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.

Category: Storage Preparation Guide

April 5, 2023

How to organize and store camping gear in Newcastle

Camping is a wonderful way to spend time outside, and Newcastle, Washington has some exceptional camping options. However, one of ...


March 29, 2023

From guitars to golf clubs: Seattle storage tips for specific hobbies

Seattle, a city renowned for its vibrant culture and diverse range of hobbies, offers an array of exciting pastimes for ...


March 20, 2023

How to store hats safely in WA

Hats are one of the most stylish accessories that can amp up your outfit game instantly. Whether you are a ...


March 15, 2023

How to create a flex room in Seattle?

A flex room  can be used for various purposes such as office, guest room, or workout space. It can be ...


January 20, 2023

How to organize and store outgrown baby items

Because of how rapidly your kid outgrows their clothing, it’s easy to fall behind on putting them away. Tossing them ...


January 16, 2023

How to make long-term storage work for you

Long-term storage is an essential aspect of organizing and preserving personal and professional possessions. It is important to have a ...


January 13, 2023

How to ensure your items are safe in storage

Have you decided to rent storage space? Is this your first time renting one? Then know that storage units, containers, ...


December 16, 2022

How to prepare furniture for storage

People get storage units for their furniture all the time. Some do it because they’re moving away, and some just ...


December 12, 2022

Different Types of Storage Containers and When to Use Them

Need a place to store your belongings? Don’t know what kind of storage to use before or after the move? ...


November 25, 2022

Things To Know Before Renting Portable Storage Containers

Are you about to move? Need to stay in a temporary home until the moving day comes? Need more space ...

1 2