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

Should you help your movers on moving day?

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    The long-awaited day of your move is finally here! This is the moment that has been in the making for the past few weeks, possibly even months. So it goes without saying that you want to make sure everything goes according to plan. But the one thing we bet you didn’t think to plan was your involvement in the actual moving process. What happens when the representatives of your moving company in Washington arrive at the scene? Should you help your movers on moving day or simply get out of their way?

    This is a question that is on the minds of most people in the days leading up to the relocation. And we won’t keep you guessing what the right answer is because the short answer is no, you should not help your movers on your moving day. There is a good reason you searched for the best moving companies Lynnwood WA had to offer. It’s because they know what they are doing and you don’t. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some things you ought to do prior to the day of your move. If you want to make the process as quick and easy as possible, we suggest you take care of the following things.

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    Make a list of all the things that you can do to help your movers before the day of your move.

    A couple of things that will indirectly help your movers on moving day…

    After all, just because you aren’t supposed to help your movers load your furniture doesn’t mean that you can’t make their jobs a little bit easier. There are a couple of simple yet effective things to do before your local movers in Seattle arrive at your doorstep. In other words, take care of these things days before your move and you won’t have to run into problems.

    Finish with packing

    We definitely don’t suggest you leave packing for the last minute. In fact, we think that you shouldn’t pack anything on the day of your move because everything should already be neatly boxed up by then. If you want to help your movers do a good job, you definitely shouldn’t let them arrive at your property only to find you surrounded by unpacked items that they ought to be loading into the truck.

    So, pack ahead of time and neatly separate those items that are to be moved from those that belong in storage units Lynnwood based. Also, don’t forget to label your moving boxes. By writing FRAGILE on a box, you are not only helping your movers. You are helping yourself as you are ensuring the safety of your most breakable objects.

    Clear your walls

    If you have a lot of picture frames and art hanging on your walls, you’ll definitely want to remove them before your movers arrive. So many precious and expensive pieces ought to get special attention and protection. What we suggest you do is line them all up against one wall where they will be easy to notice. That way, your mover will be extra careful when walking past them, protecting your art from any damage due to negligence. It’s also important to mention that you should be extra careful if you plan on packing these items. They need to be wrapped in special materials that will ensure they are properly secured for transport.

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    Art is one of those things that will always demand special attention.

    Unplug your appliances

    Getting your appliances ready before the day of your move is very tricky. After all, you are going to use your stove and coffee maker until the last moment, as life without them is simply unimaginable. However, if you want to help your moving team on the day of the move, you should get up early, prepare what needs to be prepared, and then unplug your appliances. Once you unplug them, bind all the cables and patiently wait for the arrival of your movers. It goes without saying that you should leave the loading part to your local, long-distance, or interstate movers. They are the pros, after all, so they’ll know how to treat your items with care.

    Be present for assistance

    But not the type of assistance you are envisioning right now. The reason why you need to be present on the day of your move isn’t so that you could lift heavy items – it’s so that you could offer guidance. Sometimes, your movers might have a question that only you as a homeowner can answer. And that’s why it’s not smart to assign a friend for this task. Don’t get us wrong, you can definitely ask your friends to help you relocate. You just shouldn’t burden them with tasks that are best suited for you, the person that is relocating.

    The way to help your movers on moving day is by offering refreshments

    How do you think you would feel after a long day of lifting and relocating heavy items? You can only imagine how tired, hungry, and thirsty your movers will be. So while you might not have to help them load your belongings into the moving truck, you can provide support for the work they do. Ordering some good food or providing them with a hot/cold beverage (depending on the season) will be just what your movers needed after a hard day.

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    Show your appreciation by providing some food and drinks.

    We fully understand your need to be present and to help your movers on moving day. In fact, that’s the normal thing to want. However, you should remember that, whether you have hired residential or commercial movers in WA, relocation-related tasks are best left to professionals. Of course, there are many things that you should do before the morning of your move if you want to ensure your movers have an easy job. Whether and when you decide to do them is up to you.

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