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 properly store away sheets and bedding

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    There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep. That feeling when you wake up bustling with energy, ready to take on the world – very few things come even close. Therefore, it’s imperative to ensure you get quality sleep whenever you can. Preferably, every single night. However, to make this possible, it’s important to properly store away sheets and bedding while not in use. After all, they are a crucial ingredient for a comfortable sleep. So, today, Peasley Moving & Storage ID is here with some useful tips on how to make this task easier and more effective.

    Declutter before you store away sheets and bedding

    Decluttering before storing anything away is always a good idea. Sheets and beddings aren’t exempt from this rule. So, before you start prepping them for storing, make sure to check every piece.

    A man preparing to propperly store away sheets and bedding.
    Although soft and foldable, sheets and bedding take up a lot of space.

    Sheets and beddings see daily use. This makes them prone to wear and tear, same as clothing. And there’s no point in storing damaged goods. Furthermore, although made of fabric and easily foldable, they still take up a lot of space. So take some time to purge the things you don’t need to avoid wasting space. However, don’t throw old sheets and bedding away. They will come in handy in the preparation phase.

    Make your storing endeavor more efficient

    A bit of planning will help you store away sheets and bedding in a convenient and efficient way. This is especially important if you’ll need frequent access to your items. But, it will also save you a lot of frustration if you’re using self storage Boise solution to store them long-term.

    There are several ways to approach the problematics, from sorting by color to sorting by fabric type. However, in most cases, simple is better. So, we recommend you either sort by:

    • Room, or;
    • Frequency of use.

    This way, you’ll have a lot of versatility and convenience. Of course, if you have extra time, you can separate those into subcategories. It makes it even easier and more efficient to store them that way.

    The preparation phase

    Before you store away sheets and bedding, you must ensure they’re prepared properly. This goes whether you’re storing it in your home, or a dedicated storage facility. Fortunately, this isn’t difficult to do. But, it does get a bit tedious.

    Store clean

    A man spreading laundry to dry
    Make sure sheets and bedding are dry before storing them away.

    One of the most important guidelines to follow when storing fabric in general is: never to store it dirty. There are several reasons for this, most important being:

    • Dirty fabric becomes real smelly, real fast. It only takes one dirty sheet to mess up the whole bunch. And getting that smell out is a true pain;
    • There are a lot of pests who love munching on fabric. And leaving it dirty is like sprinkling chocolate on ice cream. Super-inviting and delicious. For them, of course;
    • Stains are near impossible to remove after a while. So, if there are any on your sheets and bedding when you store them away, you can already count on them being ruined.

    Therefore, washing and drying every single item is imperative before storing, which brings us to the next point.

    Never store sheets and bedding if they are wet or moist

    And we’ll say it again. Make it a point to never store away wet or, even slightly moist sheets and bedding. Wet fabric is a fertile ground for mold and mildew. This wouldn’t be so terrible if the problem was contained to only one sheet or box. But, both are easy to spread and ruin the entire closet’s worth of fabric. Therefore, make sure everything is 100% dry before you pack it.

    Pack it up

    Now, when it comes to packing, you have a whole plethora of options. Bins, baskets, and cardboard boxes are standard and always a popular choice. They are easily stackable and easy to label, so they bring even more order into your storage. Fabric bags are an amazing choice, too, as they’re made for, well… storing fabric. However, you should avoid plastic bags and containers. They trap moisture and do not release it. And then – mold.

    Pro Tip: Remember those old sheets we told you not to throw away? You can use them to wrap sets of sheets and bedding for storing. A great option if you ever run out of boxes. Or if you want a nice, “breathable” packaging for your fabrics.

    Choose storage location wisely

    A basement filled with barrels.
    Basements are excellent as storage. But not for sheets and bedding.

    This choice matters as much as the choice of packaging. Here’s what you should keep in mind when choosing storage:

    • When opting for a self-storage facility, make sure it’s temperature-controlled. Temperature variations can lead to condensation. This leads to moisture, and then – mold.
    • When storing at home, be sure to avoid damp areas. So, the basement and garage are out of the question. Unless they’re properly isolated and ventilated, of course. Then they’re a go, too.

    Running a hospitality business?

    If you’re running a hotel, motel, bread & breakfast, or any variation of it, the same storing rules apply. But, on a grander scale, of course. However, in this case, it pays to look into commercial options. Inventory storage solutions Boise moving and storage companies offer are ideal for this. They are clean, convenient, secure, and accessible. Also, they offer you the option to store large quantities of items, at an affordable price. Thus, leaving you with the possibility to turn that storage room into something more profitable.

    Use these tips and you’ll store like a pro

    As you can see, it isn’t too difficult to prep and store away sheets and beddings. At worst, it’s a bit tedious job, that will take an hour or two out of your schedule. But, if you keep these tips in mind, you won’t have any trouble at all.

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