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

Downsizing after retirement – how and why

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    After working hard for decades, you are finally at a point where you can relax and spend your days doing what you love. However, most people start having the same thought after going into retirement, and that’s whether they should keep living in the same home. Most likely, you are living in a large home where your kids were born and where you have made a lot of precious memories. Now that you are experiencing an empty nest syndrome, you are probably wondering whether downsizing after retirement is the way to go. At Peasley Moving & Storage, we have worked with a number of people who decided to move after retirement. That’s why we feel competent to help you make this decision that’s going to change your life for the better. Soon enough, you’ll be browsing for the best Idaho moving companies at the moment.

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    As an elderly citizen, you shouldn’t feel afraid to downsize and move into a new home.

    Why is downsizing after retirement a good idea?

    It’s completely understandable that you might struggle to make a final decision. After all, people are emotional beings and, right now, you have all sorts of emotions tying you to your current home. And it certainly seems like we get more emotional as we age. However, the years that come after retirement might be accompanied by certain health concerns and problems. That’s why you might not have the luxury of continuing to live in a two-story house. There are many reasons why you should downsize after retirement, including:

    • You’ll be able to travel more, as a big house also comes with a lot of costs and expenses. 
    • Less-stressful life is on the horizon after moving into a smaller house after retirement. 
    • You’ll have less upkeep to worry about, as it’s much easier to take care of a smaller house. 

    In other words, you’ll be able to have a much simpler life by moving into a smaller home after retirement. That’s why you shouldn’t waste a minute longer, but go and look for the perfect home to move into, as well as heated storage Boise in which to put your extra items, and be on your way to a brand new and exciting life. That’s what this upcoming process should be – an adventure.

    How to downsize after retirement?

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    Don’t hesitate to contact several senior movers in your area.

    Relocation is difficult at any age. However, it seems to be the most difficult for our senior citizens. Once you get to a certain age, you might not have enough strength and energy to carry heavy moving boxes Boise, so you might be inclined to seek some assistance. That’s why the first thing you need to do is look into reliable senior movers in your area. Any relocation could benefit from professional movers, but there are some relocation types where movers are of utmost importance. Senior relocation is one of them.

    Purge your belongings

    Obviously, you aren’t going to be able to relocate all of your belongings to the new address. You can always put the extra items in a storage unit or you can declutter your household and purge all of those unnecessary belongings. Decluttering can be a boring and tedious task, but it can’t be avoided at times. Once you decide what goes and what stays, you can donate or throw away your items. Moreover, you can go the extra mile and organize a yard sale that’s going to help you save some money during relocation. With all the expenses that await in the upcoming period, you can certainly use every extra dollar you can get.

    Take your time when moving

    Unless you are forced to have a last-minute move, you shouldn’t rush any of the many moving tasks. Insufficient planning and the lack of time aren’t going to bring anything good. Besides, since you are in retirement and you have all the time in the world for yourself, there is no reason to rush your move in any way, shape, or form. Start with moving preparations eight weeks before the moving day. You can create a moving checklist and start tackling the tasks you have put on the list. As always, one of the biggest tasks that await will be packing.

    You can start to pack your property as soon as you decide what goes in the new house. Of course, you can always hire local movers in Boise and opt for professional packing services if you find it easier for them to handle your belongings. But if you decide to pack your belongings by yourself or with the help of your family members, it’s wise to start packing two months before the moving day. Start with the items you use the least and work your way up to the essential everyday items. That is definitely a good recipe for success.

    Throw a farewell retirement party when downsizing after retirement

    Not everything will be about the execution of moving tasks. There is no reason to get so wrapped up in your duties that you forget to have one last hurrah in your current house. Throwing a farewell party when downsizing after retirement is a great idea, as it’s going to allow you to say goodbye to your home of many decades. Don’t let the word party fool you. All you have to do is gather some of your neighbors, friends, and family members, order some good food and start reminiscing about all the wonderful moments you’ve spent in your home.

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    You don’t need much for a successful retirement party.

    Right now, downsizing after retirement might seem like a very intimidating process. After all, going through a residential relocation in Boise is never easy, no matter your age. But with all the wonderful things and opportunities that await after relocating into a smaller home, there’s no reason to keep putting off this possibility. With a new home come new neighbors and a new surrounding, all of which ought to be a positive thing.

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