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 to relocating a medical lab

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    Organizing the lab move from start to finish safely is a process that requires a wide range of unique skills. Mistakes need to be avoided because even the smallest one could affect the entire relocation. But, this doesn’t mean that moving a lab is an impossible mission. To make this complex operation a bit simpler, we at Peasley Moving & Storage Boise, have written a guide regarding this matter. So, if you want to learn about relocating a medical lab safely and effectively, make sure to keep reading.

    General guidelines for relocating a medical lab safely

    Medical labs are, in most cases, very difficult to move. The reason why their relocation is so complex is that every lab consists of expensive, delicate, and dangerous goods. So, your job will be to figure out how to relocate all of them in the safest possible manner. But don’t worry, proper planning, good organization, and reliable movers can make any relocation simpler. Although every relocation is unique, there are still some steps that are a part of every move. Here are some general guidelines that need to be followed when relocating a medical lab.

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    When moving a medical lab, every detail is crucial

    Start with moving preparations ahead of time

    Many experts say that in order to have a successful medical lab move, you need to plan it a couple of months in advance. This might seem like that’s too much time to spend on moving preparations but trust us, it really isn’t. There are many many things that need to be planned. For example, you need to figure out if you are going to need to get an industrial storage unit during the move.

    You will need to decide whether you will hire movers or include your staff in the move. Or, maybe you are going to do both. There are so many decisions like these ones that need to be made before the moving date. And, let’s not even start talking about expenses, taxes, and budget. So, instead of trying to organize the move in a couple of days, take your time. Don’t rush things for no reason.

    Get rid of the items you don’t need

    Even though medical labs are filled with important things, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t declutter them from time to time…. especially before the relocation. In the moving industry, there is a rule that everyone should follow – less is more. So, instead of trying to relocate your entire medical lab, get rid of the items you don’t need first. Keep in mind that some items can not be moved by movers due to safety reasons. You need to dispose of those items in a proper, safe way. While you declutter your lab, make an inventory list. Write down every item that you want to move to the new lab. Check this list after the move to see whether all of your items have arrived at the desired location.

    Be ready for the medical lab relocation challenges

    There are many reasons why relocating a medical lab needs to be taken seriously. One of them (probably one of the most significant ones) is understanding completely the environment you will be moving your lab into. In order to avoid challenges during your move, you need to fully identify the future location as well as the items you intend to relocate. Examine the place. See if there is any damage. Measure door frames and hallways to see whether you can squeeze your equipment there.

    In some cases, you might even need to get medical equipment shipping services. And you can’t hire the first shipping company you stumble upon. Every single detail needs to be planned, from start to finish. That is how you will manage to avoid unpleasant surprises.

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    Prepare for the move and there will be no unpleasant surprises

    What should you do with dangerous goods?

    Moving dangerous goods requires special permits. You can’t just pack everything in a box, load onto the moving truck, and hope for the best. If you want to avoid moving day injuries or disasters, you need to know how to properly relocate or dispose of dangerous goods. You should consult authorities, as well as your movers, about this matter. But, until then, you can take a look at the following information regarding moving dangerous goods.

    • Chemicals – They need to be packed in separate boxes, made for transporting chemicals safely. You need to be very careful if transporting toxic chemicals and they need to be packed by professionals.
    • Biohazards – Any type of biological material needs to be transported in the safest possible manner. In case there are any infectious materials, you need to notify the people listed on the Biohazard Authorization.

    Disposing of dangerous items

    Dangerous goods need to be disposed of properly if you don’t want or can’t relocate them to your new medical lab. You can’t just throw them away or flush them down the drain. Instead, you should contact the authorities and check collection sites Boise to find out what is the best way of dangerous goods disposal. This is a very important part of relocating a medical lab. Think about your and other people’s safety and there will be no problems during your relocation. 

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    Chemicals, radioactive and hazardous goods need to be transported in special packaging

    Hire a professional moving company with experience

    Whether you need to relocate an entire lab, a couple of offices or you are considering storing medical equipment, remember that you are not alone. Medical labs can’t and shouldn’t be moved without help from professionals. Only experts who offer medical lab relocation services know how to organize safe and secure moves. So, instead of trying to figure out on your own how to handle the lab move, find help. Find a reliable moving company that offers all the services you need. With them by your side, you will see that relocating a medical lab can be way easier than people think. The great thing is, professionals can handle the move while you focus on other things.

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