Founded in 1890, Peasley Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Peasley Moving & Storage will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

OUR ACTIONS FOR COVID-19

All Peasley Moving & Storage Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Peasley Moving & Storage continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Peasley Moving & Storage requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re 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 your kitchen

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The kitchen is probably the most difficult room to move when you are moving your home. With all of the small objects, drawers, cupboards, and appliances it is unlike any other room in the house. On top of that, it contains food and many fragile items. You also cannot ignore the importance of a kitchen. It is the center of life in a home. A place for gathering, celebrating, and socializing. Without a functioning kitchen, your daily life cannot go back to normal. Ensuring everything goes smoothly during the relocation is key. In this guide, Peasley Moving & Storage give their best tips for relocating your kitchen.

It all starts with having appropriate supplies

To move a family-sized kitchen, you will need a bunch of different boxes. These can be purchased at various retailers, or directly from your movers. Sturdy moving boxes ensure your items will not break during transport. Quality is key, you do not want flimsy cardboard. Moving boxes Boise movers recommend come in a variety of different sizes and types. Buying just one size is not enough, while the amount depends on the size of your kitchen.

  • Small boxes are best for packing heavier or fragile items  – they will keep breakables safe and prevent too much movement
  • Medium boxes are best for small appliances, pots, pans, and silverware
  • Large boxes are good for lightweight, plastic items like dishracks, bowls, cups, and containers

Aside from boxes, you will also need other supplies. Styrofoam and bubble wrap to protect your breakables – although newspaper can work in a pinch. Opt for moving blankets for your most precious items. If you are unsure how to pack something safely, consider contacting moving companies Nampa for assistance. Another must-have is packing tape and labels. Make sure to buy enough tape. You will need it for sealing boxes and bubble wrap. Moving a kitchen can quickly turn chaotic, and labels will keep you organized. And do not forget about markers! You can use them to write instructions on the boxes.

The first step of relocating your kitchen is organizing

Before moving day, there will be a lot of preparations to do. The most crucial one is selecting what you are taking with you. Moving house is a great opportunity to get rid of clutter and unused items. There are surely a few forgotten pots and pans hiding in your cabinets. Who has not bought kitchenware they never ended up using? To make the process easier for yourself you can set up some basic rules. For example, items you have not used in over a year can go. Especially if they are not practical to transport, do not fit your new kitchen, etc. On top of that, consider decluttering old appliances. If they are still in good condition, consider donating them or having a garage sale. However, temperature-controlled storage Boise is a good option for any you cannot bear to get rid of.

Sort out food before relocating your kitchen

When it comes to transporting food, keep it simple. Do not attempt to transport perishables even when moving locally. Use up what you can and consider giving the rest away. Food banks, shelters, and similar places are always in need of fresh produce. Canned items, bottles of oil, and packaged foods can technically be transported to your new home, but doing so can be tricky. Weigh your options and see if it is worth it to you.

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When preparing for relocating your kitchen, see if any food banks or shelters accept donations.

Build an essential kitchen moving box

The contents of an essential kitchen box will vary for every household, but it should have two parts:

  • items you will need right up until moving day
  • items you will need first in your new home

Both categories include items you cannot go without. However, the key here is packing only the essentials. Enough stuff for the last two days in your old home and the first day in the new kitchen. A few pots and pans, dishes for each person, cups, cutlery, and towels. Additionally, you can pack basics like soap and cleaner as well as some dishcloths. For appliances, pick one or two you cannot live without. A coffee maker and a toaster are good choices. Resist the urge to overpack, because that defeats the purpose of having an essential box. The whole point is to have quick and easy access to a small selection of important items.

cardboard boxes for relocating your kitchen
Having a medium-size box with all of your essentials will make your moving day a lot easier, but it will also speed up unpacking in your new kitchen.

Pack the items you will not need before moving day

These are all of the items that are left after the last two steps. This category will include stuff you use, but not as often as your essentials. Small appliances like blenders, food processors, mixers, air fryers, and so on. All your extra dishes, towels, storage containers, and equipment fit here as well. Additionally, this is also the time to pack special occasion items such as cake platters, baking sheets, ice cream makers, condiment dishes, spices, etc. It is important to pack this category well before the move. The days leading up to a move are always hectic and last-minute packing is a disaster waiting to happen.

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Put your high-power blenders, stand mixers, and food processors away before moving day.

Relocating your kitchen successfully is one of the trickiest parts of moving. With so many items of various sizes and shapes, it can quickly turn into a nightmare. Hopefully, our guide has given you some ideas on how to go about it. The most important thing is to stay organized, and focused and give yourself enough time. Proper planning is essential in any relocation. However, if you find the amount of work overwhelming considers hiring professional help. Expert movers and packers do this kind of thing every day. For them packing a kitchen will be a piece of cake. Whichever route you choose good luck and happy moving!

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