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 storing and organizing camping gear

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    Storing and organizing camping gear might seem complicated, but it is really not that hard to do when you know what you’re doing. And that is exactly why Peasley Moving & Storage Idaho came forth with this guide. Apart from providing exceptional moving services as well as storage options, we also like to advise all those in need on the proper ways of storing and handling their personal belongings. And this right here is our guide for storing and organizing camping gear.

    Before we delve into the methods, we will advise that you start this process by getting lots of totes. Find the ones that are sturdy enough to haul around to the campsite. It would also be a huge plus if they were waterproof. This will ensure that should your gear stay overnight in the rain outside, you will not be greeted with a headache in the morning. What is also great about totes is that they are stackable. This will ensure that you store them with great ease after use, be it in storage units Boise, or your home.

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    If you want to be able to use your camping gear the next time, learn how to properly store and organize it.

    Guide for storing and organizing camping gear that you will find easy to follow

    Apart from being your trustworthy local movers in Boise, we know a thing or two about storing goods. And by a thing or two – we refer to basically everything there is to know. In all seriousness, it is important that you store and organize your camping gear during the off-season, so as to be able to use it when the camping time comes. One of the first things you ought to do is clean your gear.

    How to clean and store your tent

    You would be happy to learn that most tents clean up rather nicely with a damp cloth and mild soap. However, if you are dealing with a case of an extra-dirty trip, you need a different approach. See that you set up your tent when you arrive home, and hose it down to get any excess dirt out of it. And, if you have been camping by the ocean, see that you wipe down tent poles so as to remove any salt, thus preventing any damage.

    We highly recommend that you keep your tents stored loosely in an open area. You can compromise on this by keeping my tent in a big plastic tote without the lid. This way, not only will you avoid packing the tent too tightly, but also ensure it fits nicely in your self storage Boise.

    Now, before you pack your tent away for good, see that it is completely dry. Failing to do this will l invite mildew to grow all over it and that is the last thing you want to happen. It would also be wise to keep it stored in a cool, dry place. Swings in temperature can cause the waterproof coating to degrade.

    How to air out hiking gear

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    Air out your gear right after you are done camping.

    If your camping trip includes hiking, it would be rather intelligent to air out any gear upon your arrival home. Take the insoles out of your boots and brush the dirt off before putting them away for the season. If you can, try to store boots and backpacking gear on a shelf to avoid trapping in any moisture.

    It is important to keep an inventory

    You really want to get enough storage bins to hold all of your camping equipment. Use your biggest totes for large outdoor gear. These include things like your tents, hammocks, chairs, and so on. You can use smaller totes for gear storage, including stoves, water filters, headlamps, first aid kits, etc. See that you keep an inventory list on your phone that contains all that goes in each bin.

    Or, better yet, you can laminate the list and stick it to the inside of the lid. This way, whenever you are heading out on your next trip, you can easily load all of your necessary totes into your vehicle and be on your way knowing everything you need is there. And, when you are done camping, just make sure that everything is clean and dry before stashing your items away again. The list that you made will also help you place the right items in the right bin.

    Consider using space bags

    While these might seem redundant for other things, space bags will do wonders for your sleeping bags and foam sleeping pads you use for camping. What is also great about them is that they fit better in the totes. For those of you scratching your head, space bags are plastic sealable bags that you can suck the air out of with a vacuum.

    Now, there is a lot of debate on whether storing your sleeping bag compressed will break down the fibers in the bag or not. If you are more of a casual camper equipped with not so much sophisticated gear, space bags will probably be a good idea.

    How to take care of high-end sleeping bags and gear

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    Your high-end gear will require a bit more attention.

    For those of you who have splurged on a higher-end sleeping bag, storing it on a hanger in your closet may be a better option. And, a word to the wise, do not put your sleeping bag into the washer after spending a weekend in the woods. It would be better that you only wash them when your sleeping bag gets dirty. You see, washing them too much can cause unnecessary wear.

    Consider opting for professional storage

    Storage units from professional moving companies can be perfect for camping gear. Especially if you are short on storage space at your home. Just remember that temperature-control is your best option as extreme temperatures can damage high-end gear over time. And that is pretty much it. Now you know the most important things about storing and organizing camping gear.

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