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 clothes for moving

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    If you are getting ready to move any time soon, then we are sure you have many preoccupations on your mind. You are thinking about hiring movers, gathering the highest-quality moving boxes Boise has to offer, and informing everyone about your move. At the same time, you are constantly thinking about the best way to pack clothes for moving. Well, we don’t want you to think about it and worry any longer. Instead, we’ll bring you a step-by-step guide on how to pack up your clothing and be ready on the day of your move.

    Purge your closet before you pack clothes for moving

    You knew this one was coming, didn’t you? It only makes sense to go through your clothes and throw away all of those items that no longer fit you. And the more you decide to throw away, the less time you will have to spend on packing. Besides, the fewer items you decide to relocate, the more affordable will door to door shipping international services be. And the same goes for your local move – fewer items equal a reasonably priced move. 

    A walk in closet.
    We know that you love your closet, but you might not be able to relocate everything inside it.

    So don’t be afraid to throw away a third of your closet if that’s what’s necessary. If you are having second thoughts about parting ways with a perfectly good shirt that you can’t fit into anymore, then it doesn’t have to end up in the trash. You can donate your items or have a garage sale, so either be charitable or earn some extra dollars for your relocation. Either way, you’ll be the one profiting.

    Gather the necessary supplies

    Unlike packing your fragile items or IT equipment, the good thing about packing clothes is the fact that you can use a plethora of different packing supplies. Unless you manage to get your clothes soaking wet or torn apart, nothing bad will happen to your clothing during transport. That being said, there are some containers you can use when it comes to packing your belongings:

    • Cardboard boxes
    • Plastic boxes
    • Specialized wardrobe boxes
    • Suitcases
    • Trash bags

    We definitely suggest that you get at least a couple of hanging wardrobe boxes, as well as cardboard boxes. If you have any pieces that are more expensive and special than others, then you’ll want to give them the loving they deserve. And when it comes to T-shirts and pants, you can neatly fold them in suitcases or even trash bags. We here at Peasley Moving & Storage Boise have seen it be done numerous times, and it never fails.

    Wash and dry your items

    Thoroughly washing all of your items at the moment when you are swamped with moving tasks definitely isn’t something you will want to do. But it’s what needs to be done before packing your wardrobe for relocation. If you pack your clean clothes with those that could use a wash, you will only end up with a bunch of stinky belongings. It’s also just as important to let all of your items dry completely before putting them inside a box. If you are getting ready for a long-distance residential relocation, that means your clothes might have to spend a longer period of time in the box. And where there’s dampness, there are also mildew problems.

    A washing machine.
    Wash all of your clothes days before you plan to pack.

    Keep items separated for every family member when packing clothes for your move

    If you are moving with your family or a significant other, you shouldn’t make one of the most common moving mistakes out there – throwing everything in a box and calling it a day. When packing clothes for relocation, every family member needs to have a separate box that will contain his or her items. That box needs to be sealed shut and labeled so that it will be easy to unpack once you arrive at the new location.

    How to pack a cardboard box when packing clothes

    We won’t go as far as to say that packing a cardboard box will be an incredibly intricate task – but there’s certainly a right and a wrong way to approach it. For the best results and unprecedented safety of your items, we suggest you follow a couple of easy steps.

    1. Make sure you have a box of the right size and assemble it correctly. Small to medium-sized boxes are generally recommended when it comes to packing clothes, as that prevents overstuffing.
    2. To protect your items from water damage and relocation wear-and-tear, line the inside of the boxes with packing paper.
    3. By using the flat fold method, fold all the clothes you plan to pack and place them in boxes.
    4. As soon as you finish placing the items, cover the top of your clothing with another layer of packing paper.
    5. Tape the boxes and never forget to label them.

    Repeat this procedure as many times as necessary and as with many boxes as needed. The best thing about it is that this procedure can be used for local moving, long-distance ones, and interstate relocation. It doesn’t matter how far you are traveling as long as your clothes are clean, dry, and properly folded.

    Shirts on hangers to include when getting ready to pack clothes for moving.
    Make sure all of your items get the attention they deserve.

    Another way to move clothes during a move

    Sometimes, you might feel like avoiding all that stress of packing and unpacking your clothes and you could decide to move your items with the dresser. This is a great plan if you are moving by yourself and are certain that you can lift your dresser. But if you have hired movers for the job, it would be best to first check-in with them.  

    If they say that they will move your belongings this way, then you don’t have to worry about the best way to pack clothes for moving. But if they say that it can’t be done that way, then simply follow the instructions we just gave you.

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