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 Idaho to Alaska

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    Deciding to move is a great responsibility, especially when moving entails a drastic change. It’s very important to know exactly what you’re getting into before actually moving. Moving from Idaho to Alaska is a huge change. There are plenty of Idaho moving companies that can help you execute the move cleanly, but there’s a lot you, yourself, will have to decide and do before pulling the trigger. Idaho and Alaska are extremely different. There’s, in reality, very little that connects the two. That’s why you should make sure to do thorough research and learn as much as you can about Alaska before leaving Idaho. It takes a very special person to enjoy living in Alaska. And if you’re one of those people who enjoy a bit of sun and warmth, Alaska might not be the best place for you. But let’s see what moving to Alaska entails, so you can make a wise decision!

    Alaska is unlike any other US state

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    Alaska is a very unique and challenging place to settle in.

    The first thing you should know when planning a move from Idaho to Alaska is that Alaska differs from anything you might have encountered before. There are various US states that can get pretty chilly in the winter. However, the state of Alaska is in a completely different ballpark. Some parts of Alaska rarely get over 32°F. It’s, also, more than twice the size of Texas, with Texas being the next largest US state. But what’s more important is that its population doesn’t even reach 1million! All that makes for a very different living experience than that of the rest of the US, Idaho included. So before you decide to move, make sure it’s really what you want. Adapting to something completely different sounds easier on paper than it is in reality.

    When moving from Idaho to Alaska, you have to think about the weather

    Idaho is very moderate when it comes to weather. Yes, it’s a bit cooler than southern states and a bit harsher than coastal states, but still pretty moderate. And even though Idaho can get pretty chilly, rainy, and snowy here and there, it’s nothing compared to Alaska. For example, the most northern Alaskan city, Point Barrow, gets temperatures as low as -36°F, but they usually linger roughly around -19°F. And on top of that, expect temperatures never to get over 60°F. The capital city Anchorage, and other southern cities, are luckily not as cold. However, don’t expect to go swimming or sunbathing even during the peak of the summer.

    Then, there’s snow. Alaska is pretty much snowed in all year round. So it’s no wonder why medical equipment shipping services are so well developed and popular in Alaska. Most outsiders are simply not as accustomed to the harsh Alaskan climate as well as locals are. Plus, expect to have to get up earlier to defrost your car before going to work most of the year. There’s also that.

    You won’t be saving any money by moving to Alaska from Idaho

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    Moving from Idaho to Alaska won’t save you any money!

    This might be surprising to you but Alaska is, on average, around 20% more expensive than Idaho. Food, utilities, healthcare, and transportation, are anywhere from 20% to 30% costlier in Alaska than they are in Idaho. Obviously, there are some differences between different cities. But overall, expect to spend a lot more while living in Alaska. Even housing is quite a bit more expensive in Alaska than it is in Idaho. Buying a house in Alaska is on average $31,200 more expensive than it is in Idaho. Renting is no different. So, expect to spend a pretty penny to get settled in Alaska. If you think Idaho is expensive, wait until you move from Idaho to Alaska!

    Is relocating to Alaska good for my business?

    If you’re a business owner, when moving, relocating your business is also a must. Luckily, with how many great moving companies there are, finding reliable business storage won’t be a problem. However, you have to ask yourself whether moving to Alaska is the best thing for your business right now. Think critically about whether your particular business could thrive after relocating to Alaska from Idaho. If you work online alone, then sure – Alaska might be a great place for your business. However, some businesses are not best suited for Alaska. So before you decide to move, make sure that it’s the right step for you as well as your business.

    Choose the perfect city for yourself

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    It’s very important to choose a city you will love!

    If you definitely decide to move from Idaho to Alaska, you should make sure to choose the perfect city for yourself. Aside from finding quality packing supplies Boise residents recommend, and hiring great movers, choosing the fitting city for yourself is one of the most important tasks when moving. There are plenty of cities of various sizes and densities in Alaska. Here are the most notable Alaskan cities you should check out:

    • Anchorage
    • Petersburg
    • Sitka
    • Juneau
    • Kodiak
    • Ketchikan
    • Fairbanks

    Alaska being so large means that there are significant differences between cities. Especially those up north and down south. Of course, different cities are always, well, different. But Alaskan cities vary significantly in almost all aspects. That’s why you should make sure to research well and pick a city you’ll be happy with.

    Moving from Idaho to Alaska is a big deal!

    Moving is always a big life change. And even more so when the state you’re moving from and the state you’re moving to are so different. That’s why moving from Idaho to Alaska is a pretty serious endeavor. But luckily, moving can be a lot easier and a lot less anxiety-inducing with proper research and great professionals by your side. Whatever you do, make sure to follow your heart but don’t forget to consult your head as well. You should be happy about your move, too, instead of just stressed.

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