Founded in 1890, Peasley Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the 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. Peasley Moving & Storage has been categorized as an essential industry business within the current mandate established by Idaho State Governor Brad Little.

As an essential industry business, 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 Peasley Moving & Storage

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 Peasley Moving & Storage 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 Peasley Moving & Storage is Taking:

  • Company-wide Implementation of all precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Office staff and moving 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 members 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 moving crews are receiving daily briefings on precautionary measures and have been directed to follow them on and off the job.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being instructed to maintain appropriate “social distance” of 6 feet minimum between one another, customers, and all other people.
  • Office staff and moving 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.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with work gloves to be worn during the moving process and disinfected both during their work and between customers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with appropriate masks (when available) to be worn during the moving process as circumstances require.
  • Peasley Moving & Storage is 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.
  • Peasley Moving & Storage is offering Virtual Estimate Appointments! For more information, please visit our Virtual Estimate Appointment page or ask about this terrific option when speaking with one of our professional relocation consultants.

Steps We’re Asking Customers To Take Prior To Our Arrival At Your Residence:

  • Please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
  • Please use disinfectant/cleaner to wipe down commonly touched surfaces, objects, door handles, etc. at your residence.
  • Please make a sink, hand soap, and paper towels available to your outside salesperson and moving crew for handwashing during their time within your home.
  • Please keep residence and office windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and less potential containment of germs.

We are all in this together.  The team at Peasley Moving & Storage is proud to continue offering our wide range of services in accordance with the necessary precautions outlined above. Whether you or your business will be moving down the street, across the country, or around the world, we are here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century.

~ Peasley Moving & Storage

At-home packing supplies that you can improvise with

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    Ensuring the safety of your belongings while moving can quickly become a costly venture. Boxes, bubble wrap, shrink foil – they do cost a pretty penny. And, when you’re moving, especially on a budget, saving every dime is a priority. But, although brand new packing materials are the best choice, they certainly aren’t the only ones. You can use some common household items and materials and repurpose them as at-home packing supplies. In combination with the services of some of the best moving companies Boise offers, you won’t have trouble ensuring the safe transition of your possessions.

    You can replace most of the boxes with at-home packing supplies

    A young couple lying on a bed among suitcases.
    It’s amazing how many items, other than clothes, can fit in a suitcase.

    Moving boxes Boise are essential when it comes to packing. However, they’re also one of the bigger expenses. So, let’s see what at-home packing supplies you can use to replace them.

    Suitcases

    We know what you’re going to say: “But I’m already using suitcases to pack my clothes!” Well, yes, that is their primary purpose. However, if you’re looking for ways to save a few bucks, you should use them for anything but clothes.

    Large suitcases are a versatile alternative to moving boxes. Especially carry-on luggage with wheels. They are excellent for transporting books, documents, pans, pots, silverware, and many other heavy unbreakables. You can use them for some fragile items, too, but only if you wrap and pad them properly.

    Backpacks

    Backpacks are super convenient by themselves. Sturdy, resilient, easy to carry – they tick off all the boxes when it comes to convenience. So, they are ideal to use instead of packing an essentials bag/box. Hiking and city backpacks are, by far, the best choice. Plenty of pockets is a big plus and an excellent way to pack small, easy-to-misplace items and valuables.

    Bags

    Gym bags, tote bags, beach bags, duffel bags – these are all great alternatives to boxes. They are deceptively large and, therefore, can hold a good amount of stuff. However, it’s best if you use them for unbreakables only, as they don’t provide enough integrity for fragile items. Apart from that, everything else is a go. Toys, cables, utensils, linens – these are all fair game. Just make sure not to overfill them as you will need to seal them to prevent spillage during transport.

    Trash bags

    A black trash bag and slippers near the door.
    Although not ideal, trash bags can serve as an alternative packing material.

    Heavy-duty trash bags are one of the cheapest and most convenient ways for packing light, bulky unbreakables. Coincidentally, they are also the reason why we advised you not to use suitcases for clothes earlier. You can use them for clothes, pillows, curtains, linens, towels, or any items not in danger of breaking. However, they do have some downsides:

    • Although heavy-duty, trash bags are still just plastic bags. As such, they can tear easily and leave your belongings at the mercy of the elements;
    • If you’ll leave your possessions in one of the storage units Boise movers offer, plastic bags are the worst option. They trap moisture which can cause mold to grow on your items, thus ruining them;
    • There’s no reliable way to secure plastic bags in the moving truck. So, they will shift and bounce around.

    With a bit of attention and planning, you won’t have to worry about any of the above. Simply don’t overfill them, seal them tight, and you’re good to go.

    At-home packing supplies as an alternative to bought materials

    With the big thing out of the way, it’s time to focus on the other two nuisances of packing: padding and wrapping. Bubble wrap, kraft paper, packing peanuts,  – you can replace most of them with at-home packing supplies, without missing out on safety.

    Newsprint

    We have to start with the most obvious one. Old newspapers make for excellent padding material, whether crumpled or torn to shreds. However, despite popular opinion, you should never use them as the first layer of wrapping. Print can easily transfer to a wrapped item and it can be a pain or borderline impossible to remove. So, it’s better not to risk it.

    Magazines

    Thick paper magazines use is a great separator and viable option for padding. A few sheets between breakables provide ample protection. Or, you can use the whole thing to make partitions in your suitcases for better organization.

    Paper towels

    Although not ideal wrapping material due to their price, if you have some extra lying around you can put it to good use. Paper towels are great as a first wrapping layer for your items. For best effect, combine it with newspapers and magazines for ample, yet super-cheap protection.

    Old fabric

    A woman using linens as at-home packing supplies.
    There are many common household items you can use as at-home packing supplies.

    In most cases, you wouldn’t take torn clothes, towels, or linens with you when moving. In this case – you should. Smaller, torn pieces of fabric are amazing for padding or, rolled up, as a separator. Larger ones you can use for wrapping breakables but make sure you can wrap it a few times around.

    Blankets

    There’s a reason why the best long-distance and local movers Boise has always insist on using moving blankets. They offer ample protection for bulky furniture and appliances, without adding too much weight. Also, it protects your property from damage in case of accidental bumping. So, it’s wise to follow movers’ example and use your blankets for wrapping large items.

    When safety is critical opt for quality and professionalism

    At-home packing supplies are an amazing way to save some cash during relocation. However, when it comes to valuable items, it’s best not to cut corners. Therefore, when packing things like art, electronics, or precious china, opt for quality packing supplies Boise. These are the only thing to provide enough integrity and protection for your belongings. Still, if you want to be certain everything is packed properly, and don’t want to take any chances, it’s best to let professionals do it for you.

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