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 prepare for moving overseas

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Moving to another country is quite an ordeal. If you want to succeed, you’ll need to prepare for moving overseas in advance. This includes all sorts of preparations, from checking the validity of your passport to doing research to saving money. But where should you start? And what are all the things you should do before your Idaho international movers arrive? Finally, how long will you need to do all these preparations? Let’s take a look at some of the most important preparations for an overseas relocation!

Start saving money immediately in order to prepare for moving overseas

One of the biggest obstacles to moving (and especially moving abroad) is money. Moving is pretty expensive at the best of times. When you’re moving overseas, it’s even more expensive. Finally, if you’re moving abroad and don’t have a job secured beforehand, you might have to use some savings to live there for a while. You’ll need money for freight companies Idaho, for packing supplies, for plane tickets, for living expenses… Well, the point is that you’d better prepare a good budget for your move overseas.

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Start saving now!

In order to do that, you’ll want to start saving as much as you can as soon as you can. Cut out non-essential expenses, sell everything you’re not bringing with you, and be ready to use some of your savings if you need to. This will all help pad your budget a little and make the move easier.

Work out your visas and permits well in advance

Moving abroad often involves a lot of paperwork. First and foremost, you want to check that you have a valid passport. If you’ve never travelled abroad, you’ll need to get a passport. If your passport expires soon, definitely renew it. But that’s far from your biggest problem. Most countries require that you have a visa or a special permit if you’re staying there for longer periods of time and plan on working in the country. The type of permit you need will depend on the country. Make sure you thoroughly research visa requirements for your destination. In most cases, it takes weeks or even months to get a visa or a permit. So do this early on! You may be able to enter most countries without these permits, but it’ll be much harder to obtain them retroactively.

Get a job before you move if you can

It is, of course, possible to move somewhere even if you don’t have a job. But it’d probably be a lot less stressful for you to do so after you secure employment. So apply for jobs online and do virtual interviews. You might get lucky! If you get a job before you move, you’ll have an income right from the start and you won’t have to spend time and nerves on looking for work right after you move.

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Try to get a job before you even move.

Figure out the practicalities of an international relocation to prepare for moving overseas

Once you’ve padded your budget and figured out all your permits, it’s time for the actual relocation. Moving overseas is a big deal and it’s a big job. It is definitely not something you can or should do alone. Luckily, you don’t have to. With the help of international movers, you’ll find the relocation much easier. So that’s where you should start.

Hiring movers

The first thing you need to do when you’re ready for moving abroad is to hire movers. Professional movers will make your relocation easier and less stressful. Not only can they pack your stuff efficiently and move it to your new address quickly and safely, but they may also be able to help you navigate the rules of international shipping and global mobility. So look up moving companies in your area! But be sure to check that they offer international moving services. And always do your research – this is not the time to fall for a moving scam!

Packing and moving your stuff

Getting yourself overseas won’t be nearly as hard as getting all your stuff there as well. This is precisely why you shouldn’t bring all of your stuff with you! Instead, get rid of as much as you can. Old furniture that has seen better days? Clothes you no longer wear? Appliances and electronics that could do with upgrading? Sell it, give it away, donate it or throw it out. The less stuff you have and the lighter your shipment, the cheaper it’ll be to get door to door shipping international services which are your best choice when moving overseas. After all, you can’t really bring your couch with you on a plane.

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Packing for an overseas move is not easy.

Most of the time, movers can do the packing for you as well. If that’s not what you’re going for, then make sure that the things you’re shipping are packed securely using high-quality packing supplies. Bring important things like documents and some clothes with you in your suitcases. Use vacuum bags to save space and consider purchasing extra luggage with your ticket. Finally, remember to weigh your suitcases before leaving for the airport. Airlines have very strict weight restrictions.

Organizing travel for yourself, your family and your pets

In this area, moving overseas is a lot like traveling overseas. So book your flights early on to save money and organize for transport to and from the airport. If you’re moving with kids, be ready to keep them calm and entertained during the flight. And if you have pets, remember to check the rules of the airline and your destination country when it comes to animals crossing the border.

Do some research to prepare for moving overseas and avoid major culture shock

If you’ve lived your whole life in one country, moving to another is quite a change. So in order to prepare for moving overseas, you’ll want to do some research about the culture and customs you can expect to see. What is considered an appropriate greeting? What language do people speak and can you get by with English instead? How different are the people, the customs, the food? This is all important information that you should know before moving.

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