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.

Ballard Self Storage

PortaBox Storage presents you with the premium Ballard self storage alternative for all your needs!

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Benefits of PortaBox

When you need Seattle temporary storage, Lynnwood WA storage units, Newcastle self storage or
Boise storage solutions – PortaBox delivers!

  • Time-Saving and Cost-Efficient
  • One-Time Loading & Unloading
  • Easy & Quick Access to Items
  • DIY Storage on Your Schedule
  • Organized Pickup and Delivery
  • State-Wide Area Coverage
  • No Minimum Weight Requirements

How PortaBox Works?

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Order the necessary number of PortaBoxes.

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Take your time to pack everything.

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Arrange pick-up and storage destination.

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Enjoy your temporary storage.

Portable self storage is the most convenient, cost-effective, and simple solution when your project involves remodeling a home, decluttering your living space, refinishing or installing flooring, or cleaning out spaces such as your attic or garage. PortaBox Storage saves you the time and effort of having to research reliable and cost-effective storage companies in Washington State. Simply call us today and order your PortaBoxes. We’ll deliver the container(s) to your residence or business and leave you to pack them with your belongings. Once all of your items are safely packed in the Ballard self storage containers your neighbors and local businesses have trusted for years, you simply contact us and one of our professional drivers will be scheduled to pick them up and safely transport them to one of our secure storage warehouses.

We offer on-demand storage solutions for all Ballard residents and businesses

The storage industry is constantly evolving, with innovative solutions to make life easier for people with excess belongings. PortaBox is a market-leading solution – established over 25 years ago, with a goal to provide Ballard residents and businesses with affordable and easy to use portable self storage containers. The containers our company uses are well-constructed with resilient materials and covered with heavy-duty, weather-resistant vinyl covers

Customers no longer need to waste time packing and transporting valuables from one storage facility to the next. Instead, you can simply order one or more of our PortaBoxes, pack them at your convenience and have us safely transport them to one of our warehouse facilities in:

  • North Seattle
  • Lynnwood
  • Newcastle

After you finish securely packing your belongings into a PortaBox for storage, simply call us at (888) 269-8646 and our team will promptly schedule a convenient pick-up day and time.

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Our Ballard self storage containers are easy to order and even easier to use.

Save yourself the hassle of renting and driving a truck

With our convenient Ballard self storage containers, you can avoid renting moving trucks and other related moving expenses. All you need to do is let us know how many empty containers you need, where you need them delivered, and when you want your loaded containers picked up. We will organize the rest and handle the transportation and warehouse storing process.

Our PortaBoxes can safely house a plethora of different items, such as household goods, office supplies, equipment, appliances, collectibles, sporting goods, bicycles, etc. Our Ballard self storage containers keep your belongings safe & secure regardless of the amount of time they spend in storage. What makes PortaBox Storage so special is the fact that we don’t impose a limit on how many items you can store. Nor do we limit how many Ballard portable units you can use.

Household storage options 

We understand that minimizing household clutter and reducing unnecessary monthly expenses are critical priorities for our valued customers. With this in mind, there’s no better solution than portable Ballard self storage containers for storing:

  • sports equipment,
  • furniture,
  • pianos,
  • seasonal appliances,
  • office supplies,
  • holiday decorations,
  • family memorabilia, etc.

Furthermore, we take great pride in helping the people of Ballard secure safe and efficient moving and shipping services for your home – all without hassles as well. Let our well-trained, professional staff seamlessly handle the logistics of your storage, shipping, or moving project. That way, you and your loved ones can focus on settling in your new home and adapting to your new environment instead of moving logistics. Not only can we easily store all of your belongings – we can do so at highly competitive storage rental rates.

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Our Ballard portable self storage can be a perfect solution for all of your residential and/or commercial storage needs.

PortaBox Storage offers long-term and short-term storage packages

There are many situations for which a trusted Ballard self storage solution makes life simpler. Maybe you are preparing to open a new office, or your employees need to move to another location. Perhaps you wish to declutter your corporate spaces, offices, warehouses, or supply rooms. Perhaps you will be traveling out of state for an extended trip and you don’t wish to waste money on rent. There are virtually endless life circumstances that can be simplified with our PortaBox services.

We recognize that not every customer needs to store their items for a full year. That’s exactly the reason why we offer short term storage plans that include a 6-month, a 3-month, and month-to-month plans. Just get in touch with us to find out more about our long-term and short-term Ballard storage rates. Our goal is for you to spend wisely on your self storage while still having a safe and secure setting for your cherished belongings.

You call, we deliver. You pack, we pick up & transport.

Once you get a free, no-obligation storage estimate from us, PortaBox Storage will deliver Ballard self storage portable units at a prearranged time and location. You will then be able to pack your items whenever you have the time and energy. All of our units are placed at ground level. That means you won’t need any special equipment when packing and loading your container.

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Pack your items on your own schedule.

In the event you need packing supplies, we can offer you a wide variety of packing materials at highly competitive costs. As one of the top packing supplies providers in Seattle, we offer padlocks, a vast array of cardboard boxes, moving pads, and many other helpful packing supplies. Once you pack up your belongings, we recommend you take the time to label all your boxes properly and then load these boxes and belongings in your PortaBox. This will make accessing your belongings and the future unpacking process much faster and easier.

It’s also important to mention that our warehouses in North Seattle, Lynnwood, and Newcastle/Bellevue all have strictly controlled access. This ensures that no third-party will have access to your Portabox. If you wish to access your belongings, no problem, simply give our company a call with 24-hour notice. PortaBox offers easy, warehouse access to your Ballard self storage containers.

Give us a call and schedule the delivery of your PortaBoxes now

Our team understands the expectations of customers in Ballard. And especially those who are seeking a convenient, secure, and cost-effective way to store their extra belongings and prized possessions. Constructed with safety and security in mind, PortaBox Storage ensures your belongings are protected – both while being transported and stored in one of our secure and temperature-controlled warehouses.

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Locations Served


2902B Lincoln Way Lynnwood, WA, 98087


10750 Aurora Ave N Suite B Seattle, WA 98133


6868 Coal Creek Pkwy SE Newcastle, WA 98059


103 N Curtis Road Boise, ID, 83706