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

Ultimate guide for moving to Bothell WA

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    If you’re looking for a place to raise a family or just experience the suburban life of your dreams, then moving to Bothell WA is an excellent idea. This Seattle suburb has a lot to offer to its 45,000 residents. But if you’re planning on becoming one of them, you’re facing a big task – relocation. Certainly not the easiest thing you’ll do in your life. With the help of the right Washington movers and some planning, however, your upcoming relocation to Bothell can go smoothly. If you take your time to do your research and get organized, you can have a pleasant and stress-free moving experience.

    Moving to Bothell WA made simple

    We’d all love for relocation to be easier than it is. If we could just magically imagine ourselves in our new home and have the dream come to life, that’d be perfect. But that’s not how it goes in reality. In reality, you have to find a new house, pack, drive to your new address, unpack, settle in, and do a million other small tasks that make up relocation to Bothell. Unfortunately, it is unavoidable that you will have to put in the work. But you can always work smarter instead of harder!

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    You don’t have to do all the packing and moving tasks by yourself.

    Get help from professionals

    The best way to make any move easier on you is to hire professional help. So consider hiring movers Bothell WA normally relies on for your upcoming relocation too. There are many advantages to moving with the help of a moving company:

    • you’ll have far less to do, even if you don’t opt for a full-service mover
    • you won’t have to worry about packing supplies because the mover can provide them for you
    • you’ll have access to storage if you need it even if you decide on short-notice
    • things will go faster because movers are more efficient at the task than you would be
    • you won’t have to stress as much because your belongings will be safe in the hands of professionals

    Of course, hiring movers also comes with cons: you won’t be calling all the shots and you’ll be paying more than you would for a DIY relocation. But if your goal is to make the relocation easier, then movers are well worth the price.

    Start your relocation on time

    Procrastination is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when moving. It will make your relocation significantly harder because you will have to do things under time pressure. This will increase your stress levels which can, in turn, lead to even more mistakes. So don’t waste your time when moving. It is crucial that you start preparing for your move as soon as you know about it. Take your time to plan and organize, then do everything at a leisurely pace that won’t stress you out and your relocation will be much easier.

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    Don’t waste time – start planning early!

    Tips to make moving to Bothell WA easier

    Hiring movers and starting your relocation on time are the basics – they will set you up for success when relocating to Bothell WA, but they’re not enough to ensure a smooth move. So here are a few other things you should keep in mind:

    Planning and organization are your friends

    It’s true that we all work differently – some people like to plan things out in advance while others like to go with the flow. But moving is not a time when you should be improvising, no matter how good at it you are. There are simply too many moving parts in the machine not to figure out how they all fit before you start putting them together. So even if you are moving on short notice, you should take a few hours at least to make a moving checklist and plan out the steps and schedule for your move. Even if you don’t make a detailed plan, an outline will still help.

    Don’t underestimate how long it takes to pack

    Packing will be one of the most time-consuming aspects of your relocation to Bothell. You will need to gather moving boxes Seattle and other packing supplies, go through all of your belongings to decide which ones you’re taking with you and which ones you’re getting rid of, disassemble all your furniture, pack everything you own, take good care to wrap and protect fragile items… All of this can take days if not weeks, especially if you want to pack in stages. Another option is to hire professional packers who can do the job quickly and efficiently. But if you do opt for DIY, make sure to set aside plenty of time for packing. You don’t want to still be wrapping up your fine china as your movers arrive on moving day.

    Couple packing for a move.
    Give yourself enough time to pack if you want to avoid stress.

    Consider renting a storage unit

    If you want to take your time packing and unpacking or are moving to Bothell from somewhere very far away, then renting a storage unit in WA may be a good idea. You can put your moving boxes there while you pack your furniture or keep your out-of-season stuff while you unpack at your new home. Most moving companies provide storage space so you can ask your movers about what they offer. And who knows, it may even turn into a more permanent solution for clutter!

    Reasons for moving to Bothell WA

    As you prepare for the move, you might get frustrated or overwhelmed and start to wonder if Bothell is even worth it. The answer, luckily, is yes so you should persevere because there are plenty of reasons for moving to Bothell WA. This Seattle suburb of around 45,000 residents is regularly cited as one of the best places to live in the state of Washington. It offers surprisingly good weather and lots of opportunities for outdoor activities, has a good job market, excellent public schools, and a lively nightlife. On top of that, it is a diverse yet safe place to live. The only downside is that the cost of living is a bit on the higher end. But then, so is the average income. So all in all, you have a lot to look forward to!

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