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

Common business relocation delays and avoiding them

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    Moving to a new home is, for the most part, a very straightforward process. Sure, it can be stressful, but the steps you have to take are quite elementary. You pack your items, move them, unpack them, and notify important people in your life about the move itself. However, relocating an office is something completely different. Although the process is roughly similar to moving your home, that’s where the similarities end. Moving a business requires tons of paperwork, and constant communication with Idaho moving companies, all while still conducting your business and managing your clients. If you make one mistake, it can cause both your move and your business to slow down, or come to a complete stop. That’s why we’ve put together this blog! We’ll go over some common business relocation delays, what causes them, as well as ways to prevent them.

    Most common business relocation delays happen due to poor planning

    When moving an office, you can’t just decide to improvise and hope for the best. There is so much involved in the process and because of this, creating a solid plan is a must. It is the only way to ensure that everything goes smoothly with your transition to the new office. Running your business requires careful coordination and planning, and moving is no different. The key to success is for everyone to be aware of their tasks, and to openly communicate. And this is exactly what you achieve with good planning. Establishing a plan means that both your employees, as well as your long distance movers Boise know their role, and can handle their tasks accordingly. A thorough plan paired with good teamwork removes the risk of delays and damage.

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    If you all work together, avoiding common business relocation delays will be a breeze!

    The best way to prevent delays due to poor planning is, of course, to prepare well. Start preparing as soon as you know that you’ll move your office. Assign roles and tasks to your employees, and start thinking about the steps of your move. To make everything clear, clearly outline the responsibilities of each employee. Set deadlines, communicate often, and make sure everyone is constantly updated on what is going on. Spend extra time to find the best possible moving company for the job in order to ensure the maximum safety for your inventory.

    Many business relocation delays happen due to budgeting issues

    It is no secret that moving costs money. And office relocations can be especially costly since you often have to relocate delicate and expensive equipment. In addition, there are also bulky items, such as desks, cubicle walls, and large meeting tables. Needless to say, some of this may require opting for special services and utilities, such as industrial storage or specialized movers. This all means that your expenses will stack up. And naturally, your budget isn’t infinite, which is why you need to plan carefully. Failing to calculate your costs, create a detailed budget, and book services that fit it can cause majors blockers in the moving process. Some of the issues you might face are running out of funds, overspending, and having to wait longer to receive your items, which only increases downtime.

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    Budgeting issues can often lead to moving delays and obstacles

    The best way to avoid common business relocation delays is to make planning your budget a priority. Be diligent and thorough in your research and get quotes from at least three freight shipping Boise companies. This will give you a clear picture of the price ranges, which will help you plan your budget. Just to be on the safe side, add a 10% safety buffer, just in case you have to cover some unexpected costs. It is overall better to make your budget slightly bigger and have extra cash on hand if the need arises. Planning out the logistics will only get you so far unless you have the budget high enough to cover them. This is why it is very important to find the perfect balance and make a solid plan without setting yourself back financially.

    If you don’t properly prepare your new office, you may face unplanned holdups

    Your new office space will certainly be a structural upgrade, that much is true. But if you fail to properly inspect it, and make sure it is ready to effectively house your operation, you may face problems. The most important thing is making sure that the new space meets your needs and requirements. This includes having all of the utilities installed, as well as making sure that the space is safe to work in. In addition, you need to check if the space is in need of repairs or redesign. This is important because you always have to maintain productivity while moving an office. If you do need to hire contractors, it is much easier to postpone your move, than move in and has to work around the problem.

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    Fully preparing your future office ahead of time will ensure success on moving day

    The best way to prevent common business relocation delays is to work with your peers as a team. Talk with your employees, office managers, IT experts, and even partners regarding your new location. Consult with them all and cover the important steps you need to take before moving. Go over the entire floor plan and see if your current business layout can comfortably fit into the new space. Go to your future office and walk through it with the core members of your team. Observe the entire space, make sure everything is ready for the transition, and note down any key points which may need improvement. If there are any issues with your new business space which may prolong downtime or cause problems further down the line, prioritize solving them. If you do everything you can to prepare both of your offices for the transition, everything will be just fine.

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