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. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Hansen Bros. will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.


All Hansen Bros. Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Hansen Bros. continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Hansen Bros. requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century!

~Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage  

Useful tips for moving back in with your parents

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    There are certain events in life that are simply unpredictable. When leaving your childhood home after high school, you certainly aren’t expecting to find yourself moving back in with your parents – but that just might be in your future. If such a scenario does happen, it’s very important to remain optimistic, as well as consider a few things that might make it easier to survive this transition. At Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, we believe that nothing is too difficult or impossible. And that’s why we will gladly distribute a few tips that will keep you loving your life even if you have to take a step back and move in with your parents.

    Have a move out date ready and planned

    Unless you are moving back in because you really want to as you miss your parents, chances are you are not going to be too enthusiastic about your move. And that’s normal, as people are made to strive forward and not have to feel like they are going backward. So if you have just lost your job or are unable to find one after college graduation, you might be forced to hire local movers in Seattle and relocate back into your childhood home. However, that’s no reason for you to live without any plans.

    A woman making a plan for moving back in with your parents.
    Set a goal that you will be able to achieve.

    It’s very important for you to set goals. Give yourself a realistic amount of time to find a new job, save up enough money for rent and utilities, and move out of your parents’ home once again. You can rest assured that everything will be much easier if you do have an exit strategy in place. You will be much calmer when packing your items, you will remain positive when placing them in Newcastle storage, and you will certainly look forward to that time in the future when you can once again be on your own.

    Don’t be a mooch when moving back in with your parents

    Let’s say you are moving back into your childhood home because you lost your job. That’s certainly not a good enough reason for you to live off your parents. You can always find at least a part-time job that will allow you to contribute to bills and groceries. Besides, you should bear in mind that even the move itself is going to cost you. You’ll have to pay for movers, rent Seattle storage, buy packing supplies, moving boxes, etc. It’s okay to ask your parents for a loan if you aren’t able to pay for all of these yourself. But it’s not ideal to take that money and never pay it back. You want to be an independent person, so you ought to act like one.

    This also goes for household chores. You shouldn’t travel back in time when you were a school-aged child when your mother and father did everything for you. Instead, you should get together as a family every once in a while and divide the household chores. This way, everyone can help out equally and nobody will have to be overburdened.

    Respect the rules of your household

    Just because you are moving in with your parents doesn’t mean that you should start acting like a teenager. Those days should be long gone by now. The only way for you to be a respectable adult is by asking for the house rules and abiding by them. Hopefully, your parents are reasonable people who won’t make you have a curfew in your mid-twenties. However, if your parents don’t support smoking in the house (just to give you an example), then you shouldn’t look for a way to bend the rules.

    The word rules written in a black pen.
    You might not like them, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore them.

    Of course, not all parents are the same. Some might be lenient and impose no rules at all while others might be very strict and give you a ton of rules. Whether or not you decide to live with your parents is up to you. But if you do decide to move back in, you ought to respect the household and its owners. Have that in mind before hiring interstate movers and relocating back to your hometown.

    Don’t give up on your social life

    Let’s be realistic – moving back home will be a very difficult thing for the majority of people. However, we are fully aware that sometimes in life you might have to do things you aren’t happy about. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t work on making yourself feel better. And an active social life is one of the best ways to relieve some stress and make your days more fulfilled. That’s why it’s very important to keep up with any hobbies you might have, as well as to continue seeing your friends on a regular basis. You might not have enough money for a weekend trip now that you are saving up but you can certainly afford drinks once a week.

    Enjoy spending time with your mother and father

    If you are moving back in with your parents and are hating the thought of it, you should remind yourself that not everything is so bad. Consider this the golden opportunity to spend some quality time with your parents. After all, now you are an adult, so you might be surprised to find out that your parents will have a completely different approach to you.

    Grilling meat and vegetables.
    The real fun begins once the entire family gets around the grill.

    This really is the right time to get to know your mother and father on a completely different level. You can do this by having family meals, taking walks, or even finding a hobby you all like doing. And if all this quality time isn’t enough to make you feel at least a little bit excited, just think about all the help you will be getting. You won’t have to prepare all of your meals by yourself – that’s a huge plus if you ask us.

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