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 family memorabilia

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    The most precious time is the one we spent enjoying ourselves with our dearest people. Memories and souvenirs that are tied to that time are certainly very important to us. Over the years, all people have accumulated a large number of paintings and precious memories. Whether you are reducing the number of things you want to move or simply want to remove a part, you need good tactics. Be prepared that it will not be easy, but it can be successful if you are consistent and practical. With the help of a few practical tips from Seattle movers for storing family memorabilia, you will make the whole process easier for yourself.

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    Involve all family members when planning and storing family memorabilia.

    Choosing what to keep is the first step in storing family memorabilia

    Packing family souvenirs and memories into storage is not easy. When it comes to assessing the importance and reasons for keeping souvenirs, the same criteria do not apply to keeping other things. You can’t think about whether this is useful to you and how often you will use it. With family memorabilia, it just never goes that way. You keep them because they have emotional value. That’s why deciding what memorabilia to keep is a lot harder than when it comes to other things:

    • Choose what to keep
    • Involve all family members
    • Plan storage
    • Choose a reliable packaging material
    • Find a storage space that meets all the requirements

    These few criteria can help you decide what to keep for storage:

    1. Does it make you happy? – The most important criterion when deciding which souvenirs to keep are the feelings that will be in you. Make sure they are souvenirs that make you feel good. Those memorabilia bring you positive and happy memories.
    2. Is it still important to you? – Sometimes we keep memories and souvenirs of some people and events that we simply outgrow later. You no longer have to keep a movie ticket when you first go out with a guy you don’t even remember anymore. But you can save your child’s first drawing even if it’s just a scribble on paper.
    3. Can it be stored? – It may sound strange to you, but people often try to keep things that have long since lost their point. Your grandmother’s old plate probably meant a lot to you, but if it’s completely broken, there’s no point in keeping its pieces. And there are many more such examples.
    4. Keep items that tell the story of you or your family – The most important type of souvenir is the one that tells about the past of a family. You may keep some memories of your ancestors and their upbringing – such as your mother’s wedding dress. Or some other things you can leave to your children that are about you.

    We hope that you will make it easier for yourself to store family souvenirs by deciding what to keep. You will make it much easier for yourself to search for self storage Newcastle, when you reduce the amount you need to store.

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    Choose a practical way to organize family memories, so you can always and easily access them.

    Involve the whole family in process of storing family memorabilia

    When trying to store family memories, you should involve the whole family. That way, everyone will be able to choose a few things that are important to them. In addition to making the job easier, you will have wonderful family moments. As you reminisce about beautiful events or travel memories, the family will become even closer. And you will do a useful part of the job because you will decide together which souvenirs you will save.

    Plan the storage space

    Before you decide to rent self storage Seattle, think about how much space you need for all the things you will store. Among other things, you have to decide how you will save all the souvenirs. Whether you pack them in cupboards, crates, or boxes. Some pictures can go in tubes, while others are in albums. Be sure to think carefully about what you will store and in what way. Then, based on that, start looking for a suitable storage space.

    To save your belongings, find the ideal packaging material

    Packing things for storage requires precision and attention. You need to make sure that you will pack everything properly. What does it mean? In addition to the fact that the packaging in which you will pack things should be practical for stacking in warehouses, it must also be adequate. What’s more, it’s very important to find the right moving boxes Seattle to store your belongings. Its role is to keep your family memories in the same condition during storage. You need to be well informed about how to best preserve the fabric, old papers, and paintings. Or you can ask for full-service storage and let packing for movers. Only then will you be sure that your belongings will be preserved for future generations.

    Choose storage space carefully

    In addition to the size of the storage unit, it is much more important to inquire about storage conditions. If things are more sensitive to changes in temperature, you need to look for special storage units. Because some souvenirs will require to be stored in specific conditions such as temperature-controlled storage. In addition, it is important, of course, to find a safe and secure facility for storing your belongings. Then you will be able to relax because you know that your things are in a safe place.

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    Find out the best way to preserve your family memories.

    Sort things logically when storing family memorabilia

    Emotions govern decisions about storing memories and memorabilia, not reason. But still, when you plan to store and store them, choose to do so in a logical way. Sort things by time period, make a timeline, or in some third way that suits you. Just make sure your memorabilia are stored so that it is logical and easy to find them when you want. Avoid piling all family souvenirs in one big box. This is the surest way to damage something and fail to find what you want.

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