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 pets adapt to new surroundings

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    We’re all well aware that moving to a new home induces some anxiety in most people. But the anxiety and stress can be overwhelming for pets who are unable to mentally prepare for such a change. You can explain what’s happening to them and why they’re losing the home they feel safe in. Moving or flying with your pets is already tough on its own. Add adapting to the new environment and you’ve got a lot to handle. Thankfully, there are many things you can do to make your pet feel more comfortable and relaxed in their new home. Check out these Boise moving and storage tips to learn how to help your pets adapt to new surroundings.

    First things first, make sure you know what to expect in a worst-case scenario

    Owners need to understand that pets may have a tough time adjusting to their new homes. This can lead to behavior issues that were not a problem in the past. Some pets will absorb their owners’ emotions.

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    Your pets will appreciate everything you do to ease their anxiety while moving.

    For example, if you feel anxious, they may be jumpy or extra-sensitive. This could lead to them becoming focused on establishing their “territory” in their new home. Or them wanting to stay under the bed and hide. In case dogs develop separation anxiety, it can lead to them barking continuously when left alone. Subsequently, this can cause problems with the new neighbors. In order to avoid these potential issues, our movers Star ID offer the following tip on how to make your pets feel more secure and happy in their new home.

    Consistency is key to minimizing anxiety

    Although these things can seem arbitrary to us, your pets’ world revolves around events such as eating, playing, napping, and going to the bathroom. Hence, make sure to keep their routines intact. Local movers Boise recommend you keep your routine schedule for:

    • feeding
    • walks
    • playtime
    • cuddling
    • naps
    • bedtime

    Install a doggy door in your new place if your dog is accustomed to using one. If your cat is used to outdoor time, make sure it continues after the move too. Your pets appreciate their routines.

    To help your pets adapt to new surroundings seamlessly, get plenty of exercise

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    Let your pets slowly adjust to your new home.

    As we at interstate movers Boise like to say: tired pets are good pets. Don’t get us wrong, we love them in any case, but it’s true that animals with too much energy are prone to anxious behavior. Such as scratching furniture for cats or eating shoes and pillows for dogs. Be sure to give them ample playtime. This way you get two benefits:

    • they will associate their new home with having fun
    • they will be too tired to behave anxiously as well.

    Spreading a familiar scent will help your pets adapt to new surroundings in no time

    Sense of smell is the one most pets, dogs especially, rely heavily on to perceive the world. Keeping the things they smell as consistent as possible throughout the move will ease the transition for your pets. In the weeks leading up to the move, you could spray your home with certain fragrances. Afterward, do the same thing in your new home and your pets will feel right at home.

    Alternatively, you could take your dog with you to the new place once you have access to it. This will allow your pets to slowly explore and adapt to the new environment before you start living there full-time. Leave some of their toys, or even some of your clothing in the new place so there is always a familiar scent.

    Set up your pets’ space as soon as you move in

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    When moving to a new place try to keep your pets’ favorite familiar items.

    Laying out their bowls, blankets, toys, and bed in one corner is a great way to help your pets feel secure amongst the chaos of moving. Additionally, this isn’t a good time to introduce new items even though you may be tempted to do exactly that. Instead, bring your pet’s favorite bed, toys, food and water dishes, treats, etc. Put them in similar places as they were in your previous home as it will help your pet feel in control and at home more quickly.

    Arm yourself with patience to help your pets adapt to new surroundings

    It’s likely your pets’ behavior may change for a while. Especially if this is your first time traveling with petsThey need time to get used to living in your new home, much like you do. When you first move in, limit your pet to one room in the house as introducing them slowly will keep them from getting caught up in the anxiety of unpacking. Once your pet is comfortable, introduce them to the rest of the house one room at a time. Allow your pets to take their time adjusting even if this process extends to multiple days. Let them choose whether they want to explore, or even hide for a while. Remember to be patient and kind to them above all.

    Show your pets as much love as you can

    Giving your pets the attention they are used to is a must. However, some extra loving won’t hurt during this transitional period. In fact, it will go a long way in helping your pets feel at home in their new surroundings. If they show difficult behaviors it’s due to discomfort with the change and a sense of not feeling in control. That doesn’t mean the pet is bad and can’t change. Nevertheless, if difficult behavior persists, get help from a professional trainer or veterinarian. And remember all the unconditional love and devotion they give you too.

    We hope that these tips will help your pets (and you) adapt to new surroundings in no time.

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