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

Meeting your neighbors after moving: 5 tips to do it right

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Moving is an opportunity to start afresh in a new place. In some ways, this is a good thing – new home, new job, new experiences. In other ways, this can be a very difficult and trying time. Having left everything you know behind, you will now need to rebuild your whole social circle. Meeting your neighbors after moving is a great place to start doing that. But that can be kind of awkward. Do you just walk up to someone else’s house while your Idaho movers are still bringing boxes into yours? That doesn’t sound like a good way to start things off. So let’s take a look at some of the best tips for introducing yourself to a new neighborhood.

The importance of meeting your neighbors after moving

Meeting your neighbors might not be high on your list of priorities immediately after your relocation. After all, you still need to clean your house, unpack and overall settle in. You may even still be looking for a new job, a new school for your kids, or vet for your pets. And if you’re not a social person by nature, you may simply not want to meet people. But getting to know the people in your neighborhood is important. Aside from your family, these are the people you are going to be physically closest to in your new home. They can be an excellent resource – they can help you when you need it, provide companionship and make you feel welcome in an unfamiliar environment. Besides, freight companies Idaho usually take a few days to deliver your shipment. So you have some time before unpacking begins to put yourself out there!

Friends you can make after meeting your neighbors after moving.
Your neighbors can become your friends and everything is better with friends!

Meeting your neighbors after moving without any awkwardness

It can be a bit awkward meeting new people. You still don’t know how to act around each other and small talk about the weather really only gets you so far. So here are 5 tips on how to meet your neighbors after moving in enjoyable ways.

#1: Start things off on the right foot

Whether we like it or not, first impressions do matter. You want yours to be a good one! So make sure to start things off in a pleasant and polite way. If you see any of your neighbors on moving day, make sure to smile and wave or even go over to greet them if they seem open to it. While you’re waiting on your door to door shipping international delivery, flex your kitchen skills and do some baking. There’s no better way to introduce yourself than by bringing over muffins or cookies to your new neighbors! This will also give you a topic of conversation to start with – share recipes or talk about your favorite foods.

#2: Throw a housewarming party once you’re settled in

This step might have to wait until after your residential movers have left and you’ve unpacked all your boxes. But it is a very popular and very good way to meet your neighbors – throw a housewarming party! Provide snacks and drinks to treat your new friends or make it a potluck to make everyone feel like they’re contributing. Either way, create a positive and welcoming atmosphere in your home. Your neighbors will surely return the favor by welcoming you into the neighborhood the same way! And if a bit of alcohol makes for some quick bonding, that’s even better.

Party supplies.
Throwing a party is always a good idea.

#3: Participate in community events

Socializing with your neighbors doesn’t always have to happen at home. You can also join events where they are already participating. Look into what’s happening around the neighborhood. Are there any upcoming local sporting events? Could you maybe sign up for a baking competition? Or is there a produce fair coming up that you can visit? More locally, you can ask around about a neighborhood book club or any other activities your neighbors organize together. And if you’re more politically minded, try joining with the local branch of your chosen party. These are great ways to meet like-minded people!

#4: Spend time outside when meeting your neighbors after moving

You obviously won’t be meeting anyone by simply staying at home. In order to make friends, you’ll need to leave your house. And frequently. Now, just walking around hoping to run into a neighbor and strike up a conversation with them might be a bit weird. But you could spend some time at the nearest park or try giving your dog a bit more exercise. That way, you have a good reason to be outside and a great way to start a conversation. On top of helping you meet your neighbors, this will also help you get to know the neighborhood itself and feel more at home in it.

Couple walking a dog.
Walking your dog can be an opportunity to socialize for the both of you.

#5: Ask for help and advice

It may seem weird, but a good way to meet people and forge lasting bonds is to ask for help. Studies have shown that people like being asked things. It makes us feel respected and trusted. So the next time you’re not sure about the best way to do some housework, knock on the door of that family you saw doing some remodeling last week. Or visit the elderly couple down the street and ask them for advice on how to handle a difficult situation. Your neighbors will feel appreciated, you will get the help you need and most importantly: you’ll make some new friends!

Remember to nurture your relationships

It’s important to remember that meeting your neighbors after moving is just the first step. These people can become great close friends and confidants and having them on your side will be useful when you need to leave your home for a while or something bad happens and you need help urgently. So make sure to nurture your relationships in the neighborhood. Talk to people regularly, participate in local events, check up on your neighbors’ health and well-being, offer your help when you can, and just be an overall good neighbor. That way you can forge lasting bonds.

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