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 help your parents relocate overseas

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    Moving overseas is a complicated process that’s bound to take a toll on every person. However, relocating overseas as a senior citizen is something that can come attached with tremendous consequences and problems for the person that is moving. If you have a parent who is for one reason or another going to relocate to an international location, then you are probably already worried about their well-being. Wanting to help your parents relocate overseas is a natural reaction, and we here at Peasley Moving & Storage will be happy to help you do it. As one of the most trusted Idaho moving companies around, we are fully competent to give you some pieces of advice you desperately need.

    Where to get started if you want to help your parents relocate overseas?

    Contrary to what you might be thinking, this is the one time when you shouldn’t start by searching for moving companies. Don’t get us wrong – finding suitable Idaho international movers ought to be at the very top of your to-do list. However, there are more pressing matters on your hands at the moment, and that’s helping your parents to process their relocation emotionally.

    Senior citizens walking down the street.
    You are the one thing your parents will need the most during these times.

    Think about it. Your parents have probably lived in their current home for quite some time. If moving is difficult for a young and energetic person with lots to look forward to, you can imagine how difficult it will be for elderly people. The hardest aspect of moving for your parents is probably going to be the emotional one.

    Put yourself at full disposal to your parents and their needs. Always be open to having long and comforting talks that are going to give your mother and father some room to vent. In case you assess that they could benefit from some professional help, don’t hesitate to find a therapist to have a few helpful talks. And remember – this is going to be a long process. And it’s probably going to continue after your parents are comfortably settled in their own home overseas.

    Find a reliable moving company to give your parents a helping hand

    Once you deal with the emotional aspect of relocation, you will have to deal with the physical one. After all, someone will have to take care of all of those moving tasks and transport a shipping container overseas. While you might be able to relocate all of your items to a local or even long-distance location, you most likely won’t be able to do so when it comes to overseas relocation. Finding a full-service international moving company is your best bet of providing a smooth and seamless relocation for your parents.

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    Your parents might not be tech-savvy enough to find a moving company online.

    In case you are trying to decide which moving company to hire and you have a couple of candidates, the best thing to do is request free moving estimates from all the companies. Wait for the estimates to arrive and choose a company with the best quality-to-affordability ratio. Always remember that your goal shouldn’t be to find the cheapest moving company, but the most reliable one.

    Help your parents relocate overseas by packing their belongings

    In case finances are an issue, chances are you didn’t opt for packing services. Luckily, that doesn’t have to mean that the relocation of your parents will be an unsuccessful one. However, it does mean that your involvement in the process will have to go up. As we age, we tend to get weaker and have accompanying diseases and conditions. Packing might look simple, but it’s in fact a very tiring process that takes up a lot of time. Thus, you will have to give your parents a helping hand when it comes to packing. In fact, you might even have to be the one in charge of the complete packing. But when it comes to our parents, no sacrifice is too big.

    A wise thing to do would be to ask your parents to help you purge their belongings. You can be the one who will put the unnecessary items into donation boxes and they can be the one providing guidance. Bear in mind that elderly people have a hard time separating from their belongings. You will have to reason with them and explain how much easier the shipping and transport of their belongings will be. Not to mention cheaper.

    Find a healthcare provider at the new area across the sea

    As previously mentioned, elderly people usually have a few health-related issues by the time they reach a certain age. Chances are that one of your parents is having a problem such as high blood pressure or rheumatoid arthritis. Due to the fragility of our elderly citizens, finding a good healthcare provider is a priority.

    A female doctor holding a stethoscope - find one to help your parents relocate overseas.
    Finding a suitable healthcare provider should top your to-do list.

    Of course, nobody should move thinking about these kinds of emergencies. But we also can’t act like anything bad could even happen. In order to avoid an unpleasant surprise, it’s always a good idea to be ready. Find a reliable healthcare provider and inquire where the nearest hospitals are. That will give you some peace of mind and will help you sleep better at night.

    Be there for your parents every step of the way

    There’s no doubt that the best way to help your parents relocate overseas is by being there for their needs. Whether they need help with the physical aspects of relocation or emotional ones, there’s no one better suited for the job than you. After all, your parents are going to feel proud and happy once they notice how much you care for them. Let’s face it – your parents are going to need moving assistance every step of the way. While international movers can do a lot for your elderly parents, there’s no one that can do your part of the job.

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