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

Tips for packing and moving glass items

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    You will encounter many difficulties during the relocation process. However, only a few will test your skills like packing and moving glass items. The safest way to do it would be to find and hire some of the best movers Seattle can offer and let them handle it. However, sometimes that is not an option. If, for whatever reason, you are going to pack and transport your items on your own, do not worry, though. You can do it safely even without hiring moving professionals. In this article, we will show you all the available options so you can decide what suits your situation the best.

    There are few ways in which you can pack and move glass items

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    Transporting glass items is challenging and delicate work.

    So you are preparing for a move and you are worried about your glass items. That is understandable. Packing and moving fragile objects is something that troubles everyone who is relocating. And there are many ways to go about it:

    • You can opt for HB move management to organize your entire relocation and handle both packing and moving tasks.
    • You can hire movers only for the transport where you would be in charge of packing, or the other way around.
    • Finally, you can try to handle both the packing and transport on your own.

    Let your movers handle the entire process

    Maybe you are moving or you just have to store your glass items in storage units Lynnwood WA, one thing is for sure – handling fragile items and transporting them is tricky. Therefore, it is understandable why so many people avoid dealing with this and hire professional movers instead.

    Why would you deal with acquiring packing materials, packing your items, loading, unloading, or driving a moving truck full of fragile items when you can hire professionals who will not only lift that burden off your back. But they will also do a much better job than you ever could. Naturally, simply because they are experienced professionals.

    Let your mover handle just the packing or just the transport part

    Hiring a full moving service is the best way to pack and move your fragile items. However, that doesn’t always come easy financially. If you are worried about how full moving services could affect your budget, perhaps consider hiring moving labor to load and transport your items while you handle the packing.

    Of course, there is another option. And that is to hire residential packing and crating service that will only pack your fragile items and you handle everything else. Those are good ways to get professional help to a certain degree and still manage to keep your expenses as low as possible.

    Packing and moving glass items by yourself

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    The DIY option is the most difficult one by far.

    The most difficult way to handle glass items during a move is to do everything by yourself. In addition to being the most difficult, the DIY option is the riskiest one as well. After all, your fragile items will be handled by amateur hands. However, even if you are a complete amateur who is moving for the first time, if you are meticulous and concentrated, there is a big chance that your items will arrive at your destination undamaged. Let’s take a look at how to handle this properly:

    Gather appropriate packing materials

    The first thing you should do is make a list of your fragile items so you can calculate exactly how much packing materials you will need to acquire. Unfortunately, an untrained eye can hardly guess how many boxes to prepare. For this, you can consult with professionals. Or you can simply ask the clerk at the store to give an estimate. Nevertheless, you will need to prepare:

    • Cardboard boxes of different sizes and functionalities
    • Brown packing paper
    • Bubble wrap
    • Packing tape
    • Labels

    How to pack glass items before the move

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    Make sure that the boxes containing fragile items are properly labeled.

    Packing glass items in a way so that they can withstand the long transport is tricky but not impossible to do. Naturally, how you will do it depends on the size and shape of your objects. However, there are a few guidelines that you should stick to:

    • Every glass piece that you plan to move needs to be individually wrapped in packing paper or bubble wrap.
    • Two pieces should never be able to touch each other except when there is enough padding between them.
    • After an item is placed in a box fill all the voids with crumpled packing paper or rolls of bubble wrap to prevent it from moving during transport.
    • Make sure to not overload cardboard boxes.
    • Secure that bottom of the box with additional packing tape.
    • Label boxes containing glass items clearly on all sides

    Loading and transport of glass items

    After you pack everything, you need to think about loading them into your truck. First, remove all obstacles that may stand in your way. Take it slowly. Carry one box at a time. If you have a moving dolly, use it to get your boxes into the truck. If you have a loading ramp, use it to easily lift them into the backside of your vehicle.

    Finally, pay special attention to where you are placing your boxes. They need to be safely tucked away so they cannot move while in transport but still away from other things falling on them. And avoid putting anything on boxes containing fragile items especially something heavy. Make sure to drive carefully without rapid changes of direction while trying to avoid road bumps as much as you can. Get on the road ahead of time and you will be able to drive more slowly.

    Start handling your glass items with the utmost care today

    As you can see, you have several options when it comes to packing and moving glass items. Naturally, the most difficult way to do it is to do it completely by yourself. Still, if you take your time and follow our guidelines, your items should arrive safely and unharmed.

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