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 pack an essentials box

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    Although many think that relocations have to be difficult, you can make them easier and speed up the entire process. One of the things you can do is to pack an essentials box before the big move. Want to learn how this can help you? Peasley Moving and Storage Boise is here to tell you all about the importance of having an essentials box during the move and how to pack one the right way. We gathered the tips and prepared this guide for you. So, make sure to keep reading if you want to learn more.

    What is the purpose of an essentials box?

    Many like to say that an essentials box (aka first night box) is the most important box you’re going to pack for the move. But the interesting thing is that even though it’s so important to pack an essentials box, some still don’t know what exactly an essentials box is. So, let’s put an end to this by explaining it.

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    An essentials box is a must for a simple relocation

    An essentials box is a box that contains all crucial items that you could need during the first few days in your new home. It’s literally a box of essentials, items you use on a daily basis. To be honest, there are many reasons why you’d want to have one on the day of your relocation. Even if you choose to move your home with the help of some of the best moving companies Meridian, you’d still need it. Why you may ask?

    Well, when you have items you use on a daily basis packed in just one box, you don’t have to unpack every box right after you move in. You don’t have to go through every box in order to find bed linen or toothpaste. It just makes everything easier. Right after you move in, you can just unpack that one box and then deal with others after you charge your batteries. That’s the beauty of having an essentials box during the relocation.

    Things to pack in your essentials box

    Now that you know why it’s important to have an essentials box next to you on the day of your relocation, let’s talk about something else – things that should be packed in it. Beware, this box should only contain essentials. This isn’t where you should place some extra items for which you couldn’t find room in other boxes. It’s important to keep this box organized and know exactly what’s in it.

    Here are some of the things you should consider packing in your essentials box before the arrival of movers Eagle ID:

    Food and kitchen essentials

    Whether you’re going to need to pack some food or not will depend on where you plan to relocate to. For example, if you’re moving just down the street, there’s really no point in preparing road trip meals and packing them in the essentials box. But, if you’re moving over long distances, this is something you’d want to have by your side.

    Apart from preparing meals, you’ll also want to pack:

    • bottled water
    • plastic utensils and paper plates
    • non-perishable food
    • a couple of mugs (you can use plastic cups)
    • dish soap
    • dish towel

    Bathroom essentials

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    To avoid spillage, make sure to pack liquids properly and separate them from other items

    The kitchen and the bathroom are the two rooms that need to be fully functional when you move in. That’s why you need to pack some bathroom essentials as well. Here are some of them:

    • towels
    • toilet paper
    • toothpaste and toothbrushes
    • shampoo and soap
    • hairdryer

    Bedtime essentials

    Of course, you’re going to need some bedtime essentials as well. Instead of going through every box just to find bed sheets after your move, place them in your essentials box and rest at ease. But, there are some other things you’re going to need for the first night (s) in your new home. These items are:

    • a set of bed linen for every member of your family
    • nightwear
    • change of clothes

    Keep in mind that if your new home isn’t furnished, you’ll also have to bring blankets, pillows, and air mattresses if possible. You’ll need one of these for each of your family members.

    Other travel essentials

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    Make sure you’re ready for the road trip if you’re moving over long distances

    As you can see, among things you’ll need to do before moving into a new house is to pack an essentials box. But, apart from those we’ve already mentioned above, there are some things you’re going to need during the ride to your new home. This is especially important when moving over long distances.

    If you’re going to move abroad, to another state or country, you’ll need to equip your car with some items. You’ll need to have blankets in your car, bottled water, and non-perishable food. Also, you’ll have to pack a map, medications, and an emergency kit. Make sure to share all your electronic devices before the trip, especially your phones. You never know when you might need them.

    How to properly pack an essentials box?

    When you start to pack an essentials box for the move, you’re going to follow a couple of rules. They are here to make the packing process easier for you.

    • Start early. It would be best to write down the things you’re going to need during the first few days in your new home. You should start doing this well in advance. You don’t need to pack these items as soon as you make a plan, but it’s useful to know what essentials you’re going to pack.
    • Identify your needs. The bigger the family, the bigger the box (or the number of boxes). If you’re planning an interstate family move, you need to keep in mind that you’ll probably need more than one box of essentials.
    • Separate food and liquids. You don’t want to mix perishable food and liquids with your clothes. Make sure to pack them separately just to avoid spillage disasters.
    • Be ready for the worst-case scenario. You never know what might happen while you’re driving to your new home. That’s why you need to be ready for every scenario. Make sure you have everything you need right in your car in case some problems occur, such as car breakdowns, some delays on the road, or similar situations.

    So there you have it, this is how you pack an essentials box the right way. If you have any questions or you’re in need of moving services in the Idaho area, don’t hesitate to reach out to Peasley Moving & Storage!

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