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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    The key to a trouble-free move is preparation. This pre-move countdown schedule from Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage can help

    -Daniel S., July 12, 2013

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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.

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    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.