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

How to adapt to living abroad

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    Relocating to another country can be a very daunting endeavor. Aside from all the necessities that the relocation imposes, you will also need to adapt to living abroad. While the former can be easily solved by choosing one of the top Idaho moving companies, the latter will require some preparation and mental adjustment. In this article, we will focus on how you can make the most out of your relocation and how to adapt as easily as possible.

    Adapt to living abroad in seven easy steps!

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    First thing first, research!

    The adaptation process can be very difficult for some people. But if you approach it from the “right angle” and focus on one step at a time, it will get considerably easier. With that in mind, here are the steps you will need to go through:

    • Get to know the country you will be relocating to
    • Learn the basics of the language
    • Accept that homesickness is part of the process
    • Explore!
    • Get to know the food scene
    • Socialize!
    • Create new goals for yourself

    One thing that will complicate matters somewhat is the relocation process itself. It requires a considerable time and energy investment, after all. Whether you are shipping a container overseas or utilizing full relocation services, it is still going to weigh heavily on your mind. Hiring one of the top movers will help, of course. What you need to do is try and work on one thing at a time. Create a moving checklist and prioritize the tasks. But once you get to the adaptation stage, here’s what you will need to do:

    Step 1: Getting to know the country

    The first thing on your “to-do” list is to find out more about the country you will be relocating to. You need to understand the standards of behavior and cultural etiquette. That will help you acclimatize to your new surroundings much easier. Knowing about these things ahead of time will also provide you with a much more enjoyable experience.

    Step 2: Learning the language

    Unless you are moving to a country that speaks the same language that you do, you will want to make an effort to understand the basics of the country’s native language. You don’t have to be fluent by any means, you will get to that soon enough. While it may be somewhat difficult to learn the language when you are not hearing and speaking it all the time, simply knowing the basics will make for a more enjoyable experience. Make sure to know to say “thank you” and “hello“, at the very least. The more words and phrases you learn, the easier it will be to adapt.

    Step 3: Embrace that you will be homesick for a time

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    Being homesick is perfectly normal. You need to learn to accept it.

    It is perfectly normal to feel homesick after moving abroad. This is something that is an inevitable part of the process. And you need to understand that. Homesickness can dampen your spirits at times, so you need to understand and accept what is going on. Acknowledge that you miss your home but don’t let that stop you from enjoying your new life. That being said, you still want to take out some of the sentimental items from your self storage Boise and take them with you. Having something that is “rock solid”, something that reminds you of who you are can be extremely important. But don’t dwell too much on the past, either.

    Step 4: Explore in order to adapt to living abroad

    The best thing about relocating to a new country is that you will be able to explore an entirely new world. Everything you see around you is going to be fresh and exciting. Therefore, what you want to do is immerse yourself in the surroundings and explore to your heart’s content. Feel free to start with famous locations and tourist spots. But don’t neglect small businesses and local gathering places, either.

    While you are exploring, pay special attention to everything that might interest you. By finding new things to do, new places to enjoy, you will be feeling like a local in no time! If you want to take a shortcut, however, you can ask one of the international moving companies Idaho has to offer for recommendations on the places to visit first. Find a company that has extensive experience in the country you will be relocating to and they might become your greatest asset when it comes to exploration.

    Step 5: Discover new food

    While you may want to stick to the food you normally eat for the first couple of days, you will want to make an effort to try out new things. Food is culture, after all, and is one of the best ways to learn the “lay of the land”. Try to eat like the locals do, see what kind of ingredients are prevalent. You might want to combine what you already like with new ingredients and create masterpieces on your own! Provided you’re into cooking, of course.

    Adapt to living abroad step 6 – Socialize!

    Now, this is the hard part. Socializing is difficult for most people, even under the best circumstances. When you relocate to a new country, it gets even harder. However, this is the most important part of the adaptation process. People are what makes a location into a home, after all. Start with your neighbors, you have the perfect “icebreaker”, after all. You’re new, after all, and could use some help. And from there, it gets easier. Don’t be afraid to strike a conversation at a coffee shop or in a park, either. Yes, it might be scary but it is more than worth it.

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    The best way to adapt to living abroad is to socialize!

    Step 7: Creating goals

    The last step is to create some goals for yourself. To truly adapt to living abroad, you will want to create some achievements. For example, you may want to set a goal of becoming fluent in the native language. Or meet 10 new people. Or find a job that you like. Anything that you set as an achievable and distinct goal will keep your mind on the right track. It will give you purpose, and it will give you clarity.

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