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

Your Guide to Moving Elderly Parents

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    If you’re planning on moving elderly parents to a retirement or senior living facility, it’s important to approach the topic with special sensitivity. For most seniors, the idea of moving from their home to an entirely new environment is overwhelming. In addition to providing emotional support, you can help ease the transition by planning and simplifying the moving process.

    How to Help Your Parents Through Their Transition

    It’s normal for elderly parents to have reservations about moving into a retirement or senior living facility. That’s why it’s important to work alongside your parents to plan and complete a stress-free move. Here’s how you can help:

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    • Sort Belongings – Most seniors have lived in their home for many years, amassing a lifetime of photographs, antiques, books, furniture, and plenty of memories along the way. Moving to a retirement community typically involves downsizing to a smaller living space. We work alongside your parents to sort through belongings, determining what they’d like to keep, sell, donate or trash.
    • Utilize Storage – There will be some items your parents won’t want to get rid of, they but don’t have space for it in their new home. If that’s the case, locate a nearby storage facility to house these belongings. Look for a facility that is secure and temperature-controlled to protect delicate, antique furniture. If your parents decide they want those items later, you’ll have easy access to retrieve them.
    • Hire Professional Movers – As stressful as moving can be for your parents, the added pressure of creating a smooth transition can be overwhelming for you. If you’re moving elderly parents, consider hiring a Senior Move Manager in addition to professional movers. You can opt for a full-service move, in which everything from sorting and packing to storage is taken care of. Or, simply ask movers to load and unload belongings. Look for relocation professionals who specialize in moving seniors.

    Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage’s Steps to Moving Elderly Parents

    At Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage and HB Move Management, we recognize that moving seniors requires special attention. We’re proud to serve as the preferred mover for retirement communities throughout the Puget Sound area. Our careful, step-by-step approach to senior relocation allows us to serve individuals in a personal, caring way:

    1. In-Home Estimate – Our relocation consultant meets in person with you to gain a deeper understanding of your wants and needs and develops a comprehensive moving plan. Together you can determine what you want to take on yourself and what you would like the professionals to handle.
    2. Scheduling – We’ll work with your retirement community to identify a moving date and make all necessary arrangements including parking, building access, elevators, and other necessary logistics.
    3. Moving Day – On moving day, our trained experts will arrive at your home, pack any remaining belongings, load the moving truck, and then carefully transport your belongings to the retirement community.  Upon arrival, the movers will unload the truck and deliver your belongings to your new retirement residence. Your dedicated Move Manager can be involved as little or as much as you’d like on moving day.
    4. Unpacking & Resettling – After all belongings have been delivered to your residence, we’ll unpack boxes, reassemble furniture, put away items,  and arrange your new living space to feel like home.

    With Hansen Bros., moving elderly parents is simple. To get started, contact us today.

    Let our team put together a comprehensive moving plan for you. Complete our simple free quote form or contact us at 1-888-300-7222.