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

Planning your moving budget – how to do it right?

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    Relocating from one home to another can be a very complicated endeavor, as well as a rather expensive one. There are various factors that influence the moving cost and planning for them is the best course of action. That is why, in this article, Peasley Moving & Storage is going to provide you with a step-by-step guide to planning your moving budget. We will go over the essentials, as well as what you may want to do to reinforce your budget.

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    Planning your moving budget may seem daunting at first, but it gets easier when you have a guide to follow.

    Planning your moving budget in seven simple steps

    1. Inventory
    2. Research
    3. Scheduling
    4. Planning for expenses
    5. Assist your budget
    6. Put some money on the side
    7. Think about additional costs

    Of course, if you have any other expenses that are unique to your situation, you will want to factor them in as well. No two relocations are alike, after all. For example, if you require freight shipping Boise, you will want to include it in your projections. But for the most part, following these steps will make budget planning much easier.

    Taking inventory

    The first thing you will want to do is figure out exactly what you will be taking with you. Relocation costs are tied to the number, volume, and weight of items that you will be transporting. This is also the part where you will want to declutter. Alternatively, if you simply can’t part with any of your belongings, factor in the costs of heated storage Boise into your budget. Once you have a firm grasp on which items will be making the trip with you to your new home, move on to step 2.

    The most important step of planning your moving budget – The research process

    This is the most important step of the entire process. You simply can’t plan your budget without having relevant information. Do note, however, that this step may take considerable time to complete. It is advisable that you start as early as possible. The first thing you will want to do is check the prices of Boise moving services. While talking to your movers, pay attention to any “extra” expenses that your relocation might incur. Examples of this are specialty items such as pianos, pool tables, and safes. Inquire about moving insurance, as well.

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    Make sure to account for any specialty items that you have.

    Basically, the more questions you ask of your movers and the more information you get, the better. Also, do not limit yourself to one company only, “shop around” and see what is the best deal that you can get. Just be wary of any offers that are “too good to be true”, as they might indicate a moving scam.

    Decide on when you want to relocate

    The date of your relocation can also significantly influence your relocation costs. Expect to pay more if you are relocating during the summer since it is the peak season and you will have a difficult time booking a moving company. Most people move during this period, which is why moving companies charge the most. If you can plan to move during the winter, you may find that there are much better deals available to you. Regardless, this decision will have a financial impact and you will need to factor it into your budget planning.

    Consider everyday expenses

    Your relocation is not the only thing that will “drain” your moving budget. What you need to do is to factor in everyday expenses, as well. You will still need to buy groceries, take your kids to school, and pay for other services.

    To properly plan for this, you will want to keep track of your monthly expenses prior to the relocation. That way, you will have a clear grasp of what you need simply to function normally. While you can keep these expenses separate from your moving budget, it is much easier if you combine them. That way, you will be dealing with a single budget and not needing to manage two of them.

    Earning money/keeping relocation costs low

    The best way to keep relocation costs low is to cut down on “unnecessary” spending. This means that you might want to refrain from going to a restaurant, or recreating your favorite dishes. Keep it simple, cook food for several days, don’t buy any new clothing or items during the period, that sort of thing.

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    Try to refrain from eating in a restaurant if you want to save money.

    You can also save money on packing supplies by visiting your local stores and asking for a box or two. Then see if any “pay it forward” groups are active within your area. There are many reasons to join a pay it forward group, but in this case, it will help you manage your moving budget. Obtaining cheap/free moving supplies is one of the best ways to reinforce your moving budget. Lastly, you can hold a garage sale for the items you will not be taking with you.

    Prepare an emergency fund

    This step might not be the easiest for everyone but it is an important one if you can manage it. Try to set aside some money for unexpected situations. The fact of the matter is that relocations can be very unpredictable and having some security is going to go a long way toward a stress-free move. Ideally, you will want to set aside three months’ worth of living expenses, just in case. At least that is what financial experts say.

    The last step of planning your moving budget – Set aside some money for additional costs

    It is very easy to focus on relocation costs alone when creating a moving budget. But you will also want to take some time and think if there are things that you need to pay for, outside of the relocation. If you have kids, for example, maybe you need to pay for childcare? The same goes with pets, if there are any expenses that your pets require, factor them in as well.

    You will also want to consider if taking the time off of work will influence your financial situation. There is a myriad of small things that you might need to pay for, and all of them need to be included in planning your moving budget. The name of the game is “thorough“. You will want to make sure that there is nothing unaccounted for.

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