Hansen Bros. Downsizing Services

At Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage, we understand that downsizing can be necessary at any age or stage of life. HB Move Management, our specialized downsizing division, works with clients with a variety of downsizing needs, building personalized plans to facilitate low-stress moves.

Hansen Bros. & HB Move Management proudly provide downsizing seminars to answer any questions you might have and help you kick off a downsizing project. We’ll guide you through a proven process that will work for you and your family, providing helpful tips and tricks along the way.

Why Attend a Downsizing Seminar?

Our downsizing seminars take place throughout greater Seattle at churches, community centers, retirement and assisted living communities, and senior centers.

Delivered by professional speakers with years of experience assisting clients with their downsizing needs, our seminars address a wide variety of topics aimed at reducing the stress of an upcoming move and ensuring good outcomes, including,

  • Starting the downsizing process. Even if you have a move date chosen, getting started is tough. We’ll help you put a plan in place that makes the rest of the process feel less overwhelming while keeping you in control.
  • Deciding what to keep. It’s important to start thinking about which belongings will fit in your new space and lifestyle. Our experts provide advice and tips on how to clear the clutter.
  • Selling your stuff. If there are items you don’t need but aren’t sure what to do with them, you’re not alone. Our seminar includes creative approaches to selling or giving away unwanted belongings.
  • Community of support. You’re not the first person to downsize, and you won’t be the last. Gather with others who are going through the same important steps to share your experience, and learn from theirs.

Our goal is to get you to think of “downsizing” as “rightsizing.” This process should be seen as an exciting opportunity, and Hansen Bros. is passionate about helping you through a hassle-free downsize. For more tips, read our “Top Ten Tips for Successful Downsizing” tipsheet.

Here’s what past attendees have said about our downsizing seminars:

“A very valuable seminar, I feel much more confident about starting my downsizing process and know that there’s help if I need it.”
“I had no idea that my kids would not want the belongings I’ve saved over the years for them. Your creative suggestions about what I can do with those items were great!”
“I especially appreciated your analogy of ‘breaking the seal’ – I knew I just had to get started but I just didn’t know how. Thanks for the inspiration.”
“Being empty nesters, our home is cluttered with the artifacts of raising three kids. I learned that parting ways with the things doesn’t have to mean parting ways with the memories – thank you”
“I inherited lots of stuff from the generations that preceded me and I placed it in storage so it would be out of sight (and out of mind I guess). Although I have lots of work ahead, you’ve kindly given me the tools and inspiration I needed to begin the process.”

Upcoming Downsizing Seminar Schedule

We host seminars monthly in Seattle, as well as a few times a year in Mercer Island, Bellevue and Issaquah. We regularly add new downsizing seminars to our calendar, so please check back in with us to stay updated on new events, dates and times.  

Below is our most up-to-date 2019 downsizing seminar schedule.


  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2:30pm
    • Ida Culver Ravenna - 2315 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115
    • Please call (206) 445-6073 to RSVP
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 2:00pm
    • Aljoya Thornton Place - 450 NE 100th St, Seattle, WA 98125
    • Please call (206) 445-6067 to RSVP
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10:30am
    • University House at Wallingford - 4400 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
    • Please call (206) 445-6078 to RSVP
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:30am
    • Ida Culver House Broadview - 12505 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
    • Please call (206) 445-6062 to RSVP
  • Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 2:00pm
    • The Lakeshore - 11448 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178
    • Please call (206) 317-7993 to RSVP
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 2:00pm
    • Foundation House at Northgate - 11301 3rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
    • Please call (206) 361-2758
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:30am
    • Bayview - 11 W Aloha St,  Seattle, WA 98119
    • Please call (206) 284-7330 to RSVP
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 2:00pm
    • Aljoya Thornton Place - 450 NE 100th St, Seattle, WA 98125
    • Please call (206) 445-6067 to RSVP

Mercer Island

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:30am
    • Aljoya Mercer Island - 2430 76th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040
    • Please call (206) 219-6743 to RSVP
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 10:30am
    • Aljoya Mercer Island - 2430 76th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040
    • Please call (206) 219-6743 to RSVP


  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2:00pm
    • Gardens at Town Square - 933 111th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
    • Please call (425) 949-4735 to RSVP


  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 10:30am
    • University House at Issaquah - 22975 SE Black Nugget Rd, Issaquah, WA 98029
    • Please call (425) 207-3757 to RSVP

We also are available to host downsizing seminars for organized groups. If you’re interested in hosting an event, get in touch with us today.

Start Your Downsizing Journey With Hansen Bros. & HB Move Management

Downsizing is a daunting process, but you don’t need to do it alone. We provide your family with the expertise and resources you need to ensure your transition is seamless. We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming seminars on downsizing!

Looking for more ways Hansen Bros. can support you throughout your moving process? Visit our services pages to learn more about our storage, packing and residential moving services.

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.