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  

The pros and cons of friends helping you move

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    Moving your home is rarely a one-person job. Organizing and preparing for the move can be a task that you could handle on your own. But, managing your furniture, appliances, and all those moving boxes by yourself would take forever. In most cases, people face some time constraints or deadlines when moving is concerned. Because of that, you would want some assistance and help to complete the relocation successfully and on time. When facing the decision to hire professional movers or soliciting your friends’ help, you must consider a few things. Today, we explore the matter of having friends helping you move vs. the decision to hire professional moving companies Marysville WA. It is up to you to decide if this will work well with your particular moving situation.

    Moving can be an expensive endeavor

    Every relocation costs money and there is no doubt about it. It is perfectly understandable if you are looking for ways to minimize your costs and keep your moving budget as low as possible. In this attempt to cut back on costs, you can opt for getting free help from your friends. Your friends will probably assist you in packing, loading, unloading, and transport – all free of charge. You should provide them with enough snacks and refreshments and express your gratitude in other ways you deem necessary.

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    Your friends can help you with anything from packing to transporting moving boxes

    However, of the downsides of having free relocation assistance is that you will perhaps feel compelled not to speak your mind. Moving is a stressful situation, and there can be situations where you expect things to go one way, while your friends might think the opposite. To avoid such conflicts about funny things like what goes in which box and who scratched that piece of furniture, you should opt for a moving company Washington that is a well-established presence and obvious choice for complete and bespoke moving assistance.

    Safety should be a top priority when moving

    When you start planning your relocation, you should keep in mind that safety is paramount. Handling large and heavy furniture or appliances requires good organization and strength and entails some safety protocols. When you are moving your piano, the best option would be to hire piano movers Seattle and get professionals to handle the job. If you ask your friends for help, you risk getting them hurt. Moving certain items needs special tools and equipment bit above all, experience in handling such things. Never underestimate the importance of safety on moving day, and keep your friends far away from potentially dangerous situations.

    Having your friends helping you move can be fun and exciting

    If you step away from all the serious business around relocation, moving with the help of friends can be pretty fun. Especially in situations where you are planning a long-distance relocation to a different city or even state, having your friends involved in the process will give you more time to hang. If you get along fine as a team, you will finish on time, having fun while doing it. While packing, you can reminiscence about all the great time you spent together and made plans for some new adventures.

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    Having your friends helping you move can be an enjoyable experience

    If you are the type of person who doesn’t like mixing business with pleasure, you can always look for reliable interstate movers Seattle and take care of everything. That way, you will have more than enough time to hang out with your friends, not having to worry about the relocation. Cherishing the moments, you spend together, especially if you are moving to another state and will not be seeing your friends that much. Even though preparing for the move together seems like an ideal scenario, sometimes it is better to stick to known routines and keep things simple.

    Your friends can help you move in more ways than one

    When you imagine your friends assisting you with the relocation, you probably think of help with packing or transporting moving boxes. However, there are other types of assistance you can solicit. Suppose you need a place to stay while you complete your relocation or a place to store some of your belongings. You will most likely turn to your friends. Ask them nicely and provide enough details on the duration of your stay and all circumstances around it. Indeed, they will understand and offer their hospitality to help a friend in need.

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    You might need to store some items in your friend’s place, so be sure to ask kindly for help well in advance

    On the other hand, if you have some heavy and oversized items you need to store because of lack of space, opting for Newcastle storage would be a better idea. You don’t want to impose on your friends to that degree. Whatever your relationship might be, sometimes it is better to pay a little extra for storage than to clutter your friend’s place with your furniture, moving boxes, and belongings. Even if your friends offer their help, be candid and upfront about your reasons for choosing a storage unit as a better choice. If needed, ask them to help you pack and transport the stuff to storage.

    An extra piece of friendly advice

    There are both pros and cons to having your friends helping you move. The important thing is to look at the bigger picture and realize if your group dynamics can function under stressful circumstances. Suppose you are a hundred percent sure that not even the stress of moving preparations can affect your relationship, then, by all means, ask your friends for moving assistance. However, if you have doubts or feel uncomfortable asking your friends for help, that is perfectly fine. Not everyone likes mixing business with pleasure. It is your prerogative to choose not to involve your friends in this part of your life. You will still have plenty of opportunities to spend time together and have some great adventures. Moving might not just be the adventure you want to share.

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