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 vs. renting a warehouse in Idaho

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    When owning a business, being careful with money is often crucial for the longevity of the business. That means that making sound decisions when it comes to spending is important. However, there comes a time in most business owners’ lives where they have to make tricky financial decisions. One such decision is whether to buy or rent a needed warehouse. That said, it’s also important to choose reliable storage services such as those that Peasley Moving & Storage Boise offers. The price is irrelevant if the quality of the storage is unsatisfactory. That said, once quality is out of the way it’s all about making the best possible decision for your business. But whether your business will benefit from buying vs. renting a warehouse is up to you to assess and decide.

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    Finances are just a part of the decision-making process when deciding whether buying vs. renting a warehouse is the best option!

    Know your business to know what kind of warehouse you need

    Most business owners already have an idea of what they need before venturing out to find the most suitable warehouse option. Sometimes, though, we as people are unaware of what the best option is if we’re set on something. That means that we often make decisions that are subpar to those that we could have made. That said, such mistakes can be detrimental to businesses. And even though a decision like buying vs. renting a warehouse is highly unlikely to break a business, it can still hit a pocket unnecessarily. For that reason, it’s important to know your business and its needs before committing to either option.

    How much space does my inventory require?

    One of the biggest questions to ask yourself is how much space do you actually need? The answer to that question could potentially lead you down the different storage-option paths. If you own a small business and you need, let’s say, an 8×30 feet storage for storing packaging, you might be able to get away with renting small self storage containers.

    There are plenty of affordable options for self storage Boise that residents use and recommend. That being the case, you could maybe get away with spending significantly less money than your would on renting or buying a full-blown warehouse. Now that that’s out of the way let’s see what the actual pros and cons of renting and buying a warehouse are so you can decide what the right option for you is!

    The pros and cons of buying vs. renting a warehouse showdown

    Both buying and renting have their pros and cons. That said, it’s just about deciding what the right choice is for you, and not what the right choice in general is. However, there are some simple guidelines that could be helpful to anyone looking to make a storage decision in the near future. Deciding whether to rent or buy a commercial warehouse is not an easy task, but with a little help, you too can make the right choice!

    Buying a warehouse – who is it for and why is it the best choice?

    Owning a warehouse is a great option for large and stable businesses that are in constant need of reliable storage. That means buying is best suited to businesses that are planning to store there for at least the next 5 years. Anything below the five-year mark isn’t enough to warrant the initial spending. Especially if the space usage is not high. But what are the advantages of having a warehouse?

    • Complete ownership
    • One time payment with no monthly fees (cost-effective for long-term storing)
    • Always available
    • 24/7 access to goods
    • Self-regulated security
    • No customization limits

    However, there are also some downsides to owning a warehouse.

    • Large initial investment which not all businesses can easily afford
    • Self-arranged relocation
    • Self-organized upkeep and maintenance which add up in price
    • Pricy security
    • Potentially hard to resell if no longer needed
    • Requires valuation coverage
    • Resizing is not an option

    Still, whatever the cons may be, buying a warehouse is a clear winner in the buying vs. renting a warehouse battle for many businesses. However, it’s good practice to not jump the gun and invest in a warehouse as soon as your business takes off. What more, it’s good practice to not invest in the first warehouse you find. Finding a suitable warehouse is a process. And being a big investment and commitment it takes time and patience.

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    Assessing what your storage needs are before deciding whether to buy or rent is important!

    Renting a warehouse – the safer option if not sure

    Renting a warehouse is a great option for small and new businesses. Small businesses as mentioned before might be able to get away with renting or buying a small self-storage. New businesses hoping to grow and expand are also better off initially renting. And no matter how big you’re hoping to grow your business you just can’t be sure that you’ll get there in the foreseeable future. For that reason, buying a warehouse is not advisable for fresh businesses. That said, renting is also an investment. So what are the benefits that warrant renting a warehouse?

    • No large initial investment which means (cost-effective for shorter-term storage)
    • Usually no maintenance and upkeep fees
    • Usually comes with existing security
    • Includes valuation in case anything goes wrong
    • No hard commitments
    • Option to resize if needed

    There are also disadvantages to renting a warehouse:

    • Monthly rental fees can be quite high depending on the size, the location, and the quality
    • Late fees that can pile up unless you’re regular with payments
    • Having to sign a rental contract and agree to storage rental agreement guidelines
    • No option of customizing the space

    Even though there are some obvious cons to renting a storage space, renting is more often than not the only option. However, it’s also a great option for some businesses that can afford to purchase a warehouse but are in no need of doing so.

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    Renting is the best option for small and new businesses!

    The results of buying vs. renting a warehouse battle are in!

    It’s obvious that there isn’t a clear answer to what the better choice is, to buy or to rent. It ultimately depends on who’s asking. It seems that the only way to make such a decision is to evaluate your business. However, deciding whether to buy or to rent is just a small piece of a much greater picture.

    After you’ve decided whether buying vs. renting a warehouse is right for you, it’s time to find the fitting one. Luckily there are many resources that can be helpful such as guides for first-time storage renters, and guides on how to assess and buy warehouses. Still, making a decision regarding what path to take is the first step towards a satisfactory storage process.

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