Founded in 1890, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage the parent company of Portabox 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. and Portabox have been categorized as an essential industry business (moving & relocation) within the current mandate established by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

As essential services, 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. and Portabox

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. and Portabox 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 We're Taking:

  • Company-wide Implementation of all precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Office staff and 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 crews are receiving daily briefings on precautionary measures and have been directed to follow them on and off the job.
  • Office staff and crews are being instructed to maintain appropriate “social distance” of 6 feet minimum between one another, customers, and all other people.
  • Office staff and 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.
  • We are 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.

We are all in this together.  The team at Hansen Bros. and Portabox is proud to continue offering our services in accordance with the necessary precautions outlined above. We are here to make the process of storing belongings seamless & safe for you.

Unit Delivery and Setup

Washington or Idaho – PortaBox Storage presents you with the premium self-storage alternative for all your needs!

PortaBox Storage containers are an easy and convenient alternative to truck rental and traditional storage.

Our portable, on-demand storage containers are designed to:

  • Fit into driveways or parking spaces at your home or apartment
  • Be safe and easy for you to load
  • Be stable on sloped or uneven surfaces when you’re loading
  • Keep the elements out when at your location
  • Help prevent your belongings from shifting when the container is being moved
  • Prevent condensation, mold, and mildew from ruining your belongings
  • Remain securely locked when at your location and in our storage center

PortaBox Storage containers offer the best way to organize your belongings. At 5x7x8 feet, PortaBox containers hold an average room to room-and-a-half of furniture (or 40 to 50 medium-sized moving boxes). The floor of the storage container is only 4 inches off the ground, keeping things dry and making them much easier to load than a rental truck.

Once you’ve set your delivery date:

  • Decide where you want your PortaBox placed. This may be in different locations depending on what you plan to load.
  • The container footprint is 8’ x 5’.  You are going to want them placed on level ground or facing up an incline (so you wont be fighting your items as you load them).

The doors close tightly and you lock it with your own lock.   No one but you can open your portable storage container.   (We have locks available.   You keep both keys).

Only pay for the storage space you need

A PortaBox Storage specialist will help you estimate the number of portable storage containers you need.  If you order more storage containers than you end up using, you will receive a full credit for the unused containers.  So, unlike larger storage containers from our competitors, you only pay for the storage space you use.

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