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 handle moving into a smaller home

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    With today’s real estate market being as it is, chances are that many families are all but forced to relocate to smaller homes. However, this process is even more challenging than a “standard” relocation. You may need to consider hiring one of the storage units Boise options to be able to adapt to your new home in the best possible way. You will also need to get rid of some items when moving into a smaller home, perhaps digitalize a few papers, etc. In this article, we will show you how to handle this process, so you can start enjoying your new home as soon as possible!

    Moving into a smaller home and how to make it easier

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    Take your time when moving into a smaller home.

    There will be a lot to do, so “buckle up”. You will want to have as much time on your hands as you can possibly get. Therefore, try to start with your efforts as soon as you know you will be moving. And if you need any professional help, you can count on Peasley Moving & Storage! But for now, here’s what you will want to focus your attention on:

    • Create a detailed inventory before you move
    • Go through each room and decide on items to take with you
    • Deal with your unwanted belongings
    • Digitalize some of your papers
    • Measure your current furniture
    • Utilize a storage unit
    • Make sure you have enough time

    As you can see, this is a lot of work. You may want to make the whole process easier by enlisting a few friends or family members to assist you. At the very least, involve the entire family in this. To start with, you will want to:

    Create a detailed inventory before you move

    The fact of the matter is that you will not be able to fit all of your items inside your new, smaller, home. That is why you may want to write down all of your possessions and create a “master” inventory list. That way, you will be able to have a quick overview of all of your items, and an easy way to see if there are any duplicates. Even if you are hiring local movers Boise for a small move, the number of items you will be carrying with you will influence the overall price. Besides, having an inventory list will come in handy after the relocation, as well.

    Therefore, the first thing you will want to focus on is to create this list. It will help you make a decluttering plan and will make the future steps that much easier.

    Go through each room and decide on items to take with you

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    You will most likely not need all of your clothes.

    As you are creating the list, you will want to go through one room at a time, writing down your items and organizing them into three “piles”. You don’t need to actually take an item to the pile, just write it down as “keep”, “store”, and “get rid of”. You will be keeping all the items you have a definite use for, as well as some of the others, but you should be discarding some of the items that you no longer need.

    For example, most families have way too many clothing pieces than they are ever going to use. Then there are duplicate items or items that you have a newer version of. It is in our nature to hoard, and most homes have a decent-sized “clutter pile” in them. If you simply pack everything you have and let residential movers Boise transport them, you will soon find yourself in a very cluttered home. Do not make that mistake, mark the items you will no longer need and let go of them.

    Deal with your unwanted belongings before moving into a smaller home

    Once you’ve identified the items, it is time to figure out what to do with them. There are several options at your disposal:

    • Give the items to your friends/family/coworkers/etc.
    • Donating
    • Selling
    • Throwing away

    Note that if you choose to donate your belongings to one of the various charities, the items themselves need to be in a good condition. Clothes, shoes, and other household items are readily accepted, as well as some furniture pieces. You can also contact one of the resale groups such as Freecycle.

    If you want to make some money out of your items, you can always organize a yard sale, or post your items online. The most popular items for this purpose are books, toys, power tools, lawn equipment, as well as furniture, and kids’ clothes.

    Lastly, if you have a lot of junk that you simply don’t know what to do with, you may want to rent a dumpster. That is a simple, stress-free, option that is extremely convenient.

    Digitalize some of your papers

    Chances are, you have a lot of documents, albums, and various bills and receipts inside your home. These can take up considerable space and will add weight to your relocation. What you can do is simply transfer these into the digital format. Scan all of the documents and you can freely shred them and throw them away.

    Measure your current furniture

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    To create a perfect layout, you will need to measure your furniture first.

    To make the most out of your relocation, you will want to utilize as many furniture pieces as you already own. While it may be impossible to go through the relocation without buying any new pieces, the better you organize, the less money you will need to spend.

    That is why you will want to take measures of all your current furniture items and start making a plan for your new home. It will save you quite a few headaches when the time comes to create the new layout.

    Utilize a storage unit

    Of course, if you are keen on keeping all of your belongings, you can always rent a storage unit. This way, you get to keep all the items at a low monthly price.

    Make sure you have enough time

    While all this may sound simple, the fact of the matter is that it requires a lot of time. Whatever time you may think you need for the entire process, go ahead and double it. This will eliminate the stress associated with rushing, which happens when moving into a smaller home.

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