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

The benefits of using self storage for inventory

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    When we hear about self storage, most of us relate it to personal use by default. Storing seasonal clothes, Christmas decorations, and similar items we rarely use. However, there is so much more to storage units, and they can greatly contribute in the most unexpected places. Mainly, the growth of your business. Renting and using self storage for inventory is an innovation that business owners should really consider if they wish to expand. It is a perfect mix of safety, organization, and affordability. The benefits of using self storage Seattle for your corporate growth are too many to count, and Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage are here to tell you about a few of them. With our help, and the help of the humble storage unit, your business will flourish before you know it.

    Using self storage for inventory offers convenience and flexibility

    No matter how small or big a business may be, they always have to aim for these two benefits. If you decide to place your inventory in a secure unit, you will also receive all of the conveniences that it brings. For example, let’s say you own a car part business and need to store your stock in a remote facility to free up space. The reliable team from Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage will happily help you move your stock to their secure storage. Just the same, they’ll help you move everything back once it’s needed. And when it comes to flexibility, many storage facilities work on a monthly basis, which allows easy payments and easy to understand and flexible contract options. All types of businesses can benefit from this great service!

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    You want to benefit from convenience and flexibility to make your business grow

    It allows for a simpler business expansion

    As a business grows, it will quickly reach a level at which it needs to expand. This, of course, calls for more office space. Renting additional office space, or moving your entire operation to a larger facility is good, but also costly. Instead, many businesses rely on international commercial shipping companies and storage units for their growth. Using self storage for inventory in this way allows you to stay in your current office space, while still expanding your capacity. Compared to buying a larger property, renting a unit monthly is much cheaper. And with the help of shipping companies, you can quickly get your inventory anywhere. All of this allows for peace of mind because you can still grow your empire, without having to leave your location. All you have to do is move your inventory, and even then, you will know it is in safe hands.

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    Thanks to low rent costs, you can manage your business budget with ease using self storage for inventory

    With self storage, the safety of your inventory is a guarantee

    When running a business, one of your main goals is to make sure your inventory is safe at all times. With so many things being modernized these days, it is no surprise that self storage is also keeping up with the technology. And in most cases, keeping your stock in specialized commercial storage is much safer than leaving it in your work space. Most of today’s units come equipped with alarm systems and CCTV cameras. And, best of all, if your inventory consists of sensitive items, you don’t have to worry at all! These days, storage units are not only designed to protect items from the outside elements, but create optimal conditions inside as well. Temperature-control features allow you to make sure your items remain in mint condition.

    Small and online businesses can greatly benefit from self storage

    If your company is new and is just starting to break through on the market, relying on storage units can greatly help you get a head start. Mainly because it offers a cost-effective way of operation. In case you’re just starting an online business, you’ll more than likely be working from your home. Selling stock from your garage may work at first, but soon you’ll need more space. With a well-organized storage unit, you can easily sell your inventory, without spending money on a warehouse or a large office space. The same goes for small businesses, which can operate from their regular store while keeping their inventory in storage. So, regardless of whether your business is just starting, or it has reached a point where you need to expand, you don’t need to worry. With self storage, you can save money and nerves when it comes to planning space logistics.

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    Organizing your inventory has never been simpler!

    Inventory management and organization becomes much easier

    One of the greatest challenges of running a business is making sure your inventory is properly organized. Regardless of whether you’re storing office supplies, or articles ready for sale, good organization is a must. After all, if you need a specific item from your stock, and you don’t know where it is, you’ll quickly face problems. Struggling to keep up with your stock logistics can not only cause you to lose time but money as well. Luckily, using self storage for inventory management can fix this problem. It will help you have a better overview of your total stock. Then, once everything is stored, you can create separate inventory lists per storage, and create an even better and more detailed roster of your valuable items.


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