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 day meal plan for first-time movers

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When you’re moving for the first time, everything is new, unfamiliar, and stressful. Anything you can do to make your moving day easier is, therefore, a good idea. And one such idea that people don’t talk about often enough is planning your meals for moving day ahead of time. Even with the help of the best Idaho moving companies, you’ll have a lot to do on moving day and not a lot of time. If you don’t plan in advance, you can easily end up hungry on your way to your new address. But a moving day meal plan will resolve that. It’ll save you time, effort, and energy. It’ll also keep you healthy and energized for the relocation. So it’s definitely something worth thinking about.

Why create a meal plan for moving day?

Meal prep is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about preparing for a move. You might think about the local movers Boise you’re going to hire or all the packing you’ll have to do. But everyone has to eat. On moving day especially, you’ll need a lot of energy. Yet, you won’t have a lot of time to cook while running around and putting finishing touches on moving boxes. This is why meal prep is a good solution for moving day. You can decide on what to eat and prepare all your meals in advance. Then, when moving day dawns, you’ll have one less thing to stress over.

Moving day meal plan example - vegetarian dish in tupperware.
Meal prep will help you get food ready for the entire family quickly and well in advance of moving day.

What to eat on moving day?

As a general rule, you want to eat something nutritious that gives you a lot of energy but isn’t too heavy. You’ll be doing a lot on moving day so you’ll need to have the energy for it. But you also don’t want to go into a food coma after every meal. So something light, that you can eat quickly on the go but that will still keep you going all day is ideal. Some things you want to have in your fridge as moving day approaches are:

  • a variety of fruits and veggies (especially greens)
  • eggs
  • lean meats (like chicken or turkey)
  • bread
  • low-fat dairy products (like milk, yogurt, and some cheeses)
  • nuts and nut butters

Moving day meal plan: breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It gives you the strength and energy to start your day off on the right foot. That’s especially important when you’re moving because relocations typically start early in the mornings. You are most likely, therefore, to do most of the heavy lifting between breakfast and lunch. So eat like you’ll be doing the work heavy equipment movers do – eat something that can sustain you for a while. The best ideas for morning meals that you can prepare in advance are:

  • Overnight oats and cereal: full of protein, fiber, carbohydrates, and nutrients; filling and exceptionally easy to make, oatmeal and cereal are good choices for a healthy breakfast every day
  • Toast, sandwiches, bagels, and pastries: filling, easy to make, and with a variety of different flavor profile options, all types of bread and pastry are a good breakfast to make when you’re on the go; if you’re on an especially tight schedule, you can also always get them from a local bakery and save yourself time and effort
  • Eggs: what makes eggs such a good moving day breakfast is that you can make them in a variety of ways – sunny side up, scrambled, boiled; you can combine them with other foods like bread or lean meats; they’re quick and easy to prepare (even microwave friendly) and they will still be a good, hearty, energizing meal
Oatmeal in a bowl.
Oatmeal with some yogurt and fruits is a great way to start moving day.

Moving day meal plan: lunch

Odds are that you won’t have a lot of time for lunch on moving day. Either you’ll be finishing loading the truck and leaving your old home or you’ll already be in the car on the way to your new address. Either way, you should not expect an elaborate family meal for lunch. Instead, consider one of these:

  • Salads or other vegetable-based meals: vegetables are healthy, tasty, full of fiber and protein, and easily digestible food so they make a perfect lunch for moving day; pack a nice energizing salad or some steamed or grilled veggies to go and you have a quick meal you can eat on the go
  • Sandwiches, wraps, rolls, burritos: grab whatever you have in the fridge from lunch meats to vegetables to dinner leftovers and put it in your favorite bread and you’ve got a whole meal; sandwiches, wraps, and rolls are easy to make, easy to pack, and suitable for eating on the go
Burritos.
Easy to make and even easier to eat, burritos make for a great lunch option.

Moving day meal plan: dinner

Even with the help of the best residential movers IDmoving is going to be exhausting. By the time you’re in your new home and dinner rolls around, you won’t have the energy to prepare much. So don’t! Eat the leftovers from previous moving day meals instead of letting them sit until they go stale or turn bad. Or buy some pre-made microwaveable or reheatable meals at the local store and unpack the microwave early.

Finally, if you really want a lazy evening in without any effort on your part, order some takeout delivery. Every neighborhood has some pizza place, Chinese restaurant, or another fast-food establishment that delivers. This is your chance to start getting to know the neighborhood immediately!

Don’t forget about snacks!

When you’re preparing your moving day meal plan, you should keep in mind that most people don’t just eat the three major meals during the day: we also love snacks. And when you’re moving, snacks can actually be good for you. Healthy, nutritious snacks will give you an energy boost and keep you full between meals while you’re too busy with the move to actually eat. And while you should cut yourself some slack and enjoy some chips or a chocolate bar on moving day, it is also important that most of your snacks are something like nuts, granola bars, fruits, and nut butters, and sports drinks. These will fit great into your meal prep.

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