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.

Moving & Shipping Services

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

As anyone who has experienced a relocation knows, moving can be a headache.  Between packing, renting and loading a truck, and physically driving your things to your new home, it’s no wonder so many people dread what should be an exciting and celebrated event.

At PortaBox, we take the hassle out of moving.  With our secure containers and a network of trusted, nationwide shipping professionals, we offer smart, affordable alternatives to the traditional move.

Let the Box Come to You

Moving trucks tend to dominate the average driveway, yard, or sidewalk.  Our small, secure storage containers were designed with mobility in mind, so you can pack without inconveniencing your daily routine.

Avoid the Truck

After you’ve packed, the last thing you should have to do is hit the interstate in a cumbersome moving truck or worry about movers charging for minimum weight restrictions or unused truck space.  We will pick up your filled, secure storage containers and ship them to your new home so all you have to worry about is getting yourself to your destination.

Pickup and Delivery… On Your Schedule

Traditional movers work on booked timetables, meaning you need to be available when they are ready to pick up or deliver your things.  At PortaBox, we work with you to arrange a pickup, storage, and shipping schedule that fits your availability.  Gone are the days of rushing to pack or waiting for your furniture in an empty home.

With PortaBox’s shipping services, you can focus more on your new home and less on how your items will get there.

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