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

Moving as a student – how to do it on a budget?

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    A defining chapter of your life is about to begin. It looks challenging, feels daunting, but you know it will be awesome. But before you can jump into student life, there’s only one little thing to take care of – moving. Now, a lot of people will tell you that moving as a student is all about compromises. While there’s truth to that, it doesn’t mean you’ll have to give up on all the things you love and leave them behind. Nor that you’ll have to break your bank to get to your destination. If you organize well and take the advice from some of the best movers in the Boise area, you can cut the costs without cutting corners. That’s exactly what this guide will help you do.

    Research, research, research!

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    Finding the right movers is essential when moving as a student. And, it’s an excellent way to start honing your research skills!

    If there’s one thing that makes studying productive and (not necessarily) easier, it’s the ability to do thorough research. This is the first step toward a successful relocation, whether you’re moving as a student, for a job, or anything else, really. Therefore, since you’re trying to cut as many costs as possible, it’s best if you take a systematic approach. Here are some things you should focus on.

    Find and schedule good movers way in advance

    Moving already consists of too many chores. Adding juggling multiple companies to the list only makes it more stressful. Not to mention – more expensive. Here’s a good way to approach the problematics:

    • Research movers in-depth. It’s important to find a well-rounded moving company, that has all the moving services Boise ID you’ll need;
    • Schedule moving date a few months in advance. It ensures you don’t have to look for the movers in a hurry and contend with second-grade companies. Also, you can get a neat little discount if you do this;
    • If possible, move during the off-season. You’ll pay less for the relocation and ensure you have the movers you want.

    Audit the budget

    Once you’re done researching the movers, you should have a pretty nice list of adequate moving companies. Now, it’s time to draft a budget. Fortunately, movers themselves can help you figure this one out.

    For starters, head to moving companies’ websites, and use a free quote calculator. Every moving company has one and, although it’s not super accurate, it’s good enough to get you started. It will give you a rough idea of how much your relocation is going to cost. More importantly, it will help you determine which movers you can afford.

    Now, although a quote calculator is an excellent starter, once the relocation gets into the planning phase, you’ll need a more precise number. To get it, call the companies that caught your eye and schedule a virtual online estimate. That way, you’ll have the most accurate quote, all services and expenses included.

    • Pro tip: Don’t forget to ask for promotions and student discounts! More often than not, a moving company will have a neat deal going for you.

    Choose the right way to move

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    “How” you’ll move depends on “where” you’ll move.

    Not every move is the same. Different types of relocations have different requirements and, therefore, demand a specific approach. Therefore, figuring out the right way to move should be high on your priority lists.

    For instance, if you’re moving locally, you can get by with renting a van and handling the almost entire move on your own. However, if you’re moving abroad, you’ll need a reliable way to ship your stuff, without paying an arm and a leg. So, shipping container overseas is a much better option, in this instance.

    • Pro Tip: Talk to your movers to find a solution that will fit your needs and your budget. More often than not, they’ll offer good advice that will make your move cheaper and your life easier.

    Travel light

    When moving as a student, you’re heading off into the unknown. Well, not if you took our advice and did the research. Still, acclimating to the new environment can be daunting. As such, you may feel the need to prepare for anything and everything. Therefore, bringing as much stuff as you can seem like a good idea. This is a wrong way of thinking and, also, one that will skyrocket the price of your relocation. So, before you start packing, think long and hard about what you really need. Not about what you may need. It’s a good idea to make a list, and revise it a few times to make sure you’re not bringing more than necessary.

    • Pro Tip #1: If you have to bring the majority of your belongings with you, consider using portable storage Boise moving companies provide. It’s an affordable way to stay organized and keep your belongings safe, without cluttering your new home.
    • Pro Tip #2: Instead of paying rent while you’re away, it’s a much better option to put your stuff in storage. This is far cheaper and lets you save a lot in the long run.

    Declutter

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    You can save quite the sum on packing supplies.

    Decluttering is one of the best ways to cut the costs of moving. You’ll get rid of unnecessary belongings and, therefore, lighten the load. Since cargo weight is a critical component of moving costs, the lighter it is, the less you’ll pay.

    Packing (with a bit of slacking)

    Packing materials can eat up quite a nice chunk out of your moving budget. But, do they have to? Absolutely not! If you don’t mind doing some legwork, you can cut these costs to a minimum:

    • Scout the local shops and stores for used boxes. Bear in mind, though, that you’ll have to reinforce them. So, buying a lot of packing tape is non-negotiable;
    • Find a bunch of old newspapers. Although they aren’t ideal for wrapping, they are excellent for padding;
    • Get heavy-duty plastic trash bags. They are a cheap way to pack clothes and some soft unbreakables. They are still plastic bags though, so don’t overfill them.

    Pro Tip: Never ever use alternative packing materials to pack sensitives and breakables. They might look sturdy, but they don’t have the integrity to keep your items safe during transport.

    And now, an amazing new chapter of your life can begin

    Moving as a student is all about excitement and enthusiasm. A fantastic adventure, that you’ll emerge out of as a better person. And, yes – it will be challenging. You’ll face difficulties, you’ll even struggle from time to time. But, when the day comes to look back upon it, you’ll know it’s was worth it.

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