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

Vital steps for a less stressful move

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    Sometimes it might seem to you that no matter how many times you’ve moved before, the process of relocation will always stress you out. And we have to say that we understand why you’re feeling this way. More importantly, you are not alone. Relocations stress out so many people. Some get overwhelmed, others get anxious or become too emotional. Some even like to say that moving to another place is like going through an emotional rollercoaster. But, there is a solution to this problem! If you too are a bit stressed out because of your upcoming relocation, this is the guide that’s going to help you. We’ve listed the vital steps for a less stressful move that will help you go through this process in the simplest possible manner. Read the following carefully and you’ll learn how to organize a stress-free relocation.

    Why are some moves so stressful?

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    No matter how many times you moved before, relocation can still be stressful for you

    If you’ve already moved a couple of times before, you’ve probably noticed a familiar pattern. At first, you’re excited about the move and simply can not wait for the big move. But then, as the date of the big move approaches, the sole thought about the relocation date stresses you out. But why is this happening? Why are relocations so stressful?

    To be honest, answering this question is not so simple. Although every relocation is unique, some things are the same with every move. Moving is stressful because you need to:

    • Leave your familiar surroundings;
    • Move away from your friends and family;
    • Plan every step perfectly even if you are moving for the first time;
    • Find a new job and in most cases, you need to do it quickly;
    • Figure out how to safely relocate all of your belongings, even the most delicate ones;
    • Pack everything you own in a timely manner;
    • Deal with paperwork and find a reliable moving company.

    Tips and tricks for a less stressful move

    Yes, relocations are stressful but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any steps for a less stressful move. You’ll be glad to hear there are many of them. And you know what else? We’ve mentioned the most important ones in the following text. Read it carefully and write them down if necessary.

    Make sure to have every step of the move planned

    Whether you are moving down the street, shipping goods with freight companies Seattle, or moving your entire company, you will want to have this process planned. And, you’ll need to plan every step of the move if you want to avoid problems and keep the stress away.

    In order to make a good moving plan, you’ll first have to learn about the process of relocation as much as possible. Then, you should create a moving checklist by writing down every task you need to take care of. Plan when you’re going to complete every task on the list and make sure to stick to the plan. That’s how you’ll ensure a simple and problem-free move.

    Accept the stress as part of the moving process

    The most important thing about moving to another place is that you need to do your best to stay healthy during your move. To do this, you need to eat healthily, get enough sleep, drink lots of water, and also accept that stress is a normal part of this process. It’s perfectly normal to get a bit overwhelmed during this process. After all, you are starting a new chapter in your life. It normal to have mixed feelings about the entire thing. But, the important thing is that every relocation brings new opportunities and new adventures. As soon as you settle in, you too will realize this.

    Don’t try to do everything on your own

    No matter where you’re moving, you shouldn’t do everything on your own. Even if you’re relocating across the street, you’d still want to ask a couple of friends to help out. And, if you have a lot of things to move, you should simply hire some of the best movers Seattle and let them handle everything. Find help and your move will be much easier.

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    A reliable moving company will know how to take the stress away from your relocation

    If you don’t want to ask your friends or relatives to haul boxes from one place to the other, ask them to keep an eye on your kids and pets. You won’t believe how easier your relocation will be if you don’t have to constantly check on your children. And you will have more time to focus on following all steps for a less stressful move. So, instead of trying to do everything on your own, find help.

    Find movers who can make your move less stressful

    Apart from asking your friends and relatives to help out on the day of your move, you should also consider hiring movers Bothell WA. Only professionals will be familiar with the steps for a less stressful move. Find a trustworthy moving company and you will manage to save both time and money on your relocation. They can organize the entire thing for you while you deal with other stuff. This will help you in so many ways. And, it will also calm you down. That’s why it’s always better to rely on movers than to try to relocate on your own.

    Give yourself some time for a less stressful move

    Last but not least is to give yourself some time. Moving to a new place will be a major change in your life. So, you should take your time to adjust to the change that’s about to happen. If the idea of moving to a new place makes you nervous, check out some meditation exercises and activities to calm yourself down. Also, talk to your loved ones. Let them know what are your feelings about the upcoming move and ask for their help if necessary.

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    Your family and friends can help you feel better so talk to them about your move

    There you have it, these were the vital steps for a less stressful move. Follow them and you will get to move with no problems along the way. And, if you have any questions about your relocation or you’re in need of an experienced moving crew, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. 

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