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

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    Following is a helpful list of Moving Do’s and Don’ts from Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage that will both help ensure that your belongings are packed safely and that they arrive at your destination intact.

    Dave A. was always very responsive and helpful. John S. answered my questions just as fast – they really make customer service a priority. The crews on both ends of the move were excellent. Both crews were led by Neil. He was quick/efficient, friendly and we really appreciated his efforts. Only thing I wish you guys would do is come by in ?? days to pick up boxes and packing paper! Otherwise, awesome work, thank you.

    -Jeff F., May 19, 2021

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    • DO label the contents on the outside of every box. If possible, note which room the boxes should go to. Mark fragile boxes on every side.
    • DO leave clothes and soft items in dresser drawers.
    • DO use linens and towels to cushion fragile items.
    • DO pack record albums and CD’s on end.
    • DO use about four inches of crumpled paper on the bottom of every box containing fragile items. Wrap each item individually and add paper cushioning around it.
    • DO make sure every box is packed tightly and full to the top (more crushed paper).
    • DO wrap plates, saucers, and china individually, and bundle in groups of three or four. Stand them on end in the carton; never lay them flat.
    • DO wrap cups and glasses individually and pack them rim down in the box. If items are particularly delicate, pack one box inside another.
    • DO remember to tape down the arm of your stereo turntable before moving.
    • DO remember to lock down carriage mechanism of CD players before moving.
    • DO check to see that caps are secure on toilet articles and medicines before packing them. If in doubt, move them yourself in your own car. A spill can be dangerous.
    • DO investigate the cost of mailing books if you have a large library. Postal book rates may be cheaper than moving company rates (for long distance moves).
    • DO purge your closets and library before moving. Draw a floor plan of your new home. Any furniture that won’t fit should be given to friends or charity; you don’t need a furnished attic.
    • DON’T pack too tightly. Fragile items need space to avoid breakage.
    • DON’T pack any flammable materials or aerosol products, including hair spray, shaving cream, deodorants, insecticides, cleaning products, spray paint, nail-polish remover, bleach lighter fluid and motor oil. The temperature inside a closed moving van can reach 150 degrees, and these combustible items can trigger an explosion.
    • DON’T use newspaper to wrap fine china and other items that can’t be cleaned off. Newspaper ink smears easily. Ask you mover for blank newsprint.
    • DON’T move a gas stove or dryer into an all-electric house. Check to be sure that your appliances can be connected in your new home.

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