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 grandparent for relocation

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    Relocation is difficult for everyone, but they can be extremely difficult for seniors. Whether your grandparent is relocating to be closer to the family, to lead a more active lifestyle, or out of necessity, it’s going to be a difficult time for them. If you want to prepare your grandparent for relocation, you are going to need to consider Boise moving and storage options, make the necessary arrangements, and talk to your grandparent about the relocation at length. In this article, we are going to guide you through the entire process, step-by-step.

    How to prepare your grandparent for relocation?

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    You may need to educate your grandparent on relocations.

    Here are the necessary steps you will need to take:

    • Find a moving company that is experienced in senior relocations
    • Account for your grandparent’s needs
    • Make the necessary health care arrangements
    • Make the new place feel just like home
    • Talk to your grandparent and explain the benefits of relocation

    Remember, you don’t need to do everything on your own. Include other family members if you can, or at least enlist a friend or two to help you out. This can be a very stressful process for everyone involved, after all, and you may need some “grounding” at times. Having someone who can help you out is extremely beneficial, in a similar way to how you are helping your grandparent. The first step is to find adequate local movers Boise has on offer to help you out. This process can be challenging in its own right, however. So make sure that you allocate enough time and energy for it. 

    Finding a quality moving company

    What you want to do is look into moving companies that specialize in relocation jobs for senior citizens. Your moving professionals need to have a strong background in the moving industry and a strong reputation for customer satisfaction. They also need to be able to provide you with everything the relocation might require, such as moving boxes Boise and assorted packing materials. You may also want to enlist the services of a senior move manager if you can’t be with your grandparent during the preparation stage. These professionals can help minimize the emotional difficulties that relocation might impose.

    Lastly, you may want to contact professionals that can help with all the post-move activities, such as cleaning, estate sales, donations, and perhaps home staging. You can do all of these things, of course, but be warned that they can take a considerable chunk of your time and energy, often demanding most of it. If you want to take on all these responsibilities, make sure that you know what you will be getting into. Talking to professionals is always a good idea, though.

    Accounting for the needs of your grandparents

    To prepare your grandparents for relocation in the best possible way, you are going to account for various needs they might have. Depending on the type of assistance your grandparent requires, this may become quite complicated to do on your own. At the very least, consider extending the travel time and creating multiple stops. If your grandparent needs to make a pit stop to stretch their legs, make sure that they are able to.

    If you are planning on having them fly to their new home, you will want to book a non-stop flight if your grandparent has mobility issues. Contact the airline of your choice ahead of time and see if they offer any boarding assistance, special seating, or even escorts. Of course, you will want to inform your grandparent about current safety protocols.

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    Everyone has unique needs, make sure to take care of your grandparents’ ones.

    Lastly, if your grandparent requires any extra medical help for the relocation, you may want to look into moving companies that offer non-emergency medical protocols. A wheelchair and an oxygen tank, for example, can literally make all the difference in the world. The fact of the matter is that you want to ensure that whatever happens, your grandparent has everything that they might need.

    Making the arrangements

    Another thing that you will want to do is make the necessary health care arrangements. To prepare your grandparent for relocation, you will want to get into contact with a geriatric care manager. These professionals will be familiar with local healthcare providers and their services. They can also help you arrange advanced medical transport if necessary. 

    You will also want to ensure that all the prescriptions are properly transferred. Ideally to a pharmacy near the new home. Always make sure that you do this before the relocation happens. Lastly, talk to the insurance providers and verify that the doctors and specialists at the new location are in their network. You don’t want any nasty surprises, after all.

    Creating a new home

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    Making a place feel like home is of the utmost importance.

    While you have taken care of all the physical needs up until now, it is time to focus on the emotional aspect. What you want to do is make a few personal touches to make the new space feel more like home. To do this, you will need to put some thought into organizing the furniture and the layout. If you happen to need to be storing outdoor furniture, this is the time to get in touch with storage providers. Try to keep the familiarity but don’t be afraid to add improvements. Perhaps your grandparent always wanted a new TV – this is the time to get them one.

    Explaining the benefits of relocation to your grandparent

    The last step is to ensure that your grandparent does not dwell on the things they left behind. This can be extremely difficult, however. Moving out of the city of Boise, for example, can be something dreadful for your grandparent. What you want to do is focus on the positives of the new situation. Even if your grandparent is moving into assisted living, there are many benefits to be had. They will know what their chores are, their laundry will be taken care of, and they will have numerous opportunities to socialize, for example.

    The main thing here is not to get distraught. Prepare yourself for a difficult time and the need to repeat the same things over and over. Our elders can be extremely stubborn, after all. You may also want to re-create routines in advance. If your grandparent visits the church every Sunday, help them select a welcoming congregation. The best way to prepare your grandparent for relocation is to find things that will make them happy.

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