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

Converting your attic into an extra room – simple tips

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    If you are in a need of additional living space, you are probably thinking about moving, right? However, if you have an attic, maybe you could convert it into an extra room and save yourself from the trouble of changing homes. Of course, converting your attic into an extra room requires a little bit of effort as well. But, Boise Moving and Storage are bringing you fresh yet simple ideas on how to create the extra space. Follow these simple tips we prepared for you.

    Before you start converting your attic into an extra room make sure that you have enough space

    Of course, in order to convert your attic into an extra room, you need to make sure that you have enough space in your attic. In most cases, we want to have at least 7 feet of vertical space in the majority of the room. Also, the attic should be at least 7 feet wide and have a minimum of 70 square feet of space available. Your attic also needs to have a proper staircase or at least a space for you to build one, and a window. If your attic doesn’t have that required footage and proper access you should start thinking about hiring residential movers Boise and moving to a larger home. You can always build a window if you do not have one. If your attic does have all that is required, you can move on with the plan.

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    Converting your attic into an extra room is quite of an investment so before you start check whether you have enough space

    Check whether your current heating and cooling system can support additional space

    When you are converting an attic into a living space, you need to make good ventilation as well as a heating and cooling system. If you never lived in the attic space, you do not know how hot it is in the summer and how cold it is in the winter. Especially if you kept your attic cold to prevent ice dams during winter. Of course, good insulation is the most important thing in this situation. Then, check whether your current heating and cooling system can support additional room in the house. If it can, insulation and ventilation are all that you need. If not, you will have to install additional cooling and heating system for the attic. Check with professionals about this.

    Clear out the junk

    If you are converting your attic into an extra room, after all, the first thing you need to do is to clear it out. The chances are that you are using that attic as a storage space. If that is the case, you need to get rid of those items. And you have a few options to do it. You can organize a yard sale, which can be very beneficial for your budget, you can donate your items to charity, or you can find some good storage units Boise ID has for these purposes and store your items there. Nevertheless, your attic should be completely empty before you begin.

    Clean the attic from dirt and dust as well

    Ok, so you cleared out the items you kept in your attic and moved them to a safe and secure self storage Boise. Now, you need to clean the space from all the dust and dirt that has certainly accumulated there over the years. The better job you do now, the less work you will have later when you start living there, as this dust will surely start emerging after a while.

    First, install electrical wiring

    If you cleaned the attic, you can start doing some actual work. And, the first thing to do is to do your electrical wiring. Of course, if you are not an electrician, you will have to find one to do this for you. And make sure that you do. Because this can be very dangerous. Maybe not during the work itself but later, when you actually start living there and using electrical devices.

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    Call professionals when installing electrical wiring

    Build subflooring

    Now you need to build a subflooring. That is if you do not want to hear everything that is going on on the floor beneath you. Moreover, you will use the space for insulation and maybe some floor heating system as well.

    Add insulation, but make sure that you use a proper one

    Once you build the subflooring, you can start adding insulation. For this use vapor-retarder facing. Put it on in the subflooring space, on the walls, and especially on the ceiling. This will protect you from outdoor heat and cold and help you reduce your heating and cooling bills.

    Install drywall panels on the walls and ceiling

    After you finish installing insulation, it is time to install your walls and ceilings. For this use drywall panels as they are the cheapest and easiest to install. This is something that almost anyone can do and there is no need to call professionals. You just need a few basic tools and a helping hand. Once everything is installed, you can paint your walls in the desired color. And give them a few hours to dry.

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    Install drywall panels and paint your walls and ceiling

    Install flooring

    Now, all that is left to do is to install flooring, and you are done. Of course, there are many different options that you can choose and it all depends on your desires as well as your budget. Also, make sure that you put some carpets on the floor as they act to be good sound insulators.

    Check whether you need a building permit before you begin

    As you can see converting your attic into an extra room is not that hard. All you need is a few basic tools and someone to help you. Also, check whether you need a building permit for this type of work.

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