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.

The benefits of relocating your business with portable storage

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When relocating a business, it’s very important to choose your storage option well. When choosing a business storage Seattle solution, you need to think about how will it benefit your operations. You want your storage unit to be both affordable and convenient, which is exactly what portable storage is. In this article, we will share with you a few of the reasons why relocating your business with portable storage is something that can benefit your operations, and enable you to attain a higher profit margin.

Why you may want to be relocating your business with portable storage

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If you have plenty of equipment, portable storage can be the answer to storing it.

While there are even more reasons why portable storage is amazing, here are the most important ones:

  • Extra storage space at a convenient location
  • Mobile storage capability
  • Affordable
  • Ability to hold a retail sale event at a moment’s notice
  • More room for raw materials
  • Centralized location
  • Separate inventories

You also need to consider that some areas simply do not have storage units available nearby. In these cases, portable storage is simply the best option at your disposal, no contest. For example, traditional self storage Bothell can be very hard to find. But you can always get a portable unit instead. Let’s take a deeper look into why exactly you might want to utilize a portable solution for your business relocation.

Portable storage is extremely convenient

Traditional storage units have a big drawback. You have to haul the items to and from the unit, wasting time and energy every time you do so. And if your storage unit is far from your place of business, this can cut your profits. But when you have a portable storage unit solution, this disadvantage all but disappears. Your storage unit will be right next to your “base of operations”, allowing for easy, convenient, access.

Furthermore, you choose how long you need the storage unit for. With our temporary storage Seattle solutions, you can plan your business operations with ease. There are options to have numerous units when you need them, and only one (or none) when you don’t. Get in touch with us to find out more.

Mobile storage solution

Some businesses can get amazing value from having a storage unit that you can simply move around. While this is a universal benefit, businesses that operate out of multiple locations will get the most out of it. You can also use the storage unit to store packing materials, in preparation for your relocation. That way, you can continue working until the last moment. And that means more profits.

By utilizing several portable storage units, you can all but forgo the need of building or renting a warehouse. Needless to say, this can save you a lot of money in the right circumstances.

By relocating your business with portable storage, you will save money

And speaking of saving money, it is a matter of fact that a portable storage solution is much more cost-effective than a separate storage building. You can choose exactly how much storage space you need when you need it. As mentioned previously, if you have a need for additional storage capacity, utilizing portable storage units is a cheap way to fulfill that need. This is especially true in large places such as the city of Seattle. Some areas in the city can have exorbitant storage costs. But by choosing a portable storage solution, you get to circumvent them.

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Portable storage solutions will save you some money.

As an additional benefit, you can simply remove the storage units when you don’t happen to need them anymore. This is excellent if your business has a “lull” period in a year, where you don’t need to move that many goods around. With portable storage, you can customize your capacity whenever you want. And this flexibility is what will save you a lot of money in the long run.

The capacity to hold a retail event on short notice

If your business deals with occasional retail sales, having a portable storage unit available is a godsend. It will enable you to have enough space for all the items that are on sale, as well as provide great convenience to your customers. Since retail sales can be extremely popular, it is in your best interest to move the goods around very quickly. And a portable storage unit enables you to do just that!

Furthermore, you can use the unit to stock up the items for sale before it actually happens. By being able to position the unit exactly where you need it, ahead of time, you can ensure that there are no “hitches” when the sale actually begins. You can even train your staff for further efficiency if you like. 

Portable storage allows you to have raw materials exactly where you need them

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You will never have to go far to get any materials your business requires.

These days, you simply can’t imagine any construction effort without a portable storage solution. This is true for any business that works away from home offices on projects such as landscaping. But this can also work to your benefit when relocating if your office is not yet ready and requires some work. You can use these units to store construction materials, equipment, and anything else that the workers need to get it up and running.

This will provide you with much greater efficiency and may allow your business to open its doors sooner. And that means that you will start making money sooner.

Relocating your business with portable storage provides you with a centralized location

Last, but definitely not least, if you are remodeling your business you will want a centralized location for your equipment, materials, etc. The entire operation will be much smoother, as you will have everything you require right next to you.

Separate your inventories with ease

If you are doing business that involves online sales, for example, it may be important to separate the items that need to be shipped from the items that are required for your business operations. Having a portable storage unit or two will allow you to make that separation in an easy manner.

By relocating your business with portable storage, you will be able to “get back into the action” more organized than ever, which ultimately leads to more profits.

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