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 storing medical equipment

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Most medical practices like to keep all their equipment on-site. You never really know when you’re going to urgently need an extra syringe, the last bottle of Aspirin, that back-up ultrasound, or whatever else you keep around as plan B. So it’s good to have it all handy when the need arises. But if you’re moving your practice or if you simply don’t have enough space to keep everything you own on-site, sometimes storing medical equipment is your only choice. Luckily, movers Boise area offer all kinds of storage space. Now you just need to figure out what you need and how to use it.

Find the right storage unit for storing medical equipment

There are three things you need to consider when you want to store medical equipment: where to store it, how to prepare it, and how to transport it. You can solve all three by hiring the right moving company. If they offer medical equipment shipping services, commercial packing, and storage space, you’re basically set. But you still need to pick the right storage unit. This is pretty much the most important decision whenever you’re storing things – the right storage unit will be easy to maintain and will keep your equipment in perfect condition; the wrong unit could cause you a lot of trouble. So be smart!

Storage space that is not suitable for storing medical equipment.
Choosing suitable storage for your medical equipment is crucial.

Choose a climate-controlled space

Indoor storage units can be climate-controlled or not, the difference being whether you can artificially maintain a stable temperature in the unit or if you let outside factors affect it. Both options come with their own pros and cons. However, certain sensitive items like antiques, valuables, and medical equipment among others, require temperature-controlled storage Boise. So your choice is easy: climate-controlled storage is the way to go in this case. It will allow you to maintain optimal conditions for your equipment (whether it’s mechanical or chemical) and ensure that it’s stored properly.

Pick the right size for your storage unit

One of the most important decisions when choosing a storage unit is how big you want the space to be. Storage comes in a variety of sizes from what is approximately a closet to an equivalent of a large garage. And bigger is not always better. A bigger unit will cost more and make it more difficult to maintain optimal conditions. Ideally, you want a unit that comfortably fits what you want to store without leaving too much empty space. However, if you’re not sure how big of a unit you need, going bigger is always the safer option.

Location matters

Where the storage unit is located exactly is something you should take into consideration when making your decisions. This will affect the price of the unit as well as your ease of access. When it comes to medical equipment storage, you want something you can access whenever you want. This makes it easier to both get things out of storage and regularly check that everything is in order. So look for storage close to your practice.

Pay attention to safety when storing medical equipment

Medical equipment, as you know, is very expensive. A single machine can cost tens of thousands of dollars or more. On top of that, a lot of medical equipment has uses outside of medicine. And if you’re storing things like syringes, vials, and chemicals, you can probably imagine yourself exactly what other purposes those can serve. All this is to say that there is a black market for medical equipment out there. So there are also people who are willing to steal it. Luckily, commercial storage in ID does come with certain security measures. But you might want to invest in extra security as well if you’re storing things that are very valuable. Consider measures such as:

  • extra locks, keypads or even biometric locks
  • high-security units
  • storage with on-site guards
  • video surveillance
  • limited access to the unit
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Additional security measures are worth it for your peace of mind.

General tips for storing medical equipment

Once you’ve found the perfect unit of the right size and in the right location as well as ensured the safety of your equipment, it’s time to start sorting things out, packing them and transporting them to storage. Here are a few things you want to keep in mind during this part of the process.

Simplify your inventory

There’s probably no need to store absolutely everything you don’t have space for. If you have equipment that you don’t actually use often, machines you’ve already replaced and upgraded or medication that will probably expire before you get to use it, you can give it away so it can go to a good cause. If you’re not going to use them, then isn’t it better to donate your medical supplies than to let them gather dust in storage somewhere? You’ll even have the added benefit of not needing as much storage space and not having to pack as many things!

Gurneys in a ward.
Help those in need by donating the equipment you don’t use.

Make sure your equipment is safe from damage

Presumably, you want to use your equipment after you take it out of storage at some point. You will, however, only be able to do this if your equipment stays safe while it is being transported and stored. To ensure that it does, you want to pack your equipment properly using high-quality supplies and best-practice techniques. You should talk to your movers about this – they probably offer commercial packing services that you can take advantage of.

Keep your storage organized

No matter what you’re storing, it is very important to keep your storage unit organized. It makes your belongings easier to access and your unit easier to maintain. When you’re storing medical equipment, however, this is even more important. Because medical equipment is both fragile and valuable, you need to always know what’s in your unit and where so that you can easily locate it, check that it’s there, and make sure that it’s in good condition. Make a good inventory list to help with this and draw a rough map of your unit once you set it up.

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