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

Packing tips for students in Seattle

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    Being a student isn’t easy nowadays you have to worry about so many things. First of all, you can’t bring everything with you so you have to be extra picky. Second, you’ll have to organize everything by yourself, from clothes to documents. Also, don’t forget to talk with your parents about the budget. So we at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage decided to help you with your move. We’ll provide you with the best packing tips for students in Seattle.

    The first tip for students is to make a good moving plan

    This one doesn’t require a lot of physical work but it involves a lot of thinking and focus. You’ll probably photocopy or scan some documents and maybe do some phone classes. But hey, that’s all part of growing up. So here is are some steps for your plan:

    • Photocopy or scan your important documents, while nowadays young people like to take photos with their phone
    • Hiring a reliable moving company or hire a moving van or a truck
    • Choose by which mean of transportation will you travel
    • Get all the moving supplies that you’ll need
    • Remember that you can’t bring everything from your room, so shorten the list
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    One of the best packing tips for students in Seattle is that they must have it all planned out. Planning is crucial if you want to move without stress.

    As we’ve already mentioned, talk to your parents about your budget. Here’s one more tip, start preparing as soon as possible. We don’t mean start preparing immediately but as soon as you get the address of your college and the location of the place you’ll be staying, you can start. On the other hand, if you don’t have enough time we’ve got a guide on the fastest way to pack. You don’t have to worry about anything since we’ve got it all covered.

    The second tip is all about packing

    The packing part can be especially tricky if it isn’t properly planned. You shouldn’t pack valuable things, they might end up being stolen or even broken. Maybe you’ll need shipping crates Seattle or maybe you won’t, depending on how many things you’ve packed.  You are moving to Seattle so don’t pack too many clothes, you can buy them everywhere so go easy on the luggage. Furthermore, you’ll need boxes. Now people think that they should just put things in the boxes and move them to a desirable destination. We’ll since there are so many things we’ll just let you know about the basics. For example, you’ll need bubble wrap, fragile labels, markers, packing tapes, moving labels,  wrappers, and knives; these are only packing supplies. Now let’s talk about boxes, there are several types like bulk, mattress, bike, suits, electronics, boxes with handles, suitcases, just to name a few.

    Now if you have some special demands like moving a piano. We’re some of the best piano movers Seattle that you can find, so don’t worry about it. If you need any special moving of fragile items like mirrors or some expensive sports equipment you must pack that carefully in special boxes. If you are not sure about any of these steps or methods, our advice is to contact a reliable moving company to help you with your packing. We know that DIY can be more fun and it can be less expensive, but if you want to be safe and sure, we advise you to let professionals take care of it.

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    There are certain exceptions when students want their pianos to be transferred. For a task this complex it’s best to hire a trusted moving company.

    Third packing tip for students in Seattle

    This tip is for those who want to take someone with them. Of course, we’re talking about pets. Nowadays, you can expect some student dormitories to accept pets but unfortunately, most accommodations don’t allow pets. On the other hand, you can bring some memories of them like a picture in a frame, their favorite pillow, some of their toys, etc. just to name a few. Now if you have some friends, family, or you found a place where your pet can stay, that is great. West Seattle movers have some tips for you if you choose to move with pets. For example, pets should be with them during the whole trip; talk to your pet, and depending on the pet, get the appropriate crate.

    If you have some other animal traits, for example, if you are a bookworm, you can still pack some good old books. We’ve got a really good guide to packing books, but be careful when you pack books since they weigh a lot. It will be a bit more costly, but if you can’t bring a cat, dog, bird or a fish, you can bring a book about them. You can use measuring tape but most books should fit in the boxes 12”x 12”. You should pack them carefully and wrap them in clean white paper or bubble wrap if you want to be extra safe. After that, you should reinforce boxes with the tape. We always recommend if you use a larger box to put the biggest at the bottom and then build like a Piramide-shaped book structure, but at the top put one large book.

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    We must pack our books nicely, so they don’t get damaged in the moving process.

    Our last packing tip for students in Seattle

    So, folks, that would be it. Those are some essential packing tips for students in Seattle. Once you’ve settled, you can enjoy the beauty of the city. Oh, we forgot to tell you that the easiest way for making friends in college is if you ask them to help you move your stuff into your room or apartment.  After that, you should explore the city of Seattle since it has some beautiful attractions. There are many places to visit and see so just relax and enjoy your student days.

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