional outbursts. And like so, you’ll be able to handle the moving out process after the separation with a clear head and more effectively.

    When it comes to deciding on who’s keeping what, you’ll need to discuss it with your partner. Make sure you book your Seattle storage services in advance, so you have a safekeeping solution at hand and lessen the stress in this regard. You’ll need to figure who’s moving out after you part ways, and who gets to keep the place. So, review your lease and in case both of you have signed it, talk to the landlord and transfer the agreement. Moving away after a breakup will be much easier if you both agree to discuss things respectfully. 

    How to organize a relocation after split up?

    Moving is enough of a challenge on its own. But when you have an emotional hurt and sudden changes in your life to deal with, it can be even more so. As all moving situations and breakups are different, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for neither of them. However, make sure you talk to dependable movers Redmond WA and lock in the date of your relocation after a breakup.

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    Know what to expect from your ex-partner come moving day, and plan accordingly

    Besides, you probably have a good idea of what should you expect from your partner during the move. If you’re ending a bad relationship and you expect your former partner to cause a lot of drama, make it quick. This means that you’ll have to have a good and detailed plan. Then, figure the date, and let it preferably be on a day that your ex-partner is at work or elsewhere. With everything prepared in advance, you’ll be able to move out after the split swiftly and in one go.

    And, in the best-case scenario, you may have ended the relationship on good terms. If so, you should talk to your former partner and make mutual agreements about who is moving out after the separation, and how will everything go.

    Take as much pro help as you can when moving out after a breakup

    Relocating after a breakup entails a roller coaster of conflicting emotions. This is overwhelming and emotionally and mentally exhausting. And since moving requires a great deal of planning, chances are, you won’t feel like doing it on your own. Therefore, it’s imperative to hire movers you can trust and lean on pro help to get things right.

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    Rely on pro movers to make your relocation after splitting up easier

    There is no need to add stress to your current situation and complicate things even further. So, get help from your mover and consider enlisting them to cover all aspects of your post-breakup moving out. From a supply of moving boxes Seattle to packing services and storage, your mover will make things a lot more simple. You already have enough to deal with on your plate. Hence, lean on the support of a reliable mover, and endure the difficult moment that moving out after splitting up is with more ease.

    Find a temporary place to stay at

    Every move is difficult because it means uprooting and leaving the familiarity of what we know as home. However, moving out after separating from your partner puts you in an especially vulnerable place. Therefore it’s important to find a place to stay as soon as you know that you are the one moving out. So, consider are you going back home? Or, moving to a different city?

    Figure out your new digs at the earliest. Look forward to the future, and you’ll help yourself deal with the current emotional hurt more effectively. When deciding, think of what is best for you. Making decisions that turn the tables in your favor will help you get over a breakup much easier. Perhaps it’ll be better to stay at a place temporarily and give yourself space to make an unrushed decision. You can ask friends to stay over for a while. It’s very important and helpful to surround yourself with loved ones and create a good support system around you. This is how you’ll handle moving out after a breakup with less hurt, and faster.

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