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.

Hidden benefits of using storage pods for a move

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Moving can be a positively exciting experience, following timely research on all aspects of relocation. One solution that is often overlooked when planning a move is using storage pods. These portable storage units offer a variety of benefits that can make the moving process more easily manageable and efficient. We’ll take a closer look at the hidden benefits of using storage pods for a move and how they can make your life easier during this time. From the flexibility in terms of packing and loading to added convenience. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, mobile storage containers is an option you should consider.

Using storage pods for a move gives you greater flexibility

When planning a move, flexibility is key to making the process as stress-free as possible. One solution that offers more flexibility than traditional moving is the use of storage pods. In our opinion, it’s the most hassle-free, door to door storage Seattle has seen. Unlike moving trucks, which require you to pack and load everything in a single day, storage pods can be delivered to your home several days before your move. This allows for more flexibility in terms of packing, loading and unloading, and timing. Likewise, they will be delivered to your new address so you can slowly unload and unpack.

Family packing for a move
Using storage pods for a move allows you the flexibility to pack at your own pace

You can load and unload at your own pace

Using storage pods for relocation allows you to pack your belongings at your own pace. Without feeling rushed or stressed. You can take your time to sort through your possessions and decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to discard, without feeling the pressure of a deadline. Mobile storage pods can be especially beneficial if you’re downsizing as well as if you have a lot of sentimental items that you need time to process.

Likewise, packing at your own pace can help ensure that your belongings are properly protected during the move. When you’re feeling rushed, it’s easy to overlook important details like wrapping fragile items or labeling boxes correctly. With storage pods Seattle offers for rent, you have the time to properly pack and protect your belongings, which can help to prevent damage during the move.

Storage pods are very convenient when moving

When it comes to moving, one of the benefits of using storage pods is the convenience they offer. With storage pods, you can have the option to schedule the delivery and pickup of the pod at a time that is suitable for you. This means that you can have the pod delivered to your doorstep well before your move. So you can take your time to slowly and neatly pack, at a time that works best for you. This can be especially beneficial if you’re moving during a busy time of year or if you have other commitments.

Two people carrying boxes before using storage pods for a move
When renting mobile pods, they conveniently come to you, not the other way around

When using storage containers for relocation, you have the option to store your items for a certain period of time. This is especially useful if you’re not ready to move into your new place yet. We would recommend pods as the temporary storage Seattle can offer quite affordably. This can be a great solution for homeowners in the process of remodeling, or for those who are relocating to a different state and need some time to settle in.

Security is not a concern when using storage pods for a move

When it comes to moving, the security of your belongings is a top priority. One of the benefits of using storage pods is the added security they provide. Unlike traditional moving trucks, storage pods can be locked, providing peace of mind that your possessions are protected during transport. This is important if you’re storing fragile or sentimental items.

In fact, we would recommend this as one of the most secure Renton self storage options. You also get the benefit of advanced security features such as surveillance cameras and alarm systems to protect your possessions while they are stored in the facility. This extra layer of security will give you added peace of mind that your belongings are safe and secure.

Pods are more cost-effective than renting a truck

When renting a moving truck, you typically have to pay for the rental, gas, and mileage. And in addition to having to drive the truck, you need to be aware of all the regulations regarding crossing state lines. With storage pods, you only pay for the rental of the pod, and the cost of transportation to your new location. This means that you can save money on gas and mileage. Additionally, because you can pack and load the pod at your own pace, it can also save you time and money on labor costs. Furthermore, some storage pod companies offer month-to-month rental options, which can be more cost-effective than traditional storage options.

a person holding money to pay for using storage pods for a move
It’s more cost-effective to move using storage pods

Enjoy all the benefits of using mobile storage containers

Using storage pods when moving can provide a lot of benefits. It can offer flexibility in terms of packing and loading. The convenience of having the pod delivered to your home several days before your move can hardly be overstated. There are many use cases for portable storage containers. From keeping your items safe while you are remodeling to using it as the most convenient business storage in Seattle. And comparing it with traditional storage makes storage pods way superior.

Furthermore, storage pods can also provide added security for your belongings with the ability to lock them inside. It can also be more cost-effective than a traditional moving truck rental. Using storage pods for a move or storage is more convenient. You’ll have all the necessary time to pack, stack, and set up your pod.

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