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

Pros and cons of moving from Seattle during winter

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    Moving from Seattle during winter sounds like a terrible thing. But is it really? First, it depends whether you are feeling down because you are moving from Seattle or because you have to do it during wintertime. If you are feeling bad because you are leaving the city there aren’t many things that can help you. On the other hand, if you hate the winter and you are worried about relocating when it’s cold, we understand you completely. Still, some things might cheer you up. To show you all the pros and cons of moving during winter, moving companies Seattle have prepared this short article. We know that you will feel much better after hearing about our opinion.

    If you are feeling bad about leaving Seattle here is what you can do

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    You will feel bad about leaving Seattle for some time

    There are many pros and cons of moving from Seattle during winter. Still, everything depends on why this is troubling you. If you are worried about leaving Seattle, only a few things can help you. If you are moving to a nicer place. You will still bad about leaving your city. But a nice place will help you to feel much better. If you feel that your new home cannot replace Seattle, all you can do is wait for the time to do its part.

    After some time, you will get used to your new home and everything will be much easier. Still, some people feel that they just cannot function without this magnificent city so they figured out a trick. They move to a new city, but they rent self storage Seattle because it is cheaper. That way they have to come back every now and then to check up on their stuff. Try it. Maybe it will help you with your problem as well.

    List of pros and cons of moving from Seattle during winter

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    Moving during winter has its pros and cons

    If you are worried about moving during winter, you should know that such an idea has its pros and cons. Still, you have to put all on paper to be able to figure out is it good or bad. Interstate movers Seattle have done similar relocations in the past. Take a look at what they think about it:

    Pros of moving during Winter

    • It is easier to book a moving company
    • You will get better quotes and discounts
    • You do not have to waste your summer holiday on moving

    Cons of moving during winter

    • Bad weather
    • More complicated move

    You will have an easy task hiring reliable movers

    There are many fraudulent movers out there. And, thanks to the internet, it seems their numbers are growing every year. This makes it increasingly difficult for customers to find the good and reliable movers dedicated to ensuring a professional and positive moving experience. This poses a major challenge to customers planning to move during the peak summer moving season. It is not unusual for the majority of trusted and reliable movers to be booked out for months in advance. And, although there are occasional exceptions, it can be nearly impossible to hire a reputable moving company on short notice.

    Therefore it is required to think about your relocation many months in advance, plan everything and book your Seattle movers on time. Unfortunately, only people with vast moving experience think like this. Most people will think about hiring movers a few days before the move. And you can do that but only if you are relocating from Seattle during winter. That is when moving business is slow. So people can hire a moving company they like at the last minute.

    Your wallet will thank you for moving during the winter

    The good thing about the moving business typically being slower during winter is that you will get much lower cost quotes. It is just the law of supply and demand. When the demand is high, the prices will be high as well. During winter, when the demand is low, the prices will be lower. Plus there are many moving companies that offer different discounts to try to get their business a push. And discounts are quite often around the winter holidays. Therefore, wintertime relocation can be much easier on your budget than if you were moving during peak season. Are you starting to feel better about this?

    Save your summer holiday for relaxing

    Another thing that might cheer you up. Imagine that you have to move in a few months. Imagine that you have to spend your entire summer holiday on your relocation. Why wouldn’t you move from Seattle this winter and leave your summer holiday for what it’s supposed to be? A time to relax and have fun. This wintertime relocation advantage is rarely spoken about. But only because no one thinks about it.

    It is hard to move when it is cold

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    It is hard to work when it is cold

    The biggest disadvantage of moving in winter is bad weather. Even though it doesn’t snow often in Seattle, the cold will certainly be there to slow you down and make things harder. Besides the bad feeling, you will feel on your skin. Do not forget that bad weather can also affect your mood. People usually do not feel so happy and eager to work when its cold outside. Also, doing physical work when its cold is a tricky thing because you just cannot get your clothing right. Of course, when it is cold you want to be dressed warmly. However, when you start moving, you will quickly sweat. And then it is becoming very problematic.

    The move will be more complicated

    Finally, the relocation itself will be more complicated. You need to do extra work to protect your items from cold and precipitation. Moreover, if you are moving to a place where it snows more often, you will have to be prepared to clear out the snow around the home and prepare walkways and driveway for the arrival of movers. And, you will have to do something to protect the floors in your new home.

    Maybe it is not so bad to move in winter

    Those are the pros and cons of moving from Seattle during winter. As you can see, wintertime relocation is not as bad as it first sounded. If you manage to handle the cold, wintertime relocation can be a pretty good idea after all.

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