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  

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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.

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 several times a year in other locations including 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. NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, all Downsizing Seminars are on hold until further notice. Please check back as this page will be updated as circumstances change and rescheduling occurs.


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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 storagepacking 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.