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 storing books and photos

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    Even though the world is going digital, there is still something special about reading on good old-fashioned paper. Many people value the importance of reading books, and they have plenty of books at home. When you add old family photographs to this, you get a mess in your house that you don’t know how to deal with. As much as having books and photos is invaluable, there is a big problem with storage. In time, it becomes almost impossible to put them in the correct order. As a result, many people turn to Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage Seattle for help. You can find exceptional storage services for your valuables, with only one phone call. Forget about clutter and mess in your home, and follow our tips for storing books and photos.

    Self-storage is a great thing for your books and photos

    If you are looking for a long-term solution for storing your books and photos, then you should put them in storage. Due to lack of space, people are forced to put their valuables in a dark or dirty place. Keeping your books in a basement or garage can damage them forever. Light and humidity are not your books’ and photos’ friends. On the other hand, all the storage facilities are climate-controlled, fire alarm-equipped, secure, and well-maintained. There are special shelves and containers that come in various sizes. All of your books and family photos will be dry, clean, and well-organized in any of the storage units Lynnwood WA you choose. Whether you plan to store comic books, photos with or without frames, or large geographic maps, self-storage is always a smart choice. Not only it is accessible but also affordable, and will save you time and money.

    Different storage units are often used for storing books and photos
    There are great storage units in Seattle you can use for keeping your valuables

    Use small boxes for storing books and photos

    If we don’t want to keep them displayed on a shelf, we usually put books and photos in boxes or plastic containers. This is good, as long as we follow the basic tips for storing. Smaller boxes are always a better idea. If you can afford it, wooden boxes can be very decorative. Large containers may become extremely heavy and difficult to manage, causing you back pain. Furthermore, if you put everything together, you will not be able to locate a specific book, or a family album you need. The best way to store them is in brand new plastic or cardboard boxes, with no more than 10-15 books or albums per container. You will get top-of-the-notch storing services if you choose any of the moving boxes Seattle. The boxes and containers come in various sizes and are perfect for storing your books, photos, and documents. Everything will be sorted alphabetically from top to bottom, so you will always know what each box contains. Finding your book or photos is very easy to locate if you use this tip.

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    Cardboard boxes are a good choice for storing books and photos. Smaller sizes are more suitable for proper storing

    Use high-quality containers for your photos

    Unless you store all of your photos on a computer memory card, it is very hard to bring them back in case of damage. Photos are extremely sensitive to light, high temperature, and moisture. If you keep them in a photo album, make sure it is a high-quality one. Unfortunately, people mostly buy cute or cheap photo albums and regret it later. As much as you want to decorate the walls of your room, putting them directly on paper using glue is another bad idea. Seattle storage is the right choice for you if you seek high-quality storage options for your valuable photographs. You want a safe, secure, and well-maintained facility to keep your valuable memories. Also, you want your photos and photo albums to be free of any harmful chemicals that may affect their quality permanently.

    Make your own shelf and additions for photos

    Most people do keep their books on a bookshelf, and photos in a photo album. If you run out of space or get bored with your current shelf, why not use some imagination and add more details. You would be surprised how many interesting ideas and creative projects you can find online. You can improve your bookshelf by adding drawers or containers for your photos. Moreover, look around for some neglected spaces you have in your house. Maybe the area under the stairs, or above the bed would be a perfect place for another bookshelf. If you don’t have the right tools for making a bookshelf, consider painting or decorating the existing one. You don’t have to be a master craftsman to do this, and you will like the change you made. With a couple of flower pots, candles, and vases, everything will look different. Furthermore, always arrange your books and photo albums vertically instead of horizontally, as you will get much more space.

    A small bookshelf under the stairs
    Additional bookshelf or upgraded elements can secure you more space, and help you store books and photo frames

    Do not overthink when storing your memories, rather choose the most secure option of all

    If books and photos are overflowing from your desk, and make piles and clutter in every corner of your home, it is time you did something about it. The modern era brought about consumerism which resulted in buying many unnecessary things. Storing all the things we have in the house is almost impossible. As a result, people often want to try out different creative ideas, or simply put their items in storage. There are plenty of high-quality storage units in Seattle to choose from. Moreover, putting your books and photos in a small box, or a carefully chosen container will keep them in good condition. Forget about the mess and chaos in your home, and start organizing your life. Storing books and photos has never been easier than nowadays.



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