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  

Museum & Library Relocations

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"Great team of guys. Professional and gave the extra effort needed to protect our furniture from damage. I have used Hansen Bros. 3 times in 12 years for local moves and all were great experiences. Save your back and let them do the heavy lifting!"

Frank F./ Seattle, WA


"Everybody at the company was very professional and gave great service. Price was competitive and the moving crew was on time and very efficient."

Clive B. / Mercer Island, WA

Moving specialized facilities, particularly when it comes to museum and library relocations, demands a unique blend of precision, care, and expertise. At Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, our decades-long track record speaks volumes. We possess the requisite knowledge and hands-on experience to ensure your treasures are relocated safely and efficiently. Contact us to discuss your requirements and join our legacy of satisfied clients.

Why Choose Us



Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is locally owned and operated by the same family for four generations, since 1890. We have a well-established reputation for service quality and reliability with a high percentage of repeat household and commercial clients.



We’re a certified ProMover by the American Moving and Storage Association with A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, voted “Best in Western Washington” in 2009 and from 2011 to 2016 by KING5. Our company is fully licensed and insured and member of WMC and AMSA.



Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage provide free, no-obligation in-home estimate and competitive rates, including low minimum rates for shipments moving under 300 miles. We’ve set a refund policy for unused packing materials and three Puget Sound locations to help clients save on travel fee costs.

Overcoming Challenges of Museum and Library Relocations with Hansen Bros.

The process of relocating museums and libraries presents distinct challenges that differ significantly from standard moves. Museums house invaluable and often delicate artifacts that require special care. Libraries, on the other hand, hold vast collections of books and manuscripts that need organized and systematic handling to ensure order is maintained.

Furthermore, both institutions often utilize specialized storage solutions that are integral to their function and also need relocation. Recognizing these complexities, the Hansen Bros. team is poised to offer tailored assistance.

Systematic Inventory Management

Losing track during such a large-scale move is not an option. Our systematic inventory management ensures that every piece is accounted for during the move, from start to finish.

Specialized Packing & Handling

With our knowledge of art conservation and book preservation, we ensure that each item, whether a rare artifact or a vintage manuscript, is packed using materials and techniques that protect its integrity. Hansen Bros. owns a large number of purpose-built library carts designed for easy organization, protection, and efficiency.

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Our Hansen Bros. team brings artful precision to museum and library relocations.

Experienced Personnel

Our team has undergone specific training to handle the unique demands of museum and library relocations. This training, combined with our joined experience, ensures that your institution’s treasures are in the most competent hands.

At Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, we’re not just movers managing museum and library relocations; we’re caretakers of history, culture, and knowledge. Ask our representative for a transparent, detailed, complementary moving estimate, and let us assist you in preserving the legacy of your institution.

Hansen Bros. Notable Projects

Over the years, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has been entrusted with significant relocation projects, marking our credibility in the industry. A few of our notable endeavors include:

These successful projects serve as a testament to our commitment to excellence and the trust esteemed institutions place in us. Partner with Hansen Bros. for your next relocation and be assured of unmatched expertise.

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Choose Hansen Bros. for library moves that prioritize the integrity and organization of your collection.
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Our Tailored Services Complementing Museum and Library Relocations

Recognizing the unique requirements of museums and libraries, our Team at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage offers a suite of tailored services to ensure a seamless transition:

  • Packing and Crating: We ensure items are expertly packed, guaranteeing their safety and preservation during transport.
  • White-glove Delivery: For exhibits or items necessitating meticulous handling, our premium delivery services are at your disposal.
  • Heavy Equipment Moving: Our skilled team is adept at transporting large and delicate exhibits, ensuring they reach their destination in pristine condition.
  • Unusual Moves: Unique and rare items? We have specialized solutions to transport unconventional exhibits with care.
  • Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E) Logistics: Seamless handling of all your FF&E, from display units to specialized museum and library fixtures.
  • Furniture Installation: From display cabinets to reading tables, our team can assemble and set up all your furniture needs.
  • International Shipping: Whether you’re relocating collections across states or borders, we ensure a smooth transition.
  • Move Management Services: We offer comprehensive coordination for a seamless relocation of extensive collections.
  • Office Movers: If your facility includes administrative sections, we can adeptly manage the relocation of office spaces.
  • Commercial Storage: Our storage solutions are safe, secure, and temperature-controlled, ideal for safekeeping less environmentally sensitive exhibits, materials, equipment, and books during their transition to a new space.
  • Moving Supplies, Boxes, and Crates: We use top-quality materials for packing, ensuring the optimal protection of your precious collections.

Choosing an A+ BBB-accredited partner for your relocation needs is essential. Get in touch today, allow us to craft a personalized relocation plan for your institution, and entrust your valued collections to Hansen Bros.’s experienced hands.

Map Out Your Next Relocation with the Hansen Bros. Team

At Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, we uphold a legacy of precision and care, making us the premier choice for museum and library relocations. When it comes to handling and safeguarding your precious collections, trust none but the most experienced in the industry. Let’s collaborate to ensure the success of your next relocation – reach out for a consultation today.

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