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.

Tips for storing party supplies

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Making order after a party is over is not a very fun process. However, storing party supplies in the right way will make room for an easy-going event afterward. If you love hosting parties and organizing events, these tips will make your life much easier. You will find many other benefits to storing your items as well. At PortaBox Storage, we make sure our clients get the best storage units North Seattle can offer. It is our goal to help people get the most quality storage options at a reasonable price as well. You can call us at any time for a free storage quote.

What to know before storing party supplies?

Every party needs to have some special effects. If you are hosting or visiting parties more frequently, you will find your party supply pile growing bigger and bigger. This means that there is a need for quality storage solutions. If you want to find reliable and affordable Seattle mini storage, you can get a free storage quote at any time. PortaBox Storage offers the possibility of helping you find the exact price of your storage options. It is not difficult to find storage solutions that are suitable for your specific needs. All it takes is knowing a company that is experienced and professional in handling storage conditions. Storing party supplies can be very easy since it doesn’t take special storing conditions, which makes it affordable as well.

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You can easily find tips on storing party supplies and enjoy the process as well!

Storing party materials in a nutshell

It can be very easy to store your party supplies. All it takes is a few simple steps. If you are left with a pile of hats, unused napkins and plates, balloons, and more, there are a few easy tips to follow. Firstly, self storage Marysville WA can be a great assistance. Self-storage is a wonderful solution for storing your party supplies. It is even more so true in the case of portable self-storage. In this case, you will have a storage solution delivered to you specifically, suitable for many of your needs. If you need a place to store your party supplies, portable self-storage is our first suggestion.

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Storing party supplies is easy because it doesn’t require any specific storage conditions.

Storing and categorizing party supplies

A very fun and easy way to store your party supplies is to put them into boxes and containers accordingly. If you want to find the best storage container for your needs, sorting things into groups is the easiest way. For example, paper party supplies need to be stored in a waterproof box. They should also be kept in a safe location, away from direct sunlight and extreme weather conditions. Keeping your party supplies in a garage or a well-organized shelf system is usually the best way to go. There are a few proven ways to go about this, so you can store supplies in many ways, based on:

  • size
  • color
  • party occasion
  • material

There are even more categories in which you can store these items. It is best to stick to a category that seems practical and makes sense to you. This will be very easy if hosting parties is common for you. Most parties fit a certain theme, which makes the supplies very easy to categorize.

Find a place in your home suitable for storing party materials

The best way to find the right place for your party supplies is to find a free shelf or shelf unit. If you have free space on some of your shelves, you can use it for storing boxes with party supplies. Since these usually don’t take a lot of space, a simple shelf should be enough. However, if you have a lot of party supplies, you may want to think about buying a shelf unit specifically for those needs. You can get creative during the search for a perfect storage system. There are shelves with smaller drawers, boxes, or even hooks and pockets. You can even make these by yourself! For example, you can buy plastic or metal hooks and hang your longer party decorations on them. This will make your living or working space more vibrant at the same time.

Another great way to separate and store your party supplies is by labeling your boxes. This process will make it much easier to deal with finding your supplies later on. Also, portable self-storage options may come in handy in this case. You can have an entire storage container ready for storing purposes. You won’t have to think about organizing, labeling, and packing solutions because the entire container will be ready for that purpose. This is especially important if you frequently throw parties and need a specific yet practical solution for storing party supplies.

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Remember that better storage solutions will make your next party easy to organize!

Don’t forget to have fun along the way!

Let’s face it: storing party supplies can be fun! It has to do with parties, so it is bound to bring you even more happiness along the way. Also, it is not a very arduous process, so it won’t take much of your time and energy. Even if you find yourself tired after a party is over, you will still have the time to put the items into boxes accordingly. You can even put more creative efforts into your boxing process. For example, you can buy plain white cardboard boxes and color them any way you like. Or, you can put decorating paper or washi tape over them and make them into artistic works!

There are many ways to decorate your cardboard boxes, so you will have fun along the way without a doubt. That way, you can make the entire process of storing into a process of making your living space more beautiful. Some people buy art while others make it, so this might be your opportunity to give way to your creative side.

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