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

Small secrets for a stress-free fall move in Washington

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    Moving in Washington state during the fall can be rather stressful. “Is it going to rain? Is it not? Are there going to be any available Washington movers to assist me with my move? Will I manage to obtain all of the moving supplies I might need?” These are all questions one might ask themself when planning a move. Mix that with endless moving tasks and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a disaster. Having this in mind, we can likely conclude that there are a lot of things that go into moving. And that can be pretty hard and stressful for anyone who lacks moving experience. Luckily, there are some professional tips that can make moving a lot easier. That, then, can significantly reduce stress. But what exactly are these professional tips, tricks, and secrets for a stress-free fall move in Washington? Read on to find out!

    If you want to have a stress-free fall move in Washington, you should put taking care of yourself above all else

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    Taking care of yourself is very important for having a stress-free fall move in Washington!

    Since moving is so overwhelming, many people forget to take care of themselves. Nowadays most of us live by the “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” saying anyway. That, unfortunately, only gets amplified when moving comes into the picture. No matter how amazing moving companies Seattle has to offer are, many people think they can’t afford to spend time taking care of themselves during the moving process. They are constantly under a lot of stress and they think they won’t have enough time for moving-related tasks.

    Sadly, that only leads to even more stress and exhaustion. Many people even get sick after moving, when they finally relax. Because of that, one of the greatest tips any professional would give you for a stressless fall move in Washington is to take time for yourself. Sleep, nourish your body, and unwind each day and your move will be much easier.

    It’s all about the help

    You could likely move completely on your own if you really tried. However, that would be unnecessarily exhausting, stressful, and draining. Luckily, there’s a simple way to avoid that. Just get some help. Even if you can’t afford movers, you could always ask friends and family to help. Even if they take only a few tasks off your back, handling the move will be a lot easier for you! And, of course, if you can hire movers, then hire movers. Unlike friends and family, movers are trained to move safely and efficiently. It’s literally their job. So one of the best tips for having a stressless move is to get some help. Movers are the best choice, but if you can’t, friends and family will do, as well.

    You can’t have a stressless fall move in Washington if you hire amateurs or fraudulent movers

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    Make sure you’re hiring expert movers!

    Beware of who you’re hiring to move you! Just like there are different options self storage Seattle has to offer, of which some are bad and some are good. So are there different kinds of movers. Both bad movers and scam movers can ruin your moving experience. And while bad or inexperienced movers might prolong the moving process and ruin some of your belongings, scam movers could potentially do much more significant damage. However, there are numerous signs you’re dealing with fraudulent movers. The best thing you can do is educate yourself on those, as well as do thorough research by reading reviews. Always go for the tried and tested option!

    Moving guides are your best friends

    Especially when moving city-to-city, state-to-state, or country-to-country, moving guides can be very useful! Many people don’t think to read them which is a shame since they can be very helpful. For example, a simple guide for moving from Renton to Seattle could tell you so much about Renton and the moving experience involved in moving to Renton. And in our opinion, that’s very valuable information. So even though moving guides are quite common in the world of moving, they’re also quite a well-kept secret since not many people read them or even think to read them. So if you wish to make your move in Washington this fall stress-free, try reading some moving guides!

    Fewer things, less stress

    Decluttering is an amazing way to make a move in Washington less stressful. Since packing and the financial aspect of moving are usually the most stressful parts of moving, it’s easy to see how decluttering could be beneficial for reducing stress. First of all, the packing will be much shorter. And secondly, you’ll have to pay less for movers. Plus, your new home won’t feel as cluttered after the move. Also, unpacking and settling in won’t be as time-consuming. Whichever way you look at it, decluttering is an absolute win when it comes to moving!

    Time is the only thing you don’t really have

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    Managing time properly is important for having a smooth move!

    When it comes to moving, many people fail to realize just how easy it is for time to slip by. When that happens, many people become very stressed and anxious. They then have to rush things, as well as cut sleep and personal time to make the move somehow come together. To avoid that, it’s best to start early and stay on schedule. Procrastination is not an option if you hope to have a stress-free fall move.

    Having a stress-free fall move in Washington requires a lot of work and dedication

    Even if you hire movers for every service they offer, there’d likely still be things you’d have to do. And, if you’re not organized properly, those things would likely cause you at least some level of stress. Luckily with a few tips for a stress-free fall move in Washington, your move could, actually, end up being stress-free. However, that requires a lot of time and dedication on your part. Begin by doing more in-depth research and finding even more tips on how to make your move as stress-free as possible. If you do so, it’s highly likely that your move could go smoothly!

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