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

The night before the move – how to prepare?

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    Moving day is going to be difficult and very stressful. So it is very important to have a good night of rest before your moving crew comes to help you relocate. However, there will be a few more things to finish before you can go to bed, even if you’ve finished everything on time. Take a look at how to prepare the night before the move in this article.

    Go through your moving checklist one more time

    A checklist of things you have to do is one of the most important parts of a successful move. Hopefully, you had one while you were preparing. If that is correct, it is time to take a look at it again. Scan your checklist to make sure that everything that you planned is finished. Have you packed everything as you planned? Did you find the right international shipping companies Seattle? Have you cleaned the house? Is the food prepared? Have you packed your travel bag? If not, you still have time to finish everything.

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    Go through your checklist one more time

    Check whether you packed everything

    Even if you packed everything, some items like clothes, bathroom essentials, kitchenware, are necessary for the final night. Make sure that everything except pure essentials is packed. If you do not have a clear plan on what you are going to need, stop for a few minutes and think. Imagine how your moving day is going to look like and what items you are going to need. Everything else needs to be packed. Make a final stroll around the house to make sure that everything is ready. If, however, you hired moving companies Marysville WA to pack your belongings you do not have to worry about packing your items except packing the essential bag that you will carry with you when you go.

    Confirm your moving agreement and go through the responsibilities of both parties

    But before you start packing your essential bag, it would be better to call your movers Seattle to confirm your move. Reliable moving companies will always respect the agreement. Still, it cannot hurt if you confirmed everything.  For example, if they will be handling packing, check whether you have to disassemble your furniture or they will do it. Make sure that they will bring packing supplies. Check who is responsible for the parking spot for the moving truck. How big is the truck if you will be reserving a spot. Ask everything that you are not sure about. That is the only way to ensure a smooth and stress-free moving day.

    Pack your bag with essentials the night before the move

    If your movers confirmed everything, it is time to start packing your essentials bag. This is a bag that you will carry with you during your move so make sure that everything you might need is inside. Things like documents, valuables, toiletries, medications, spare clothes, phone chargers, earphones, keys, etc. Of course, the bag has to be big enough to take quite a few items. Also, make sure that you use a quality bag that won’t let you down. If you are traveling by plane make sure that the name tag is filled out correctly. Hopefully, you won’t be needing it. Still take a minute or two to write your name and address.

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    Pack a bag with essentials. Just make sure that you use a quality bag

    Prepare the food that you will consume during the moving day

    If your essentials bag is ready, it is time to think about your stomach. As we all know, a moving day can be stressful and tiring experience when a lot of energy is burned. That is why it is very important to prepare food that you will consume while your movers pack your belongings or while you make a stop on the road. For this, it would be good if you had a hand cooler. This way you can keep your food fresh and drinks cool for a whole day.

    Of course, the best thing to do is to prepare something from your freezer. Everything you do not use on your night before your relocation is going to waste.  Also, try to avoid fast food. Even though it is probably most convenient to have a cheeseburger, you won’t have the required energy to last the entire day. Therefore, turn to some healthier options with less sugar. Moreover, avoid sugary drinks that only add calories to your account and make you even more thirsty. Instead, drink regular water.

    Take the time to declutter then say your farewells

    If your food is ready, take a stroll around the house and pick up the final garbage. Papers, bottles, cans, food, and everything you can find. You are going to take out the trash and make a final stroll around the neighborhood. You will enjoy an evening walk. It will help you fall asleep easier and you will make some final memories. Say goodbye to your neighbors and friends. Find someone who will continue to feed your squirrels. And make sure that you have enough cash to tip your movers. If not, take a stroll to your nearest ATM as well.

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    Make a final stroll around the old neighborhood

    Finally – rest well the night before the move

    As we already mentioned it is very important to rest well the day before the move. That is why you should try to go to bed early. Eat, take a warm shower, and go to bed. Before you close your eyelids, pick up the cable that is connected to your charger and stick it into your phone. It is good to have a full battery on your moving day.

    Hopefully, you will spend the night before the move sleeping peacefully in your bed knowing that everything is ready. Sleep. The next thing you hear is your alarm clock waking you up on your moving day. And that is when the real fun begins.

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