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 transfer utilities when moving

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Are you moving soon? Remember to transfer those utilities. We know that this is not the most interesting task. But, it is surely one of the most important. After all, who wants to spend their first night in their new property without hot water, electricity or the Internet? For these reasons, it is imperative to contact your utility providers before moving with Boise local movers. Not sure how to start setting up your utilities? Before you begin packing, check out these simple tips on how to transfer utilities when moving.

Organize

First of all, check out all your utilities before moving. Utilities usually include cable and internet, water and sewer, gas, electricity, satellite, security, trash, and telephone. We recommend that you mark these monthly service providers with their telephone number and contact information in one common list. If you plan to change your supplier when moving, be sure to write down any new contact information.

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When you need to transfer utilities when moving, a good organization is key

Notify suppliers of your move a few weeks before

After you have created all the information about the utilities, you will need to contact each supplier separately to inform them that you are moving. We recommend that you contact most suppliers for at least two weeks in advance. For utilities that require installation, it is recommended to call in advance for a month. Usually, these are cable and Internet services, as well as security system providers.

When planning disconnect and connect dates for gas and electricity, set the disconnect date one or two days after moving. Thus, the light and the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system will work, in case you need to return to your old house to pick up anything that remains. If you live near your new home, think about planning a gas and electricity connection the day before your move. Thus, you can turn on AC or heating if you are moving in extreme weather conditions.

Organize your plumbing and sewage in the city

When it comes to water and sanitation, they will most likely go through your new city. Arrange a service to start working on the day of the move by contacting the city office of municipal services a few weeks before.

Check if HOA contains utilities

Moving to a community with HOA (Homeowners Association)? In this case, your HOA payment may cover basic utilities, including water and sanitation, gas and garbage collection. Paying one monthly bill in the HOA instead of 5 separate bills to various utilities will undoubtedly make the monthly bills simpler and more convenient.

Update address

When making calls to utility providers, be sure to inform them of your new address. Thus, you are sure you will get all future bills. Of course, it’s also nice to change your mailing address using USPS. By logging on to USPS.com, you can easily select the start date for sending your mail.

Pay all bills before moving

Before you transfer utilities when moving, remember to pay past due bills before moving. When calling the utility providers, just ask if you should pay anything at the moment. If so, be sure to pay these outstanding balances before moving, as this could damage your credit rating.

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Paying off balances also means a clean sheet and a new beginning in your new home

Take the last meter reading before you transfer utilities when moving

Before moving, contact your utility provider and read gas, electricity and water meters. Just in case, if you receive unexpected bills after moving. So, keep a copy of the meter reading reports for your records.

Check the energy in your new home

Finally, after you have moved to your new home, we recommend that you plan the arrival of a technician and check the energy of your home. This audit will let you know if you need to improve insulation, air ducts, or a stove in a new house. Essentially, it informs the homeowner about how and where the air enters the house. If something is wrong, you can hire reconstruction contractors to fix it.

Other important tasks that you must complete before moving

In addition to transferring utilities when moving, you must complete several tasks before moving. Important tasks in your moving checklist should also include:

Hiring movers

A few months before moving, start getting to know Idaho moving companies. First, you need to make sure these moving companies are licensed and insured. You also need to check the company’s complaint history through the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the FMCSA search engine. In addition, a reputable and reliable moving company must provide you with either an individual assessment or a video estimate of the cost of moving.

Selling and donating things

The less you move, the better. First of all, your move will be much cheaper. And secondly, it will also save you time when it comes to packing and unpacking your home. Fortunately, there are many ways to get rid of old furniture and unnecessary trinkets. First, you can think about donating items to your local charity. These organizations also offer free donation delivery services. Secondly, there are online markets through which you can sell products, such as Facebook Marketplace, Poshmark, Craigslist or eBay.

Getting moving boxes and other supplies

We recommend getting all moving boxes and supplies long before moving. Looking for free moving boxes? Visit local bookstores, liquor stores, major retail stores, schools, and waste collection points to find used cardboard boxes. You can also find free moving materials in various online markets, including Craigslist, Freecycle, and Facebook Marketplace.

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If you transfer utilities when moving in time, you can start enjoying your new home from day one

Packing

Finally, it’s time to pack! After getting the materials, begin the packing process by packing items that you do not need in the near future. Basic necessities may include seasonal clothing, books, picture frames, art objects, and other household items. Pack your main things last, as you will need them a week before moving. These include cooking utensils, important documents, and pet accessories. Also, do not forget to pack your handbag for the first night in a new house.

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