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 oversized items

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    Is your home drowning in big and bulky items that you don’t even use anymore? If so, you are not the only one. We all tend to keep tons of unnecessary stuff in our living space even though we don’t currently need them. We all do this even though there is a rather simple solution to this problem – instead of keeping clutter in our surroundings, we can simply go through everything, get rid of the items we don’t need anymore, and store the rest. Although this is very easy, it has come to our mind that many don’t know how to store bulky items the right way. That’s why we, at Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, wanted to talk a bit more about storing oversized items to help you handle this task like a pro.

    So, if this sounds like something you want to learn about, make sure to keep reading this article. With the tips we listed here, storing will be a piece of cake for you.

    The many benefits of storing oversized items

    Storing oversized items inside secure warehouse facilities is a smart decision.

    Storage units have been around for more than 150 years. This piece of information shows that storage units bring many benefits to their users. Renting a Seattle storage unit is convenient, easy, and the perfect solution for creating order in your home or office. Because of this, more and more people opt for storing their belongings and it’s very unlikely that this practice is going to change in the near future.

    But, if you are still not sure whether you should opt for storing your oversized items, you might want to take a look at the list below. Here are some of the benefits of doing this.

    • Maximizing your place. If you want to make your home more spacious or make your office look bigger, you will manage to do that with ease by storing all those bulky items. If you don’t need them currently, there’s really no point in keeping them in your home or office.
    • Keeping things organized. Organizing a working or a living space filled with clutter is an impossible mission. You simply can not create order without getting rid of some of the chaos.
    • Improving productivity. Whether you are working from home or from the office, you should look for ways of improving your productivity. You should focus on creating a clean and distraction-free environment. This is exactly what you will achieve if you opt for storing oversized items.

    5 tips for storing oversized items

    Preparing items for Newcastle storage might seem like a very complicated thing, but it really isn’t. There are some tips you need to follow, and if you do that, you will have nothing to worry about. Luckily, we live in a digital era and it is possible to find tips for doing almost anything. More importantly, you can find them very quickly. To help you out, we’ve listed the most important tips for storing oversized items so you don’t have to look for them. Here they are.

    Make an inventory list

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    An inventory list will help you keep your storage unit organized

    If you want to stay organized when storing items, you need to create an inventory list and keep it close to you. This way, you will know what items are stored and where they are placed inside the storage unit. Sure, you can just write the name of the items you plan to store, but you can add to this list some of your comments. There are really no rules. The important thing is to make a list that will contain all useful information. A list that will work for you. If you are tech-savvy, you can even create an inventory list in Excel and speed up this process.

    Choose your storage unit carefully

    If you are thinking about storing oversized items, you need to find the right facility well ahead of time. Start the storage hunt in advance and you will find the one that suits you perfectly. Since you will be storing bulky furniture, you need to make sure that the item will fit inside the storage you rent. If you plan to store some delicate furniture, you will probably have to find a temperature-controlled facility. Talk about this matter with the representative of the storage company.

    Clean your items thoroughly

    One of the biggest mistakes you can do before storing your belongings is to avoid cleaning them. This can lead to some serious consequences! Storing dirty belongings could attract many unwanted “guests”, such as rats, moths, mice, and so on. Getting rid of them is everything but easy or affordable. That’s why you need to properly clean all of the items you plan to store. And if you plan to store some of your kitchen electronics, make sure to prepare your large appliances for storage. This means that you will need to get rid of food debris and grease before you pack them for storage. Trust us, you will be glad you did it.

    Use the storage space smartly

    There’s nothing worse than renting a Lynnwood storage and filling it out without order or plan. Instead of just moving your clutter from your home to your storage unit, think about how you can utilize your storage space. Can you install shelves? Can you hang some of your items? Check these things with the company representative. Since you are thinking about storing oversized items, you should map out the space and divide it into several equal areas. Plan where you are going to place each of your items.

    When in doubt, find help before storing your oversized items

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    Professionals can help with storing items if you can’t do it by yourself

    If you are not sure that you will be able to find the right storage and prepare your items properly, opt for full-service storage. Hire professionals and let them deal with all these tasks. After all, they are the ones who can guarantee the safety of your belongings while they are inside a storage unit.

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