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

Residential Packing and Crating

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Free Moving Estimate

    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.

    I had a very short notice move near Christmas time and couldn't find a mover who was available until I found Hansen Bros. They were so courteous over the phone when I was scheduling my move, let me know what to expect both in charges and in what the service would be like. They called me the day before to confirm and give me a time window of an hour and the crew showed up on time and ready to go. The crew was very careful with my stuff; wrapping things that were fragile or needed wrapping, moving things quickly, offering to help with all sorts of things like boxing stuff that I hadn't gotten to yet and taking things off the wall. They even got my wall mounted TV down for me! They were very fast and professional but also very personable and funny. They even got my move done faster than was estimated. Next time I move I will be using Hansen Bros. again.

    -Kirsten W., December 23, 2021

    See What 4089 Customers are Saying

    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.