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

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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