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  

How to childproof your moving day

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Even if you are moving on your own just down the hall, the relocation process will prove to be a complex, time-consuming, and overall tiring process. That is why it is always a good idea to have the capable and reliable assistance of Idaho movers at the ready. However, if you have young kids, things tend to get even more complicated. Probably the fact that you are already aware of. Amongst the tasks of packing, sorting things at work, and arranging for your new place, you will also have to find a way to childproof your moving day. Luckily, apart from handling your relocation process, we can also share some valuable pieces of advice regarding the latter.

Advice on how to childproof your moving day

While your long distance movers Boise will be able to take care of the majority of the moving process, you yourself will have to mind your kids. However, since you will still have plenty to do come moving day, you ought to find a way to keep your kids safe and at bay while attending to your tasks. This is what makes a safe kids zone such a good idea.

Surround your little ones with toys, playpen, blankets, and other fluffy items you have at your disposal. Such a solution will not only keep them all together occupied, but also safe and at your sight. As moving injuries are not so rare among all the boxes and supplies, it is good to know your offspring is safe at all times. This will also give you peace of mind, something much needed in time of moving.

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Occupying your kids in a safe zone is a great way to childproof your moving day.

Keep in mind, however, although they will be occupied by playing for some time, they will still need your attention. So, make sure that they have regular meals and naps. After all, their health and daily habits are not to suffer because of the moving. If you find this to be too much of a struggle, consider hiring a babysitter. He or she will keep an eye on your kids all the time while you tend to other things.

Occupy your older kids

Kids that are of school age can certainly help when you are moving to Idaho. You can include them in the packing process, and give them some other easier tasks. Not only will they help you, but they will also feel included and have fun. The former is especially important, as relocations can be rather hard on kids. By allowing them to get involved in the process, you are letting them know that their actions, voices, and opinions matter and that they too have a say in something that is this big.

See that the dangerous items are out of reach

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You know your kids, and you know that it is best to keep the hazardous items out of their reach.

This is one of the most obvious things that you most certainly have in mind on a daily basis. However, moving is hectic. What with all the fuss, transportation and packing, and your curious kids, forbidden items can easily fall into the wrong hands. And let us not forget that magical connection between your child’s hands and that thing you told them not to touch. Some of these would include electricity outlets, cables, scissors, knives, and such.

Checklist for childproofing your moving day

The process of moving does have a habit of making us forget the most obvious things, especially the ones that concern us every day. This is probably because the moving day itself is unlike any other normal one. Be that as it may, here are some things to pay attention to when the time comes:

  • Electrical outlets that were protected or hidden behind the furniture are bound to get exposed come moving day. So, see that you pay attention to these points, and either protect these outlets or keep your kids away from them.
  • See that you pack cleaning supplies in labeled boxes, well shut, and place them in an inaccessible area.
  • Pack your medications properly, and far away from your kids’ reach.
  • Knives, scissors, and all other shart objects are also to be well cushioned, labeled, and placed somewhere unreachable for your little ones. For that extra peace of mind, consider putting them in the pantry, or some other room with a lock.
  • Don’t forget that a tower of boxes can be especially tempting for your kids to climb on. To avoid the hazard of this action, and remove the temptation overall, try spreading boxes around the floor instead of stacking them on top of each other. Also, the items containing fragile items are best placed somewhere that you know they will stay out of reach, even if it means putting them in another room.
  • Make sure to avoid placing heavy boxes on top of other boxes or somewhere high. They can easily fall, should a kid bump into them while running around. So, see that you keep them on the floor and under lighter boxes.
  • Include your residential movers Boise in the process of childproofing your moving day. They have plenty of experience and will be certain to help.
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At the very least, your movers will be able to take care of everything else while you tend to your kids.

Don’t restrain from asking for help

As mentioned, moving is complicated enough as it is. And, as the moving day is a bit chaotic, it can be rather easy to overlook some simple childproofing tasks. So, if possible, consider finding some distraction for your kids. Perhaps you can arrange a playday with some of their friends’ parents. If there is a sleepover offer on the table, don’t think twice about accepting it. It will make your move tremendously easier. Not to mention that you would be able to prepare your new home a bit before your kids arrive.

In order to childproof your moving day, you have to plan ahead a bit more than you would with a regular relocation. Still, a little help can go a long way, so make sure to keep that in mind when times get rough. You don’t have to be in this alone, and you will have a much nicer time with helping hands on board.

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