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  

Residential Packing and Crating

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"Great team of guys. Professional and gave the extra effort needed to protect our furniture from damage. I have used Hansen Bros. 3 times in 12 years for local moves and all were great experiences. Save your back and let them do the heavy lifting!"

Frank F./ Seattle, WA


"Everybody at the company was very professional and gave great service. Price was competitive and the moving crew was on time and very efficient."

Clive B. / Mercer Island, WA

Hansen Bros. Moving and Storage offers a wide range of packing services, from a “full pack” to a “breakables only” pack, depending on the specific needs of our customers.

Part of the stress of moving comes from concern over whether your valuable possessions will make it to their final destination without damage. Utilizing Hansen Bros. Moving and Storage’s professional packing services will reduce the risk of damage and greatly reduce your stress.

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Full Pack

When Hansen Bros. performs a full pack, we are responsible for properly packing all your belongings to ensure a safe move. Our trained professional packers use only the best materials available which not only protect your items they increase efficiency as well. Dishes and glassware are wrapped in clean newsprint and densely packed into heavy double wall corrugated dishpacks. Packing densely reduces the movement of the items in the box, which is what causes most damage during a move.

When I scheduled my move, I was very clear that I would need 10-15 wardrobe moving boxes. None was supplied on the actual day of the move. We made it work, but it was a bit stressful. Outside of this oversite, the moving crew of 3 was great to work with, highly professional and polite. They also had great attitudes considering it was a record-breaking heat summer day in Seattle.

-Alysse B., August 1, 2022

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Large mirrors and pictures are wrapped in paper pads and placed in 4-part mirror packs. The 4-part mirror packs telescope to accommodate a wide range of sizes and provide multiple layers of protection. Hansen Bros. utilizes a full range of cartons to pack your belongings, larger cartons for bulky light-weight items and smaller cartons for heavier items. For example, linens and pillows are packed in our 6.0 cu.ft. extra large carton, while books and magazines are packed in small 1.5 cu.ft. book cartons. There are even wardrobe cartons equipped with bars to hang your clothes right out of the closet. By using the proper size and type of carton helps ensure the items safety and assists the movers in recognizing if the contents are heavy or fragile to facilitate handling and loading.

Partial Pack

Customers sometimes choose a partial pack when they want to economize or have plenty of time to prepare before their move and are willing to some of the work. Then Hansen Bros. will come into pack the more difficult, fragile items, such as glassware, fine china, lamps and mirrors.

In keeping with our overall philosophy, we welcome the opportunity to provide as much or as little service as the customer desires. We are here to meet the customer’s needs which can be outlined in a survey performed by one of our Relocation Consultants.

Specialized Packing & Unpacking

On moves in the Puget Sound area Hansen Bros. now offers a more specialized packing and unpacking service. Many times people are too busy or are physically unable to pack and unpack. Maybe they are helping an elderly parent, relative or friend move into a new retirement community. Are you interested in a truly ‘stress-free’ moving experience? We proudly offer HB Move Management, a white glove service that will do all of your packing and unpack and resettle your new home.


Local, interstate and international residential moving or storage sometimes requires oversize, very heavy or very valuable items to be crated or packed into wood boxes to make a safe journey. Slat pool tables, marble or slate table tops, large or priceless artwork, fragile antique furniture or chandlers are a few of the items that may need additional protection of a slat crate or a full wood box. Hansen Bros. has the ability and experience to create a wood container that protects your items to help ensure their safe movement. Our Relocation Consultant will be able to determine any crating needs during your free no-obligation survey. Or if you prefer give us a call or stop by any of our 3 locations to discuss your upcoming move requirements.

Do-It-Yourself Packing Supplies at Great Prices

Hansen Bros. carries a huge inventory of packing boxes, packing materials and supplies to meet all of your requirements. We purchase in such large quantities we receive great pricing which we are able to pass the savings onto our customers. If you are going to pack all or part of your belongings, you will be able to see, hear how to use and purchase all of the same high quality specialized cartons and materials our professional packers would use to prepare a shipment. Hansen Bros. handles many different specific moving sizes along with a large selection of specialty boxes, paper pads, bubble wrap, tapes, etc. for the do-it-yourself customer. They are located at all of our 3 conveniently located storage warehouses:

For a partial list and description of our packing materials and supplies, please click here. We have far too many sizes and items to list so if you don’t see what you are looking for, please just give us a call at 1-888-300-7222.

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.