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 tech labs

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    Relocating tech labs requires good organization and help from a specialized moving company. In this article, Peasley Moving & Storage Boise will go through the whole process of packing and moving a lab. From the planning stage to handling the inventory and transporting lab equipment. Learn how to make that next relocation a smooth moving experience.

    Find an appropriate space for your tech lab

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    Find a good location for your lab

    The first and most important thing when you want to move a tech lab is to find an appropriate space for it. Perhaps your current space is no longer adequate. But what you will soon learn is that finding one that can facilitate a tech lab is not that simple. Depending on the type of lab, it may require a lot of room, maybe some special conditions, or some external additions. Or perhaps, you will have to rent a space that is available and rent business storage somewhere else.

    Those are your options. It will most likely take some time before you manage to find a suitable space for your tech lab. Of course, the internet is your biggest ally when it comes to research and you will need to use it extensively before you find what you are looking for.

    Set the criteria regarding your new space

    Before you start, you need to set some criteria that will guide you and help you to make the right choice. Start by meeting with your colleagues and defining the criteria that you will be looking for in a new space. For example, the most important thing is the amount of space you require. Then you can think about location, price, configuration, and all that other stuff that is important when renting a business space.

    You can also determine the most important things that you should focus on because you cannot expect to find a space that will have everything that you need. Does your new lab need to be on the ground level? Will you need to have heated storage available? Does it have to have a large parking lot? And other similar things.

    Relocating tech labs requires a good plan

    Once you know where you are moving to you can start making a plan. This plan needs to contain all the steps that you will need to take while moving your lab. First, you will need to set the tasks among the staff. Then, determine what items are going with you and what are not, how, and who will pack your equipment, find a moving company, deal with employee relocations, get a valuation, etc. This plan will help you to stay on track at all times and not to forget something to do. If you have a plan, things will be easier and you are lowering the risks of injury and damage.

    Prepare your tech lab moving budget

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    Moving tech lab equipment is expensive

    Naturally, you also need to think about your budget. Moving tech labs is not cheap. Especially if you are moving a lot of heavy and specialized equipment and you need to hire specialized movers to help you out. To help you stay within your limits set your financial moving plan. Of course, at this stage, you cannot know how big your expenses will be. But at least you can set your limits. Once you finally hire moving professionals, you will know how much it will cost your company and then you can close your budget completely.

    Find items and pieces of equipment you do not need anymore

    Once you are done with planning a budget, you can focus on your inventory and all the tech equipment. Of course, your goal is to determine what items are moving with you and to identify items that you might want to get rid of. That all depends on the items you are using, your current research focus, things you plan to do in the future, and overall items’ condition. Still, it is good to remember that the more items you have to move, the more complicated and more expensive your tech lab relocation will be.

    How to get rid of the tech lab equipment

    Getting rid of tech lab equipment is not as simple as throwing out a bag of garbage. If your items are not functional you need to find specialized companies that are working with electronic waste to remove them. If you have functional pieces of equipment that you want to remove, you can sell it. However, selling such focused equipment is not easy and could take a lot of time. So perhaps, in the end, you will be forced to move them with you and try to sell them later, once the move is complete.

    Make a list of your items

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    Make a moving inventory list

    Once you determine what items you will be carrying with you need to make a list. Tech labs have many small pieces of equipment therefore it is very easy to mix or lose something important. To avoid such issues make a moving inventory list that will help you to track your items and get a precise moving estimate from your movers.

    Find movers specialized in relocating tech labs

    Finally, it is time to find a moving company that can move tech labs. Of course, this will not be an easy task. There aren’t many companies that deal with this sort of work. Still, if you are persistent, we are sure that you will manage to find them. If not, we suggest finding a reputable company and participating in the move as much as you can.

    And that is it. Your moving company should handle the rest of the process without you interfering. Naturally, relocating tech labs is easier with the help of specialized movers. But if you cannot find them in your vicinity, you can always use a regular moving company to give you a hand.

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