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 young couples

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    Anyone who ever moved before knows what is the most difficult part of the moving process. Of course, we are talking about packing. Packing requires a lot of time, physical effort, some knowledge, and quality packing materials in order to be completed properly. That is why so many people struggle with packing. Now, if you are a couple preparing for a move, the good thing is that you will be able to pack everything twice as fast compared to someone who is packing alone. But don’t celebrate just yet, you still need to approach this methodically and with a good plan. And before anything else, you need to read these packing tips for young couples prepared for you by some of the best movers Seattle has to offer. Take a look.

    There are many factors that determine the difficulty of one packing process

    Packing is difficult, there is nothing more that can be said about it. However, there are many levels of difficulty that people encounter during the moving process. One of the most important factors that determine the difficulty of the packing process is the size of your home. More precisely the number of items you have to pack. Other factors are distance, properties’ approachability, the time you have at your disposal, etc. One of the most important factors that determine the difficulty of packing is also the number of people that participates in the process. And that is where you already have a certain advantage over people that are alone. However, the number of items you need to pack plays a big role in how much time and effort you will need to invest in this.

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    There are two of you, that is an advantage

    Start packing ahead of schedule is one of the most important packing tips for young couples

    If you are moving to a two-story house, you will definitely need a few days to pack. If you are renting a furnished apartment and moving to a similar arrangement, the chances are that you will not have many items to pack. And that you can pack in a few hours. A two-bedroom home usually takes two days to pack. But only if you devote two whole days to do this. The better option is to start packing a week before the move. Take an hour or a two each day to pack some stuff, and you won’t feel it. When your movers Issaquah arrive at your home, you will welcome them with a smile and all the items ready to move.

    Decluttering before the move has many benefits

    Of course, before you start packing, the important thing is to relieve yourself of unnecessary items. Packing and moving items that you never used and that you do not plan to use in the future has no sense.  You will waste time, energy, and money if you decide not to declutter before you start packing. And even if you decide to trash some items along the way, that will definitely interfere with the packing process and make it more complicated and stressful. On the other hand, if you decide to declutter before the move, there are many benefits that you can experience.

    There are many ways to sell your excess items, for example.  You could also make a donation if you do not want to bother with a sale. Or, if you are not sure what to do with those items, chuck them in some Seattle storage until you figure it out. Whatever you choose. Just remember that decluttering before the move is one of the most important packing tips for young couples that you will find in this article.

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    Get rid of the excess items before you start packing

    List all your items so you can determine the number of boxes that you need to prepare

    Once you declutter, prepare a moving inventory list. Each of you can take one room and list all the items that need to go into the moving truck. This list will allow you to precisely determine the number of moving boxes that you need to prepare. You will also use this list when you ask your movers for an estimate, and you can use it later to check your items after delivery. But right now, you need to because, without it, you will have a difficult time determining the number of boxes. And that can create a lot of trouble if you make a mistake.

    Packing your items for the move

    When it comes to packing, the room-by-room approach has proven to be the most effective. Essentially, you will be packing one room at a time. But because there are two of you, you can each take one room for yourself. When it comes to actual packing, there are a few things that you need to pay attention to. First, bear in mind that those boxes are made of cardboard. They are sturdy and durable but you still need to be careful with the weight you put inside them. For example, if you are packing books, you should use smaller boxes that can take maybe 10 books at a time. Anything more than that and your box will be at risk of ripping apart. Of course, there will be situations where you will be close to a recommended weight. If that happens, strengthen the box with packing tape on the bottom.

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    Be careful with fragile items

    Be careful when packing fragile items as well. When you are packing a few fragile pieces in one box, glasses, for example, make sure that you wrap each piece individually in packing paper or bubble wrap. Also, make sure that you will all the voids in the box to prevent your items from moving and bumping into each other during transport.  Another important thing when packing is to label your boxes. Especially those that contain fragile items. But also, make sure that you mark your boxes with room names, so you can have an easier time unpacking,

    Hire pro packers if you are not sure whether you can pack properly

    Those are the most important packing tips for young couples that you two need to successfully pack your home for the move. Of course, if you are not sure whether you will make it, you can always find some good packing services Seattle has to offer. They can do that job in a few hours and relieve you from all the stress.

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