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

Buying a vacation home overseas – how to do it?

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    Everyone dreams of the perfect place to spend their vacation. For some, it’s a cozy little cabin in the woods. A secluded and quiet place where they can disconnect from the hustle and noise. For others, it’s the other way around. Those who thrive in crowds and love partying will often go for big tourist destinations – vibrant, alive, and lively. Regardless of which one you are, the US will have something for you. However, that “something” sometimes isn’t enough. If you’re the person that loves traveling, immersing in different cultures, or crave the exotic, staying within the borders just might not cut it. In this case, buying a vacation home overseas becomes an option that beats all others. So, here’s some advice Peasley Moving & Storage ID compiled to help you through this convoluted and challenging process.

    Buying a vacation home overseas isn’t something you want to rush into blindly

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    An informed decision is a good decision. So, do the research before buying a vacation home overseas.

    As with any big investment, buying a vacation home overseas requires a lot of planning. Mainly because the process isn’t as straightforward in other countries, as it is in the US. You’ll have to account for many things, the starting price being the least of your concerns. Things like local laws, taxes, and, even competition will all play a critical role in this escapade. While there’s no doubt the result will be more than satisfactory, the way of getting there can be paved with challenges. Therefore, the best way to save yourself a lot of pain and disappointment is to stay informed.

    Different country – different laws

    A legal barrier is the greatest challenge to overcome when buying a vacation home overseas. Each country has its own set of laws and regulations in place, some of which can be quite restrictive. Some countries outright prohibit foreigners from owning property within their borders. Others can limit your choices of not only where, but also what type of property you can buy.

    Next, the course of action itself may vary drastically from country to country. Some boast a straightforward process, not unlike that of the US. But, in some countries, you’ll have to jump through dozens of legal hoops before the property is officially yours. A process that can take upward of two years to complete. More, in extreme cases.

    Now, we know how this sounds discouraging. But, not everything is so bleak, as there’s always a way to overcome the obstacles.

    Hiring professionals is the best course of action

    As an example, let’s say that a person is planning a relocation from the US to Spain. This endeavor carries many difficulties with it: logistically, organization-wise, even legally. With so many different aspects that one has to tackle in a short amount of time, it can easily become overwhelming to handle it all. And even if you do manage to do so, the chances of making mistakes and sabotage your entire relocation are very high. However, this is where the help of others comes into play as the smart call to make.

    When you have a team of people that understand the entire process of having to relocate to a different country and start a new life there, you find yourself in a much better position to make the transition easier and simpler. So, there are two simple steps that you need to make to ensure success in your international move:

    1. Find a real estate agent in the US or the country you are moving to. Buying a vacation home overseas requires knowledge of domestic and foreign procedures regarding property acquisition. That is something a professional real estate agent can help you with.
    2. Hire professional movers. By hiring Idaho international movers, you avoid having to stress over the logistics of getting your belongings shipped from the US to the country where your new vacation home is.

    Expenses to be aware of

    And, no – we’re not talking about the price. Now, we’re talking about everything else, including:

    • Mortgage;
    • Downpayment and;
    • Taxes;
    • Moving and/or shipping items.
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    Aside from the price, there are a lot of additional expenses you’ll have to take care of.

    Mortgage

    If you don’t intend to dish out cold-hard cash for your vacation home, you will encounter another tripping stone. The thing is, most US banks will rarely if ever, give you a mortgage on the property outside of the state. This means you’ll have to apply for a loan from a foreign bank, which is a whole other world of legal and bureaucratic procedures. In most cases, this will mean higher interest rates, as well as higher downpayment. This brings us to the next point.

    Downpayment

    In America, an average downpayment is at around 6% of the borrower’s loan value. You won’t be so lucky when buying a vacation home overseas. Foreign countries will likely expect a downpayment of around 30% of the total value. However, in some, it can go up to a whopping 50%.

    Taxes

    Regardless of the country you buy your vacation home in, you’ll be eligible for extra taxes when buying or selling. And, of course, there are standard property owner’s taxes. However, there’s a silver lining here. Depending on the country, standard taxes can be simply ridiculous. Think a couple of dozen dollars a year. So, it’s worth thinking twice about a destination, before jumping the gun.

    Moving

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    A good moving and shipping company will make your life a whole lot easier.

    The last thing you must include in your calculations is the cost of moving or shipping belongings to your new vacation residence. Both are grand undertakings, involving a lengthy journey and a ton of paperwork. Therefore, it’s critical to have a moving company with ample experience with door-to-door international shipping. They will save you a lot of time and nerves, as you won’t have to worry about the safety of your belongings.

    Shipping

    If you only want to send items, without taking a trip yourself, you can do this via freight shipping Boise companies. This is an excellent option, too, for the same reasons as above. However, since you won’t come along, it’s important to come up with a solution that will allow the movers access to your property. So, communicate with them, your real estate agent, or the person in charge of maintaining your vacation home to avoid unnecessary delays.

    Buying a vacation home overseas can be a magnificent investment

    The best thing about buying a vacation home overseas is the sheer versatility it offers. You can rent it while not in use, thus boosting your income. It can double up as a valid retirement option, that will provide more bang for your buck. Of course, there’s always the security that owning an additional home carries. Benefits are astronomical and, whatever the initial reason for buying you had, it will certainly offer much more.

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