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 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.

Three happy dogs sitting in a car
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

A girl lying an a bad with a cat and a kitten
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

A cat and a bunny sitting on a couch
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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