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

Guide for moving from Boise to Chicago

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    Are you moving from Boise to Chicago? If you do, you are in for a difficult, complicated, and potentially very stressful task. Because, this 1,694.3mi long road is not easy to cross without good preparation, thorough planning, and reliable long distance movers by your side. That is why Peasley Moving & Storage prepared a guide that will help you get to Chicago without stressing yourself too much. Take a look and see how to organize this move properly.

    Get ready for a big change

    If you are moving from Boise to Chicago, prepare for a big change. As you already know Chicago is the third most populated city in the country and offers a very different feel than you had in Boise. It has a population of 2,709,534 with a lot of restaurants, parks, sports teams, museums, art galleries, etc. It is located in Cook County and you will have to cross 1,694.3mi to get here from Boise. Of course, since it is a much larger city, it is much less safe than Boise.

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    Chicago offers a completely different feel than Boise

    However, you will have much more job opportunities, better schools, livelier nightlife, and greater diversity.  When it comes to affordability, real estate prices are on the same level (median home value is around $250,000).While rents are significantly higher in Chicago ($1,112 opposite to $957 in Boise). As far as incomes are concerned, know that the median household income in Boise is higher than in Chicago ($60,035/$58,247). So you will either have to find a better job than you had in Boise, or you will have to find a cheaper home.

    The most affordable neighborhoods in Chicago

    • Irving Park
    • Pilsen
    • Uptown
    • Avondale
    • New Chinatown
    • South Shore
    • Logan Square
    • Humboldt Park

    Start preparing for a move from Boise to Chicago by making a plan

    Once you find a good job and a proper home, it is time to start preparing for your move. Of course, your first task is to prepare a moving plan. This plan should contain all the things that you need to do from this point until you arrive in your new Chicago home. This means handling and packing your items, preparing a moving budget, finding some reliable long distance movers Boise has to offer, and getting from Boise to Chicago yourself.

    Prepare your moving invenotry before anything else

    Once you make a moving plan start preparing your moving inventory. Of course, the first thing that you need to do is get rid of the junk. Sell them online, donate them to charity, or find some good self storage Boise has to offer and chuck your items there until you figure out what to do with them. After you remove unwanted items, prepare a relocation inventory list that will contain all the items that you are planning to move from Boise to Chicago.

    Calculate your moving budget

    After you make a moving inventory list, you also need to prepare a moving budget. Moving from Boise to Chicago is not a cheap endeavor. So you need to set some limits if you do not want to end up broke during or after the move.

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    Cross Country relocations are expensive so set your budget

    Invest some effort into finding good and reliable cross country movers

    Once you set a moving budget, you can start searching for Boise long distance movers. Of course, your goal is to find reliable, experienced, and capable professionals that know how to handle cross country relocations properly. Once you find several moving companies that look good, ask for their moving estimates, compare, and choose.

    Getting from Boise to Chicago

    One of the most important things that you need to think about is how you will get from Boise to Chicago. If you are planning to travel by plane, train, or bus, you will want to check for tickets as soon as you determine the exact moving date and hire your movers. As you probably already know, if you start searching early, you will have more options and a chance to buy a cheaper ticket. Of course, there are other options like traveling by bus, train, or car, in which case you will have to find some reliable automobile shipping services Boise has to offer. Here are the available options when traveling from Boise to Chicago:

    • Flying from Boise to Chicago O’Hare – 5h 29m – From US$192
    • Flying from Boise to Chicago Midway – 6h 53m – From US$212
    • Traveling by bus to Salt Lake City and getting Amtrak Thruway to Chicago – 42h 40m – From US$190
    • Traveling by Bus (Greyhound) directly from Boise to Chicago 45h 2m – From US$269
    • Driving your car – 25h 39m – Fuel cost US$167 – US$242

    Traveling from Boise to Chicago by car

    If you decide to travel by car, first make sure that you can handle it. This means that you hired a full moving service where your movers handled the entire pre-move process including packing. Then, you also need to find some good and capable moving company that can maybe even send a shipping container overseas if you need it (such movers are most proficient). Here is one of the available routes:

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    Find a moving company to ship your car if you are traveling by other means of transportation

    Traveling from Boise to Chicago by car – Day 1

    • Start at 10:00 am and drive for  2 hours until you reach Twin Falls (around 12:00)
    • Rest for 1 hour and continue driving for another 2.5 hours until you reach Ogden
    • Rest for 1 hour and continue driving for 2.5 hours until you get to Rock Springs (Wyoming)
    • Stay overnight

    Traveling from Boise to Chicago by car  – Day 2

    • Leave Rock Springs and drive for 3.5 hours until you reach Cheyenne
    • Spend a day in Cheyenne and rest here overnight

    Traveling from Boise to Chicago by car – Day 3

    • Leave Cheyenne and drive for 3 hours until you get to North Platte
    • Rest for 1 hour and drive another 4 hours until you reach Omaha
    • Rest overnight

    Traveling from Boise to Chicago by car – Day 4

    • Leave Omaha and drive for 2 hours until you reach Des Moines
    • Rest for 1 hour in Des Moines and drive for another 2.5 hours until you reach the University of Iowa
    • Rest for 1 hour and continue driving for another 4 hours until you finally get to Chicago

    Plan thoroughly and stick to our plan if you want to make this move smooth and easy

    As you can see, there are many things that you need to think about when moving from Boise to Chicago. However, if you plan your move well and follow our guide, you will be enjoying the city of Chicago as soon as you settle into your new home.

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