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  

Temporary storage qualities to look for

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    Storage has become a necessity in modern society – this is a fact of life. Every day, more people are becoming interested in renting a temporary Newcastle storage solution, and there are many reasons behind such a surge in interest. For starters, the coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to relocate out of their homes or close down their businesses during the quarantine. Of course, the need for storage has been around long before the coronavirus pandemic that has now become a trademark of the year 2020. That being said, if you have found yourself looking for a suitable unit, then you need to be aware of some of the most important temporary storage qualities to look for.

    A person writing the word quality.
    Renting a quality temporary storage solution is always a good investment.

    Not every unit will be the right one for your versatile needs. The good news is that you will have plenty of different options to choose from. It doesn’t matter whether you are renting a unit at the same time as hiring the best movers Bellevue WA has ever seen or are renting a unit without being in the middle of a relocation. You should definitely approach the task of finding a storage solution with attentiveness and caution. So, to help you out, here are some of the things we recommend that you look into first.

    Three temporary storage qualities to look for

    The first thing you ought to know is that there are many different things you could look for in a storage unit. Precisely what you will look for will primarily depend on your needs. But we here at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage know that no matter your needs, there are definitely three qualities you wish to find in the storage facility of your choice – security, cleanliness, and temperature control. Let us elaborate further:


    What do you think is the first and most important thing you need to check when looking into storage solutions? While qualities such as affordable prices are important, the security of any storage facility is the most important thing when it comes to your overall experience. A secure facility will ensure that your belongings stay protected from theft and breakage, which will make you happy and satisfied at the end of the day.

    A security guard is one of the temporary storage qualities to look for.
    A security guard on sight is a great sign.

    In case you have no idea how to tell whether a storage facility is safe, you should know that there are many tell-tale signs. When researching a storage facility, virtually or in-person, some of the things you should be looking for include:

    • Padlocks on storage units/containers 
    • Security guards
    • Surveillance cameras 

    Bear in mind that you don’t need to check off all of these things to be able to say that a facility is secure. One or two items from our list will be enough for you to know that you are on the right track. You should also keep in mind that it’s possible to learn everything you need to know about residential or commercial storage in Seattle simply by reading the reviews. A world of valuable pieces of information is at your fingertips.


    Finding the perfect storage facility for your needs resembles the process of assembling a puzzle. Many different pieces need to fit in perfectly in order to complete the puzzle. The same can be said when it comes to temporary storage qualities one should look for. Finding one won’t do you much good without the others. With that in mind, you should know that finding a secure storage facility won’t mean much unless that same facility is up to certain quality standards. And this is important for the safety of your belongings as much as it is for the reputation of the storage service provider.

    Temperature control

    You have most likely already heard of temperature-controlled storage. These units were designed to keep the temperature inside the facility at an optimal level. That will keep your items safe and protected during extreme weather fluctuations. There is a chance that you might not need a temperature-controlled storage unit. If all you are storing are old toys and holiday decorations, then you can focus your time on the abovementioned temporary storage qualities to look for. However, if you are storing any of the following items, we have to inform you that you ought to look for a temperature-controlled unit:

    • Books
    • Antique furniture
    • Works of art
    • Expensive belongings
    • Wood furniture
    • IT equipment
    • Leather and fur clothing

    We know that a temperature-controlled storage unit might be an additional expense in your already strained budget. However, the protection you will get when renting such a unit definitely pays off. Bear in mind that when you rent a portable self-storage unit in Seattle, it is not the storage container that is temperature-controlled but the facility it is stored inside. But since you are working towards the safety of your items, you should consider this as time well-spent.

    Clothing items.
    Even your clothing items could benefit from temperature-controlled storage.

    Know that besides these three temporary storage qualities you should look for there are many other qualities that might be particular to your situation. For example, you might find a storage facility that seems perfect but offers only large storage units while you need a small one. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask all the important questions you might have. Every reputable storage provider won’t mind answering the ‘tough’ questions.

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