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. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.


All Hansen Bros. Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Hansen Bros. continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Hansen Bros. requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re 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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The key to a trouble-free move is preparation. This pre-move countdown schedule from Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage can help

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Eight weeks before

  • Collect estimates. Select a mover. Check details on cost, packing, loading, delivery and claims procedures.
  • Arrange to transfer children’s school records.
  • Sketch out the floor plan of your new home to determine what to take, what to get rid of, and where it will all go.

Four weeks before

  • Clean out closets. Get rid of unwanted clothing. Hold a garage or tag sale. Donate to charities.
  • Obtain boxes, tape, twine, labels and other supplies.
  • If your mover is to handle the packing, arrange to have it done one or two days before loading begins. If you’ll be packing yourself, start by packing items that aren’t used often. Try to keep each box under 30 pounds. Pack books and other heavy items in small boxes.
  • Send furniture, drapes, and carpets for repair or cleaning as needed.
  • Review your homeowners-insurance policy to determine whether your possessions are covered during your move. If in doubt, ask your insurance agent.
  • Get change-of-address forms from the post office and send them out. (It often takes a month for magazine publishers and other businesses to adjust their records).

Three weeks before

  • Make any motel or other reservations.
  • Set a date to cancel utilities and to have them switched on at your new home.
  • Ready car registration and insurance records for transfer.

Two weeks before

  • Arrange to transfer your bank accounts if necessary. Notify any creditors that you’ll be moving.
  • Make arrangements to move pets. Check with your local mover about moving houseplants (some won’t take them).
  • Cancel newspaper delivery.
  • Ask your doctor and dentist for your records if you’ll be moving out of the area.

Two days before

  • Have mover pack your goods (unless you’re doing it yourself).
  • Defrost and dry refrigerators and freezers to be moved.
  • Arrange for cash and traveler’s checks for the trip and paying the mover.
  • Set aside jewelry, vital documents, money, and valuable small items to carry with you.

Moving day

  • Be on hand to answer questions and give directions to movers.
  • Save your muscles by letting the moving crew take apart beds, roll-up carpets, and put mattresses in bags or boxes.
  • Carefully read the bill of lading — the contract between you and the mover — before you sign it. Keep it with you until things are delivered, the charges are paid, and any claims are settled.

Delivery day

  • Be on hand to answer questions and give directions.
  • Be prepared to pay the driver before your goods are unloaded. This is a federal requirement in interstate moves.
  • Note on the inventory any damaged boxes or obvious damage to unboxed items before you sign. This is necessary to process any claims.

Enjoy your new home

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