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.

Real Estate Agents

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

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Professional staging is an art form, and an important one at that. Staged homes sell 26% quicker and typically for more money than unstaged homes!

Most real estate agents know that clearing the clutter out of a home is the easiest, least expensive strategy a home owner can perform to help with the sale of their home. An uncluttered home makes a great first impression on other agents and prospective buyers. Use PortaBox to help create a relaxed, inviting environment.


Here’s what our clients are saying:

“I’ve been using PortaBox for about two years to store my furniture for my staging company. The price is 1/3 of what it cost me at other storage facilities and the best part is they deliver my storage door to door! It saves precious time, money and energy for each and every staging! I know I can count on this reputable company which gives me peace of mind! I recommend PortaBox to all my clients, it’s a company with friendly, reliable and helpful staff!”

Alyce Page – Serendipity by Design, LLC Seattle

At PortaBox, all it takes is a phone call to start the process. Simply have us position the correct number of PortaBox containers at your current home and fill them with non-essential household items to create a more attractive interior to the new buyer. Typically, your real estate agent will be happy to assist by helping you decide what items should be removed from the home prior to listing.

After the home sale is complete and you have relocated to your new dream home, simply call and we will deliver your PortaBox containers so you can settle in.

De-Cluttering Tips:

  • Smart, clean furniture arrangement will help potential buyers visualize how their furniture will look in your home
  • Clear off kitchen countertops and take down refrigerator magnets
  • Empty out most closets to maximize space by opening up small areas
  • Empty out the garage by removing all non-essential contents
  • Clean up the yard by removing all excess furniture, pots, rusted tools, and children’s toys
  • Depersonalize your home by removing family photos, certificates, and artwork

Consult your real estate agent for advice and insight on home staging. Whether you perform the decluttering yourself or use the services of a professional stager, PortaBox is your solution for a faster selling home.

Good luck selling and we look forward to helping you with your order.

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