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

Office Moving Checklist

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    Your Month-by-Month Office Moving Checklist

    When the time comes to gather your employees, pack up equipment and relocate your business, having a well-organized office moving checklist is key. Think of your office move as a bigger, more complex version of a residential move. Yes, you’re moving furniture and settling into a new space, but you’re also interrupting day-to-day business.

    Strategic planning and organization will help you – and your employees –avoid a hectic relocation, and allow you to get back to business as quickly as possible.

    The Hansen Bros. Office Moving Checklist

    At Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, we know efficiency is key. We’ve worked to develop the most effective techniques and systems to significantly reduce downtime, enabling you and your employees to settle in to your new office.

    To help simplify office relocation, we’ve put together an office moving checklist to prepare you in the months leading up to your move:

    Six Months Before Moving: 

    Extremely happy with the local move from Hansen Bros. The crew was professional and fast! Completed the move in less than the estimated time even when dealing with the 3-story move in my walk-up apartment. From start to finish the entire Hansen Bros. team went above and beyond!

    -Matt S., January 19, 2016

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    • Select a “move committee” – A move committee can be a few key decision makers in the office. They’re responsible for overseeing employee responsibilities like cleaning out desks, arranging furniture properly and securing files.
    • Request a moving quote – Moving an office requires professional help. After researching and narrowing down a list of potential movers, request a detailed price estimate that includes all the services you need. Once you have this information, you can select movers that fit well within your budget.

    Three Months Before Moving:

    • Choose your moving company. Movers are booked quickly, so once you’ve made your selection, you’ll need to act fast. You’ll want to have movers locked in no later than 12 weeks before your preferred moving day. Waiting any longer might mean losing your first-choice movers, or having to switch dates.
    • Finalize floorplans and technology changes. You can work with movers to finalize the new office floorplan, determining where furniture and equipment will go once you’ve moved in. It’s also important to call telephone and internet service providers to let them know about your upcoming move, and arrange for a technician to disconnect and reconnect computers and phones in the new office space.

    Moving Day:

    • Make sure everyone is aware of responsibilities. By moving day, employees should know exactly what they’re responsible for. Once personal items have been moved out and everyone has completed their tasks, clear the office so movers can easily pack up and move belongings and furniture.
    • Immediately unpack and settle in. Don’t hesitate when it comes to unpacking. Once boxes have been unloaded and furniture is reinstalled, encourage employees to start organizing their desks and personal spaces. If some furniture and equipment will need professional installation, talk to your movers about helping you out.

    Interested in more tips from our office moving checklist? Check out our full business move planner to learn more about how you can streamline your office move, as well as Hansen’s office moving services.

    Moving offices is about to get that much simpler. To get started and request a free quote, contact us today.

    Let our team put together a comprehensive moving plan for you. Complete our simple free quote form or contact us at 1-888-300-7222.