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

Tips for moving your business without disruption

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    Moving an office is definitely not something you will want to approach with a leisurely attitude. Of course, there is no need to deal with incredible stress and worries when relocating an office, but you also can’t afford to put off your moving tasks until the week of your move. That being said, we here at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage always have a way of helping you have a successful move, be it a residential or a commercial one. We know that, right now, moving your business without disruption might seem nearly impossible. But with good organization and sufficient preparation, nothing is impossible. With our tips, you’ll manage to move your business quickly and efficiently, which will let you get back to normal business proceedings in the optimal time.

    Start by looking for reliable commercial movers in your area

    There are many tasks that you can and will have to do on your own – but there are also many tasks that will require you to have reliable office movers Seattle by your side. Make no mistake – commercial relocation is nothing like residential moving. Not only does your livelihood depend on it, but so do the earnings of all of your employees. Thus, you should spare no expense when looking for a moving team to assist you throughout the process. That doesn’t mean that you should opt for the most expensive movers, of course. It just means that you shouldn’t let the price be the biggest deciding factor.

    A woman in an office working on a laptop.
    Don’t try to attempt a business relocation without professional assistance.

    The best commercial moving companies Marysville has will let you move your office possessions without any unnecessary problems and obstacles. You can decide whether you want their assistance with every moving task or during special moments only.

    A good plan will help with moving your business without disruption

    If you are aiming for moving success (which you definitely should be), then you need to create a solid moving plan. In fact, a detailed moving plan is of such importance that we dare say its creation is one of the most important moving tasks, whether you are going through a household or commercial relocation in Seattle. You have two options:

    1. One, you can let your movers create the moving plan for you.
    2. Two, you can create a plan with the help of your employees.

    The first option is suitable for those business owners who decide to opt for a full-service move. The second option is perfect for people who hire moving labor or seek assistance with some moving tasks. Either way, your moving plan is the way to have an office relocation without any disruptions.

    Divide the tasks among your employees

    Moving isn’t an event that one person can handle on his or her own. Quite the contrary – relocation is a process that’s going to demand plenty of assistance from whoever will offer it. Luckily for you, you already have all the help you need in the palm of your hand – you have your team. Every employee should be involved in the relocation one way or another.

    Employees talking about moving your business without disruption.
    Nobody knows your office and business better than your team. They are your best shot at moving your business without disruption.

    As a business owner, you can decide who does what and you can distribute the tasks the way you see fit. Just make sure all of your employees are informed about their obligations. The last thing you need is additional confusion on the day of your move if your employees start running around as they don’t know what they should be doing.

    Communicate your new whereabouts

    There are many reasons why you might decide to move your office. Perhaps some office space has finally opened up in that building you have been eyeing for so long. Maybe your business has witnessed such growth that you are in dire need of extra space. No matter the situation, you will have to work hard if you want to manage to move your business without disruption, and the first thing you’ll need to do is send out a few notifications. The one thing that really creates disruption during relocation is miscommunication. 

    If you want your business to keep thriving the way it did so far, you need to ensure your customers know where to find you. Bear in mind that this is true no matter your industry, as you depend on those who buy your products/services, whether you are in retail or IT. Fostering good relations with your customers will be of utmost importance for the future of your business, so start placing those ads where it matters.

    Move your business without disruption by decluttering

    Decluttering seems to be the keyword for every relocation, and rightfully so. Every relocation is a chance for you to turn over a new leaf and you can’t very well do that by relocating all of the items you currently have in your office. That’s why you ought to follow the “out with the old, in with the new” motto. Besides, with fewer items that ought to be relocated, there will be less room for disruptions and chaos.

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    Your employees will function best in a clean and clutter-free office.

    Decluttering is a task that nobody really enjoys. However, with the help of your employees or with some professional assistance, like the one you can get from our HB move management department, you can free up your office from clutter in no time. You’ll be surprised to find out how quick and effective your business relocation can be when you are selective with the items you relocate.

    The bottom line

    It’s definitely possible to be successful in your intent of moving your business without disruption – you just have to take all the right steps. Of course, it’s always advisable to rely on your team, as they are the ones who have your best interest in mind. With sufficient preparation and some reliable movers by your side, you’ll be back to your day-to-day tasks in no time.

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