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 Renton WA

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    So you are moving to Renton WA and you are wondering how to organize everything properly. Well, first of all, it is important to say that in order to move without complications you will need the help of professional movers Renton WA. However, which moving services you will need depends a lot on your budget, desire to work, and many other things. Here is how to do it.

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    Renton WA is a great place for young families

    Prepare a thorough moving plan to ease your relocation process

    If the decision to move to Renton WA is made it is time to start preparing. Of course, the first and most important thing to do when moving is to prepare a moving plan. A moving plan that will serve you as a reminder so you do not forget anything to do during the relocation process. If you never moved before, take some time to learn about the moving process. Read articles, find expert advice, and find out how your move will look like.

    Naturally, you do not have to copy everything you read online. Instead, try to imagine your process, and think about the things that you will need to do. Think about your items, where to find moving boxes Seattle, how to pack, where to find movers, and more.  Once you prepare your moving plan, you will be able to calculate the cost.

    Calculate your moving budget before anything else

    The next step in your relocation to the Renton WA process is to calculate your moving budget. Moving is expensive, especially long distance relocation. So it is very important to calculate everything before you start calling Seattle movers. Think about moving services you will need to hire, how much packing materials will cost. But you will also need to watch out for hidden moving costs that some companies do not like to reveal until the last moment. That is why it is very important to find and hire an established and reputable company that does not like to resort to such tricks.

    Decluttering is one of the most important tasks during a move

    Now that you have prepared your moving budget and your plan you need to start thinking about your items. Your items are probably the most important part of this process. The whole relocation would be much easier if it weren’t for your items. They affect the complexity of the process and they affect the price of your move. The more items that you have and the heavier your moving inventory is your moving price will be higher. Therefore, it is very important to declutter before the move.

    Decluttering before the move has several benefits. It will simplify your relocation, lower your moving costs, and it is a good chance to earn a few bucks along the way. Of course, your goal is to remove the heaviest items, like furniture, first. However, do not skip smaller items as well. Especially if you have a lot of them.

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    Get rid of your excess items before you call your movers.

    How to get rid of your excess items

    Once you decide which items to get rid of you will have to find a way to dispose of them properly. Here are your options

    • If you manage to gather more than a few items, you can organize a garage sale. This requires a lot of preparation time but it can be a good way to earn.
    • If you do not have time to bother with a garage sale, you can sell your items to local used furniture retailers. This is a quick and easy way to earn some money on your excess items but do not hope that you will earn much.
    • Find charity organizations in Renton WA and donate your items. Most Charity organizations will even come to pick up your items so you do not have to bother
    • Finally, you can call a junk removal service and pay someone to remove your unwanted items.

    Prepare a moving inventory list before you call your movers

    Once you decide which items you are planning to carry with you should make a moving inventory list. This is a list of all items that you are planning to carry with you. Write their names colors, serial numbers, dimensions, weights. This list will help you to get an accurate moving estimate from a moving company without having to organize an in-home estimate. To create your moving inventory list, you can find one of the available moving inventory apps to help you.

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    Prepare a list of your items

    Find a moving company that will help you to move to Renton WA

    Finally, once you have established your moving inventory, you need to find appropriate movers. Finding a moving company that is reliable and professional is one of the most difficult tasks that you will encounter during this process. However, if you are smart, watch out for red flags that could signalize something suspicious, read a lot of reviews, you can identify reliable and trustworthy movers for your relocation.

    Start making preparations for your move today!

    As you can see, moving to Renton WA is not a complicated task. However, you need to prepare well if you want to have a smooth and stress-free relocation. And you can always count on the expertise of Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage offers you the right support and resources to get you safely through the entire journey. Enjoy a stress-free relocation with the help of our moving company, and start planning your new life in Renton, WA.

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