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 your child for relocation

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    Relocations can be extremely stressful endeavors for most adults. For children, it might get even worse. The main issue is that children do not feel that they have any choice in the matter and they often feel powerless. It is your responsibility as a parent to prepare your child for relocation. While you may have your hands full with searching for Boise moving and storage solutions, you will want to devote enough time to your kids, as well. But you need to know what to do, as well. This article aims to teach you how to prepare your kid for the relocation process.

    How to prepare your child for relocation in 7 steps

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    You want to start talking about relocation as soon as possible.

    While every child is undoubtedly different and may require a specific approach, all of the following steps can be applicable to almost every situation:

    1. Acknowledge and honor their grief
    2. Start preparing your child for the move well ahead of the moving date
    3. Allow them to make some of their own choices
    4. Connect your child to their new home even before moving
    5. Create memories
    6. Get them involved in the process
    7. Plan the moving day

    As you can see, doing all this can take quite a bit of your time. That is why you may want to start the whole relocation process as soon as possible, find good local movers Boise to help you out, and start working on the above steps. Now, let’s see about them in a bit more detail.

    A child’s grief is very important

    The fact of the matter is that leaving one’s home for another is a loss. People usually identify with their homes and have a really hard time leaving them. This is further emphasized in children. They go through several stages of grief, and it is important to recognize them all and deal with them accordingly.

    Here are the stages of grief your child will most likely go through:

    • Denial. Just let it pass, it will soon go away.
    • Anger. Steady your nerves, this stage is very trying.
    • Bargaining. Try to stay calm and listen to the child’s pleas while keeping a firm stance. Do not simply say “You’re coming. End of discussion.”
    • Depression. This is the most trying stage, as you will be bereft of energy. Console your kid but keep a firm look toward the future.
    • Acceptance. The recognition that a new life chapter is coming. Try to be as positive about it as possible.

    Make some preparations in advance

    Once you realize that relocation is necessary, you should let your kids know immediately. You want to include them in the relocation talks as soon as possible, after all. You may want to share the reasons for the move with your kid. That might be able to make your child process the decision more easily, as well as teach them about evaluating pros and cons.

    After that, you will want to be completely honest with your child. While there’s always a place for some subterfuge, it can easily backfire. Kids prefer dealing with honesty and might become extremely annoyed if they “sniff out” your schemes.

    Try to prepare as much as you can before the moving day. Make some printouts about when you will visit your new home, when is the time to pack, where you will be staying during the transition period, that kind of thing. The more you prepare, the easier the process is going to be.

    A good way to prepare your child for relocation – allow them a degree of freedom

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    Allow your kid to make their own choices, as much as possible.

    While you can do nothing about your kid feeling powerless about the relocation itself, what you can do is allow them some freedom of choice. For example, you may allow them to choose which toys to keep while you are showing your home to potential buyers. You may also allow them to choose which moving boxes Boise will be used to pack their belongings. Or let them pick a name for your new house, choose the bedroom color, things like that. The more choices you allow them, the better they will feel.

    Make connections before you relocate

    Don’t wait until you finish with the relocation process to start making connections. Even if you are not in a position to visit your new home and start making “real” connections, there is a lot that you can do. Conduct an online search for places with fun family activities, see if they have a virtual field trip. What you want to do is create positive anticipation in your children. The more fun things you discover, the easier it is going to be.

    Create memories of your old home to prepare your child for relocation

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    Memories of your old home are invaluable.

    Memories are very important. You need to help your kids create memories of your old home, memories that can be taken to the new location. While you may think that this will make it harder to emotionally detach from your home before moving, it is quite the opposite. These memories will help both you and your children get closure before you relocate. Create a fun photo album, make a list of the top ten things you love about your old home, make a video! It will help you transition to your new place and still have the old one close to your heart.

    Involve your child in the relocation process

    Kids of all ages love to be organizing stuff. That is why you may want to involve them directly in the relocation process and channel their energy into something constructive. Let them find fun and exciting ways to organize a relocation, come up with crazy ideas, and the like. Most of the time, they will have amazing ideas that will make the whole process a lot more fun!

    How to plan the moving day

    The moving day planning is very important. You will want to make a few notable decisions, such as whether your kids should be there when the movers arrive. This has no universal answer and you will need to decide that on your own. As for some of the other considerations on how to prepare your child for relocation and moving day, you may want to consider a babysitter or a friend to help you out with younger children. And if your kids will be there with you, find something they can do, like manning a checklist, help with cleaning, etc.

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