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. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.


All Hansen Bros. Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Hansen Bros. continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Hansen Bros. requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re 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 of state in winter: How to prepare

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    It is clear that an interstate move is a difficult one. This process a huge investment of time in preparing, planning, and organizing for it to go smoothly. It is complex and demanding. However, moving off-season can help you a bit. If you decide that moving out of state in winter is a good idea you might experience some benefits. Finding quality movers is easier, and moving might be cheaper but it will still demand a certain level of preparation. Rest assured that Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage will be there to help you out but you should know how to prepare. Here are a few pointers to help you out.

    The first is the most important step

    Moving is difficult and it always helps to have someone to guide you through this process. Long-distance or interstate moving, due to its complexity simply demands that you have adequate help. Only with professional help from cross country movers Seattle offers you can make this process simple and complete your journey with ease. Therefore finding professional movers is a must and a crucial step in the process. Professionals must be prepared and experienced for long-distance or cross-country moving to properly handle your move. So, try to find the right movers well in advance and agree on the moving terms with them.

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    Get ready for the harsh moving conditions

    Moving out of state in winter has its benefits but also some challenges to consider. To deal with them you should prepare well. This simply means the following:

    • Check the weather conditions and prepare for them
    • Decide what to move
    • Pack your belonging securely
    • Prepare for the moving day

    Dealing with these issues will help the process a lot. Regardless of the professionals you have helping you, your own preparation stage is crucial for your success.

    Contingencies of moving out of state in winter and weather conditions

    You should always be informed about the weather condition for your move. Winter weather can be fierce and you have to prepare for it. Moving day is not easy to take in the cold and snowy weather. But keep in mind that the weather can also turn at any moment. Snow storms might put off and delay your move. So, if you have a certain moving date planned make sure that you can change it and be flexible. Sometimes temperatures that are too low or a prolonged snowstorm can make your move impossible. This is why you should make contingency plans and try to be flexible.

    Decide what to move

    Moving out of state or long-distance moving can be expensive. Many reasons influence its cost. The more things you move and the longer distances you have to travel the costlier your move will be. So, sifting through and decluttering is a good idea. As we all accumulate a lot of things we don’t actually need it decluttering is a must. So, make sure to sort out your belongings and see what you need to move. You can donate, give away or sell the surpluses of your belongings. This will not only lighten your load but also make packing and moving day easier.

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    Don’t get overwhelmed but know what moving out of state in winter entails

    This is especially important when moving in winter. The less you have to carry and handle in the cold winter weather the better. The moving services Seattle provides will also have an easier and simpler job to complete. Decluttering can help your moving day in the cold be easier and simpler to handle.

    Pack your belonging securely

    After decluttering make sure that your things are packed in the right way. Moving out of state usually means that you will be separated from your belongings. Your movers will handle their loading and unloading as well as transport. This then means that you have to take care that your things are packed in the best possible way. Protection of your belongings starts with getting the right supplies and packing things properly. So, first, make sure to have a full list of items you need to pack. This will give you an idea of the number of supplies you have to gather. Make sure to get the top-quality supplies and moving boxes Seattle residents recommend to ensure that your things are protected in the best possible way.

    In addition, provide extra security for your specialty items as well. It is not always only about the quality of your packing supplies. You have to take extra care and measures to pack certain items. Preparing paintings, plants, and vintage or antique items properly demands special attention and care. So try to get informed and take extra steps to pack and secure them for transport in the best possible way.

    Prepare for the day of moving out of state in winter

    When moving in winter you have to prepare for the moving day with extra care. As the weather can be freezing you have to keep in mind to dress in some warm and waterproof clothes. This will help you stay warm and ease the trouble of moving. Also, take care that your family is well-prepared and dressed for this process. In addition, be prepared for any unpredicted event to happen. The weather can change very fast during the winter move so prepare yourself and make backup plans. Don’t forget to transfer your utilities on time, too, as you don’t want to enter the cold dark home on your moving day.

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    Make sure you have the right movers equipped to handle the winter move

    Keep in mind that long distance movers Seattle provides will have a difficult moving day if the weather is bad. So, try to be helpful in any way possible. Make sure that they have enough room to work. Showell all of the snow and clear out any ice that might be in their path. This will keep all involved safe during moving day. Also, make sure to provide adequate rest for the mover. Prepare a lot of hot water, coffee, cocoa, and tea for the movers. This will help them rest and charge their batteries during the cold winter move.

    Embrace winter moving

    Although moving long distances is difficult it becomes even more complex when you are moving out of state in winter. This decision will be beneficial in some ways but it will also bring you some challenges. However, moving in winter does not have to be too problematic with good preparation. Knowing what to do and how to prepare will help you considerably.

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