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

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    America is known for being a nation of travelers. We constantly yearn to visit new places and explore all the exciting opportunities those destinations offer. The average American will move as much as twelve times during their lifetime. And those who move in or near Seattle, Lynnwood, and Newcastle have known which company to turn to for assistance since the day of horse-drawn carriages. Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage features the local movers Seattle families and businesses depend on to get them exactly where the need to go! Get in touch with us and let our team of experienced moving professionals help you relocate!

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    Choose the movers who know their way around each street and corner of Seattle!

    Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage – the top choice of local movers Seattle trusts

    When we referenced horse-drawn carriages, we didn’t exaggerate one bit. Our relocation company was founded way back in 1890 and is still owned by the same local family. We accumulated more than a century of valuable experience, while continuously innovating and staying competitive by providing the best moving services Seattle residents can find.

    That means that we, the local movers Seattle trusts most, are the product of 130 years of firsthand experience and knowledge of the moving industry. When you put it like that it is no wonder that we are consistently ranked as one of the very best and most respected moving companies of the great Emerald City.

    What exactly is it that made our moving company so successful?

    It is the same things that still make us a market leader today and why we think that we are the best choice for your local relocation. As a start, it is the three P’s that form the foundation of Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage:

    • Punctual. Being the local movers Seattle trusts most requires that we complete our projects on time and on budget. In our business, more than in most, time is literally money as all local moves are charged based on time and materials. We are committed to being respectful of your valuable time and being punctual demonstrates that commitment.
    • Professional. Our team puts great emphasis on demonstrating their expertise and knowledge in the most professional manner possible. Moving is a business where doing things by the book and employing good screening practices and ongoing training is taken very seriously. We might be a family-owned, local company but don’t be deceived, we are no small “mom & pop”. We have a fleet of well-maintained trucks & equipment. And we operate with plenty of well-trained staff and movers – all determined to meet or exceed your expectations.
    • Prepared. We are ready to take your belongings wherever you need them to go. Our local movers are locals themselves and know all the streets of Seattle and the surrounding areas well. Furthermore, our team invests in good communications and is always ready to take action as needed. Whenever something changes, you can completely count on our staff and moving crews to adapt and tailor a solution to your relocation needs.

    We have you covered with our services

    Despite all the things we listed above, we are aware that you may need more knowledge about us before you can conclude that our local movers Seattle trusts are indeed the right choice for your moving and storage needs. On the note of storage…

    Additional services we provide
    Are you in need of storage space? If so, you can count on us, the highest-rated local movers in Seattle to provide it!

    We have storage warehouses in Seattle, Lynnwood, and Newcastle that are ready to store your belongings when you need it. Actually, our storage units have been used, upgraded, and occupied for more than a century as well. Of course, they changed quite a lot since then. We dedicate significant time and expense to the maintenance of our warehouses to ensure that you can expect only the best storage solutions from us.

    There are many reasons why you might need a storage solution. Maybe it’s a last-minute relocation. Perhaps you need somewhere to keep the stuff while your real estate process is completed. Whatever your needs, we are licensed and insured to safeguard your possessions with great care. You can rest assured that what you own is well protected while in our possession!

    Special services we provide

    We also provide many additional valuable services. And these go beyond your everyday moving solutions:

    • Commercial and office relocations,
    • Industrial and employee relocations,
    • Storage services
    • Car shipping,

    To begin, we offer professional moving solutions for seniors in Seattle. Hansen Bros. is very familiar with the challenges and special needs involved with helping a senior move from a long-time home to an apartment, condominium, or senior living community. We take the task of assisting with these sensitive relocations very seriously and take pride in ensuring the whole process is professional, friendly and highly personalized.

    From the moment our relocation consultant arrives on-site to provide a complimentary, no-obligation survey and estimate, they work diligently to set the older adult at ease. They do so by explaining how the move can occur with far less stress and strain than past moves they’ve made.

    The Hansen Bros. Move Management division

    Hansen Bros. has moved multiple generations of families and recognizes that moves that later life moves are different than regular moves and require special attention and handling. With this in mind, we created a specialized division to ensure such moves have minimal stress and strain for our elderly customers and their families. 

    This division, HB Move Management provides a more personalized approach and an expanded menu of services including things like floor planning, downsizing assistance, special service referrals (i.e. trash hauling and estate sales), packing, unpacking, and resettling (even making the beds!). HB Move Management (HBMM) also regularly provides seminars on the topic of downsizing at local retirement communities and other public venues. If you’re interested in attending a seminar, please call (206) 257-4314 and a member of the HBMM team will gladly get you registered to attend.

    The proven track record of local movers Seattle relies on

    And finally, the best way to prove our work is to let other people do it for us. We have amassed thousands of satisfied customers throughout our history and over 3,000 are featured on our website. Our company has successfully performed some rather remarkable moves as well (including, but not limited to, the “Son of Heaven” exhibit, relocating the entire Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), and large moves for Pacific Northwest high tech companies with household names.

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    Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage always provides excellent service – and our reviews show as much!

    Luckily, not only are many of them available on our website testimonials but also on Google, BBB, Facebook, Yelp, and other platforms. We invite you to check them out and see for yourself!

    Start your Seattle move right now!

    Based on our 130+ years of experience, if there is one invaluable piece of advice we can give, it is to begin planning your move as soon as possible – there’s no such thing as too soon! Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is ready to take your call or website form and then schedule a free, no-obligation estimate at a time convenient for your schedule. Our team will talk you through all the details, answer questions, and we sort out any issues and obstacles right away.

    Rather than lose any precious time, contact us today and get the local movers Seattle loves on your relocation project as soon as you possibly can!

    My moving crew of Andrew, Ray, and Kevin were great. Most professional movers I've ever worked with.

    -Crystal A., January 5, 2016

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    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.