Founded in 1890, Peasley Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Peasley Moving & Storage will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

OUR ACTIONS FOR COVID-19

All Peasley Moving & Storage Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Peasley Moving & Storage continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Peasley Moving & Storage requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century!

~ Peasley Moving & Storage  

Last-minute moving checklist

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Last-minute moving is always hectic. You might be struggling to keep your head afloat in the sea of things to do. However, most of the time it is not really quite that difficult as it may seem. By organizing your efforts, you can reduce the stress and keep your mind at one task at a time. You will definitely need to look for movers Star ID as doing a DIY move as a last-minute one is all but impossible. There are several more critical tasks that really need to be in your last-minute moving checklist. We are going to go through all of them in this article.

The most important tasks for your last-minute moving checklist!

Here is the shortlist of all the most important tasks to put on your checklist:

  • Contact professional mover as soon as possible
  • Get packing supplies and cardboard boxes
  • Declutter while packing!
  • Add “ask friends for help” in your last-minute moving checklist
  • Transfer your utilities, medical records, and school records
  • Inform family, friends, and neighbors
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Prepare for your last-minute move. Contact a professional moving company immediately.

Contact professional mover as soon as possible

This really needs to be the first thing that you do. You will need help with your move and professional movers are the guys to call. So go online, do a quick search of Idaho moving companies, select a few that you like, and start contacting them. If you are relocating in the middle of the moving season, it might be difficult to get the exact moving date that you want. That is why you need to start calling immediately. The more companies you call, the greater the chances that one of them will be able to move you within your desired timeframe.

You will, however, not have much room for negotiation. But you don’t want to say “yes” to everything, either. You need to keep a cool head and sound just like you have all the time in the world to move. If you sound desperate, that might prompt some less scrupulous moving companies to take advantage of you and your situation. Also, never go with only the online estimates, insist that they send someone over to do a proper, in-house, estimate. That way, there will be no nasty surprises down the line.

Get packing supplies and cardboard boxes

On short notice, your best bet for obtaining the boxes is either your moving company or a local store. But do take at least an hour from your schedule to visit your local stores and ask if they have some to spare. Usually, you will visit stores until you have all the boxes that you need. But last-minute moving means that you will not have time for that. But it is always wise to try and cut down on the costs. Every bit helps. As for the packing materials, you may want to ask your movers about what exactly is it that you need. Packing tape, peanuts, and paper, some bubble wrapping, that sort of thing. It all depends on what you have to pack. But you will need some, so plan a trip to the store.

Also, if you have any items that are notoriously difficult to move, such as a piano, notify your movers immediately. Piano moving can take quite a bit of time if the piano is especially delicate, and may require special considerations. Make sure that your piano movers Boise have as much information as possible before they come to relocate it. Other than that, you will need to do most of the packing on your own. If you really do not have time for it, you can always hire packing services from movers, which will eliminate the need for packing materials and boxes, as well. But it does come with a price tag so your mileage may vary.

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Gather all necessary moving boxes and packing supplies.

One of the tasks for your last-minute moving checklist – Declutter while packing!

Normally, the decluttering process is a slow one, where you deliberate on every item. You simply don’t have the time for it right now. While in the process of packing, don’t just pack everything mindlessly. The fewer boxes there are in the end, the cheaper your move will be. The best thing to do here is to just put an item that you are unsure of on the side pile. The same with items you are going to throw away. After you’re done with packing the rest of your stuff, come back to these items and do a final pass before you pack or throw them away.

Add “ask friends for help” in your last-minute moving checklist

Your checklist tasks need to include asking for help. You are moving within a tight timeframe and you need all the help you can get. Asking for help the right way will ensure that you or your friends are not feeling bad about the whole thing. Make sure that you thank them properly later on, though.

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Call your friends and ask them for help with your upcoming move.

Transfer your utilities, medical records, and school records

You will need to make a lot of calls for this one. Luckily, most of these records are really easy to transfer but require some time. What you need to do is make sure that you at least start the process for utilities, medical records, and so on. Pay special care to the utilities, however. It is best to have them transferred sooner rather than later, so the best thing to do is to start with them. Don’t neglect the others, too. You need to see what you can transfer online and what records you have to take with you. It might be really difficult (and costly) to have to go back to your old area just for these records.

Inform family, friends, and neighbors

Finally, you will want to inform everyone that is close to you that you will be moving. It may come as a shock to some of them so try to give them as much time to adjust as you can. While you’re informing them, you might as well do the whole “two-birds-one-stone” thing and ask them for help.

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Everyone from the packers to the movers were awesome! They were all very professional and showed up when they were supposed to. would definitely use them again.

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