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.

How to keep your gifts safe this holiday season

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Regardless if you want to do some Black Friday shopping or start preparing for Christmas early, one question always remains. Is there a way to keep your gifts safe this holiday season? You’ll be very happy to know that the answer to this question is yes! Both hiding and keeping your gifts safe can be quite a difficult task to pull off. Luckily, the best solution for all these problems is renting out PortaBox Storage Seattle. Doing so can help you on two fronts. Primarily, it solves the matter of safety, but it also reduces the stress of not having enough room in the house. So, regardless if you need to keep your gifts safe, or make some room in your home, we can help you out. Now, let us dive into how self storage units can help you during the holidays.

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Storage units are the perfect solution for your holiday needs

Portable self storage offers different ways to keep your gifts safe this holiday season

With the self storage industry being as advanced as it is, there is plenty of storage solutions for people to choose from today. However, one can hardly argue against the practicality of using portable Seattle mini storage units during the holiday season. Perfect for safeguarding gifts for shorter periods of time or storing holiday decorations long-term, portable self storage not only offers convenience but also saves time and energy.

Secure storage is the best way to keep your gifts safe this holiday season

Woman loading an Everett self-storage PortaBox container
With a storage unit, you can prevent your loved ones from finding the presents ahead of time, and keep them secure!

Holidays are the time to be happy and positive. And worrying whether or not your belongings are safe can really put a damper on your mood. Once you find optimal Kirkland self storage solutions, you can let your worries go and embrace the holiday spirit to the fullest. The first thing you need is a facility that offers keycode access. If you know that only authorized people can enter the premises, you’ll be far more relaxed.

Given that it gets darker earlier during the winter, finding a well-lit property is another priority. Pair all this with 24 hours video surveillance, and you will have absolutely nothing to worry about because your gifts will be perfectly safe at all times.

The size of your holiday gifts is no problem with the right storage unit

You can benefit from these spacious units in many different situations. If you decided to gift someone with either one or many larger appliances, this is the perfect place to keep them safe in. With enough room available, you can safely store anything you want. Then, you can fully get immersed in the holiday spirit!

Do you need a climate-controlled storage unit for your gifts or not?

As we’ve mentioned earlier, climate-controlled units are specialty solutions, which are needed only in specific cases. With that in mind, deciding whether or not you need them for your gifts is very easy. For a clear picture, all you have to do is answer these three questions:

  • What type of items do you plan on storing in the unit?
  • Are any of your items sensitive in any way / require special treatment?
  • How long will you be keeping your items in storage?
  • Are you located in an area with extreme weather conditions?

Once you can answer these questions with certainty, you will know exactly what kind of unit you need. Of course, it should be noted that for most belongings, simply having a temperature-controlled storage facility will be more than enough to provide safe conditions.

For added support, you can consult with the facility staff on your storage needs, so they can help you make a perfect choice. During the holidays, storage units can be an amazing asset. They prevent your loved ones from finding their gifts early, and they help with providing extra space in the home. But most importantly, they keep your gifts safe this holiday season. With so much safety and convenience to rely on, you can breathe a sigh of relief, and be bright and cheery. And when it comes to holidays, that’s what it’s all about!

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