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.

About Us

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

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Founded in 1993, PortaBox Storage started as an alternative to self-storage facilities. Having your storage unit brought to your home was a convenient, cost-effective innovation that caught the public’s attention. No longer would the do-it-yourself storage customer have to:

  • Rent a truck
  • Load their items up into a truck
  • Drive the truck to the storage facility
  • Unload their items off the truck and carry them to their unit
  • Return the truck to the rental agency
  • Rent more storage space than they need

Hansen Bros Moving & Storage has witnessed many innovations in the storage industry since it opened its doors in 1890.  Recognizing the potential of this service, Hansen Bros. acquired PortaBox Storage in November of 2000

PortaBox serves the Greater Seattle/Puget Sound area and Boise, ID

Today, PortaBox Storage continues to lead the portable storage industry by developing stronger, more resilient containers, weather-resistant vinyl covers, double reinforced doors with a sturdy piano hinge, and a heavy-duty lever action locking system.  All of these features ensure your items remain safe and secure during transportation and storage.

Our company offers innovative shipping and storage solutions.

Hansen Bros. Transfer & Storage ( is a full service moving company with over a century of service to the Seattle area.  With their signature red trucks, Hansen Bros. has moved tens of thousands of Washingtonians over the years.  Early in 2009, Hansen Bros. became an agent for Allied Van Lines ( for interstate moves.  Whether the move is across the street, across the country or around the world, Hansen Bros. Transfer & Storage is the most trusted provider of moving and storage services.

Top-rated storage expertise in Seattle, Lynnwood, and across Washington!

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PortaBox takes care of everything once you ask for a quote and place your order of portable storage boxes.

We are committed to exceeding your storage expectations!

  • If you are unhappy with any aspect of your self-storage solutions, you are always more than welcome to contact us directly.

At PortaBox Storage, customer satisfaction is the key to our success. We use top-quality portable storage solutions in Washington and train our staff to handle all storage-related tasks with the utmost devotion. Because of this experience, we have the ability to promptly resolve problems that may occur. Make your self-storage experience the best it can be – reach out to PortaBox today!

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