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 make moving for work easier on your family

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    The decision to uproot your household is never an easy one. Every relocation, no matter how small, is still a big change. When that change represents a serious step up, an improvement to your lifestyle, and provides security for the future well, that’s certainly a welcome one. But, with family in the mix, things aren’t as simple as packing a suitcase and hitting the road. Because, now, your priority is to make moving for work easier on your family. To help them go through the process with minimal tribulations and ensure a smooth transition from start to finish.

    First things first

    There’s no doubt you felt ecstatic when you found out you got that amazing job. So much so, in fact, that you’re hyped and ready to jump right into planning. But, although your enthusiasm is well-founded, it will have to wait. At least for the time being. There’s one thing you’ll have to see through first: breaking the news to your family.

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    Breaking the news as soon as possible will give your family enough time to cope.

    Letting your loved ones know what’s happening is absolutely crucial. It’s as important as planning and finding ideal movers Boise for your needs. Their lives are about to change drastically now, as well. To make moving for work easier on your family, you’ll have to give them enough time to process the information. Therefore, it’s essential to get this one right.

    Breaking the news – how to approach it?

    Two things to keep in mind here are:

    • Don’t delay. The conversation might be tense or even unpleasant. Especially if your kids are in their mid/late teens. Still, you’ll have to get it done sooner, rather than later;
    • Be open, honest, and understanding. Even though you might encounter some resistance, this is the only way to get everyone on the same page. Express your thoughts and concerns, but, also, emphasize the enthusiasm and what it means for all of you.

    In most cases, the best approach is to discuss the matter with your spouse first. Preferably, the second you find out relocation is a real possibility. It’s essential to have their support, especially further down the line, when you decide it’s the right time to let kids in on your plans.

    Find a good moving company

    Having good movers will make moving for work easier on your family in so many ways. They can simplify every aspect of the process, thus making your relocation almost effortless. To find the right movers for your needs, you should:

    • Make sure they are licensed and insured;
    • Check their credentials and read the reviews;
    • Give them a call, ask for referrals, and follow up on it;
    • Check how long they’ve been in business;
    • Make sure they have all the moving services you may need.

    You should go through the above steps for each moving company that catches your eye. Granted, it will take some time, but what you’ll end up with is a team that can handle your family’s move safely and swiftly.

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    Take some time to find the right movers. It will make moving for work easier on your family.

    Having a good moving team is even more important if you’re moving your own business, too. In this case, it’s imperative to minimize downtime and reestablish your base of operations ASAP. Experience, training, and tools allow movers to do exactly that. And, in some cases, to give you a bit of a head start in the form of business storage or pro staging services. After all, when dealing with a project of such magnitude, every advantage is a welcome one.

    Choose the right time to move

    Moving is very disruptive for your family. However, there’s no need for this disruption to grow to the extreme. If you choose the right time to move, you can minimize the negative effect relocation can have on your family. Therefore, it’s best to sync your transition with theirs.

    If your spouse is currently going through a big change, like starting a new job, for example, it might not be the best time for them to move. But, if they’re currently looking for a new job, moving will present an amazing opportunity for them, too.

    On the other hand, if you have children, the situation tends to get even trickier. Kids are creatures of habit. As such, they don’t cope with big changes all too well. They love routine, as it brings a sense of security. Therefore, yanking them out of it can make it harder for them. So, if possible, try to time your relocation with their transition. For instance, they’ll have a much easier time adapting if you move before the school starts than in the middle of the semester.

    What to do when there’s no perfect time to move?

    Landing a dream job is, in most cases, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you have to seize immediately. However, this often entails moving in a hurry. Now, relocation, by itself, is quite challenging. But a tight schedule can make it borderline nightmarish. In this case, you might want to spare your family the added stress, and either:

    1. Move ahead of them, or;
    2. Wait until the last minute, and then move.

    Granted, none of these choices is optimal. Fortunately, you can make them work.

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    Freight services are an excellent time-saver.

    Moving ahead will make it more difficult to cope with a big change since you’ll have to do it alone. However, you’ll have the opportunity to “set the stage” for your family’s arrival. Waiting until the last minute, on the other hand, allows you to maximize the time you have with your family and move at the same time. And, you can do both without actually having to move in a hurry. You can hire one of the freight companies Idaho has to send your belongings a bit ahead of time. After that, it’s only the matter of telling them where and when to deliver, and your settling in can begin. Easy as that!

    Stay positive to make moving for work easier on your family

    To make moving for work easier on your family and yourself, it’s important to keep all your spirits up. Although moving entails a bit of turbulence, it’s nothing you cant thread with their help. So talk to them, tell stories, imagine awesome situations. Hype them up and let them respond in kind. And, by the time the moving day comes, everyone will know moving is the right thing to do.

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