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  

Post-move paperwork you need to handle

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    The moving process is a lot more complicated than it might seem at first. There is a reason why there are moving companies across the land that have been doing their business for a century while there are much more springing up each year. It is an industry built to help millions of Americans that move each year relocate their lives as simply as possible… However, even with all of that help, it is not an easy job. Even if you have movers do all the bits possible (packing, moving, car transport, etc.) you still need to do one bit after all of the moves are seeming done. After the moving day occurred, your things are unpacked and you know to live in your new home… You need to deal with your post-move paperwork.

    Luckily, we are here to help you sort all of this out. So, don’t worry, let’s go step by step!

    New address – new mail

    Many sitcoms used this premise. Our main characters get mail in their mailbox, but it is not theirs! Rather, it is the mail of their current apartment’s previous occupant! Yup, it actually happens quite a lot, and it is a shame since it is not that much hassle to change your mailing address.

    We didn’t want to start with anything too difficult, therefore, this is the best example of how to save yourself a lot of trouble with a solution that will only take you a nice walk and a couple of minutes. So, what to do after your Everett movers move you to your new home?

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    Remember about your mail!

    Prior to being all settled in with everything unpacked, when you go out for a bite to eat or visit to the park with  family or friends, drop into your local postal office, go in and ask for the change of address request form. It will only take you two to three minutes to fill and file it. After that, voila, all your future mail will be mailed to your new place.

    This particular piece of post-move paperwork can save you trouble and sometimes embarrassment that can occur when your mail starts arriving at your previous house/apartment, to strangers.

    More post-move paperwork? Bills and utilities…

    The general rule of thumb – you don’t want to be paying for utilities in a place you do not live in or own. Therefore, post-move paperwork must include informing utility providers that your local movers have relocated you to your new address.

    In order to avoid paying for electricity for a place you no longer live in, be sure to disconnect utilities on the day you are moving. When you move to your new home, make arrangements to take over cable, electricity and other utilities to your new address.

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    It might seem that there are piles of paperwork, but you can handle it!

    Drivers license and voting registration

    It does not matter if you used automobile shipping or driven there yourself – if you moved to another state, you need to take three steps:

    • Registration. As part of your post-move paperwork in your new state of living, you need to make sure that you update your driver’s license registration.
    • Valuation. Furthermore, the valuation protection policy can change state-to-state. You should check out exactly what changed.
    • Drivers license. Finally, be sure that you actually transfer the driver’s license itself. They are not actually universal.

    Protecting your belongings against loss or damage

    The process of moving belongings, regardless of the skill of the movers, can sometimes cause damage. So, it’s best to protect your investments and free yourself from concerns. The best first step is to speak with your homeowner’s valuation company about their coverage of your belongings and then speak with your moving provider about valuation coverage for your local or interstate moving.

    As a category of post-move paperwork, be sure to review all of your items upon their delivery. Ideally, prior to the move you took the time to document the general condition of your possessions with a photograph, or at least a written description and checklist. Review your bill of lading. Is there anything missing or has anything been damaged? Contact your moving company immediately should this be the case. Speed is of the essence. Do this even if you only have basic valuation coverage provided by the licensed moving company.

    If that is done, let’s talk about life and other valuation coverage. All of those have to have your right address, and you might even get in trouble if you do not report your move. While sometimes a call is enough, in most cases you will have to have a face-to-face meeting. Things like your current address and personal documentation will be required.

    College, school, etc.

    This one is, unfortunately, not as simple as some of our previous examples. Colleges you may be attending or schools your kids attend typically require a lot of documentation and post-move paperwork to be updated and delivered. It might even be somewhat expensive to get all of the documentation you require. Therefore, be sure to deal with this as soon as possible.

    With this particular case of post-move paperwork, we suggest starting early. As in before you actually move. Schools should answer any questions posed over their contact phone. Be sure that they list all the documentation you need for yourself or your children and that you hoard it before the move itself.

    Medical files

    In every document, it is important to read the fine print and understand exactly what is being said. Maybe this is true most of all in the prescription of medication. However, what we are asking in this part of post-move paperwork is for you to collect documents that experts need – medical records.

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    Don’t forget your medical files!

    Go to your doctor and dentist and pick up the copies of your records. Especially the prescriptions. After that, present them to your new doctor.

    Write a review for your movers

    You should, finally, be able to say that you completed all of your post-move paperwork. However, there is one more thing that you could, but don’t have to, do. Why not leave a review for your movers? If they worked hard to make your move a success, consider rewarding them for their efforts by posting a positive online review for other possible customers to see..

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