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 with kids: tips&tricks

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If you thought that moving on your own was stressful, just try moving with kids. This is a situation that could bring even the most composed people to their knees. And we won’t lie to you, because it really doesn’t matter whether you have a toddler or a school-aged child – your relocation is bound to be one bumpy ride. But how you handle the situation will make all the difference and decide whether you come out of this process as a winner. We won’t even think about the alternative.

Whether you are moving down the block or across the state borders, your household move with kids stands a much better chance of success if you follow the five tips we are about to give. If there’s one thing our 130 years of experience have taught us it’s that your kids will demand just as much attention and hard work as the upcoming moving tasks. That’s why professional help is definitely in order.

1. Have a heart-to-heart with your kids

Adults can sometimes have trouble adjusting to a change as big as relocation. So imagine how your young ones must be feeling. They don’t understand the benefits of moving to a safer neighborhood or relocating for a job. All they know is that they are suddenly leaving behind their friends, schools, and familiar surroundings. For that reason, the first thing you should do when your relocation becomes official is to have a family meeting.

A mother and daughter sitting on a bench and talking.
Have an honest conversation with your kids and do so in a warm and loving environment.

Walk your children through the entire process, explain the changes that are in front, as well as why they will be good for the entire family. Ask about their feelings concerning the future and share your past moving experiences. If you have never moved with kids before, there’s one thing you should expect – random tantrums. This is completely normal and expected. But with your help and patience, your kids will slowly get adjusted to the notion of moving and you will be able to start out a new life in a new home.

2. Let your kids be involved in the moving process

One of the biggest mistakes parents make is shutting out their kids during relocation. Of course, the intention behind it is good, as parents are trying to protect their kids as much as possible. But the fact is that if you want your kids to feel more perceptive about the new home, you have to let them participate. There is a ton of ways in which your kids can help you out.

And the best part is that there are so many ways to make your moving day fun that all you have to do is choose the one your kids will love the most. From decorating the boxes with stickers and different colors to making a fort out of used moving boxes, we here at Peasley Moving & Storage can guarantee that a fun moving day will significantly help when moving with kids.

A girl with paint on her hands.
A fun moving day marks a great new chapter of your life.

3. Use your time wisely when moving with kids

There really won’t be any room for improvisation. Before the moving day comes, you will have one very important task in front of you – visiting the new neighborhood and your future home. While teenagers can be involved in the decision-making process, it’s not realistic to expect your four-year-old to help you form an important decision like which house to buy. But they will go through all the emotions nonetheless.

Before the day comes when your movers Boise arrive to pick up your belongings, you must take your kids in a stroll around the new neighborhood. Being familiarized with the new surrounding will definitely help them envision their future life.

Here’s an extra tip: when going through your house, try to bring to life all the future fun that certainly awaits. Point out all the fun games you will play in the living room, talk about family meals while in the kitchen, and envision beautiful summer afternoons on the front porch. With such a beautiful image in mind, your kids will become eager to embark on this new chapter that awaits.

4. Have a ‘see you soon’ party

One of the main reasons why moving is so hard for kids is because they feel like they are going to lose their friends. So instead of throwing the usual going away party, why not invite your kid’s friends over and throw a kid-friendly party? Stock up on muffins, juice, and confetti. Having fun with their friends will help your children feel less lonely and certainly less sad. And there’s nothing that will be more helpful with surviving your relocation with kids than seeing a smile on their faces.

Desserts to have before moving with kids.
A couple of friends and some cupcakes are all that is needed for a great party!

5. Enlist the help of a kid-friendly moving company

Once the moving day finally comes, you can rest assured that you will be swamped with work. From packing to preparing your items for storage, the list of moving tasks will just go on and on. In all that hustle and bustle, you won’t have enough time to dedicate to your kids. For that reason, it’s a very good idea to hire a kid-friendly company. A lot of companies have recognized the problem many parents face. So, as a special service, they are offering special child care on the day of the move.

If for any reason such a company isn’t available or is too expensive, you can always ask a relative for a helping hand. Just make sure you have someone who will watch over your kids on your moving day. Trust us – moving with kids will be hard even with the additional help. So you can only imagine how complicated it will be without it.

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