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

Post-move cleanup guide for first-time movers

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    Making sure that your new home is clean and ready to be inhabited is a huge part of the relocation process. Since cleaning will most likely be necessary, you have two choices. You can handle it on your own, wasting time and energy in the process, or you can opt for hiring professional cleaning services. If you choose the latter, you may want to ask your movers for recommendations. Take into consideration that professional movers often have valuable contacts that can handle such tasks – some even have their own crews handle cleaning for an extra fee. However, if you are set on taking care of the ordeal personally, we can help you save some time. Follow our post-move cleanup guide and do the work on your own!

    A simple 4-step post-move cleanup

    In a nutshell, these are the things you will want to do:

    • Make the clean-up easier
    • Obtain the necessary cleaning supplies
    • Figure out where to start
    • Clean one room at a time

    While this may seem quite simple, the cleaning process may be quite intricate and will require plenty of effort. Make sure that you are well-rested and in the right state of mind when you arrive at your new home. You might even want to consider storage pods Boise for safeguarding some of your belongings. By storing some of your things, you are going to make the whole process a lot easier for yourself. And that is exactly the first thing that we are going to talk about.

    Start by making things easier for you

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    Learn how to make cleaning easier on yourself.

    Everything in this world is easier if you have a couple of friends or family members assisting you. Consider asking your friends for a bit of help as that will make the whole endeavor much more bearable. You will also want to prepare in advance, by making a to-do list for everyone involved. That way, every person will know their place and their specific tasks. You may want to book the more demanding tasks such as cleaning the toilet or drainage for yourself, though.

    Also, you will want to make sure that there is as little to do concerning your own items after the relocation. That means cleaning your clothes and other belongings before you relocate. If you don’t do that, you might find yourself being overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work in front of you. Most Idaho moving companies recommend that you wash and iron all of your clothes, as well as pillowcases, towels, bedcovers, and any similar belongings before packing them. And that doesn’t only simplify the packing process. By doing all this work in advance, you are effectively minimizing the work you have to do once you move. And there will be plenty of that, trust us.

    Necessary supplies

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    You will need to obtain some cleaning supplies beforehand.

    You will want to prepare cleaning supplies ahead of time. Ideally, you will either have them in one of the moving boxes that are the first to come out of the truck. To figure out exactly what you need, you will need to consider the surfaces you have in your new home. These days, you will also want to ensure that all the cleaning supplies are “extra strong”. You don’t want to take any chances with who lived there before you came along and how they lived.

    If you are introducing pets and small children to your new home, you may want to consider eco-friendly supplies instead. Otherwise, go with the strongest stuff on the market. You don’t need to break the bank on the supplies, either. You can utilize some homemade stuff, such as vinegar solution and similar.

    Knowing where to start is important

    Getting into the very core of our post-move cleanup guide, the most important thing when it comes to cleaning is knowing where to start. While this is something that might not be ideal for everyone, starting with the freezer and the fridge is what most interstate movers recommend. That way, you will be able to make a basic meal for your family at any point in the process. And the fridge/freezer cleaning process takes quite some time, as well.

    Start by removing all the drawers and shelves. Clean and disinfect each one separately. Utilize a simple vinegar solution and a bit of soap to clean the inside of the fridge. That way, you will make sure to remove any residual smell from the relocation. Make sure that everything is thoroughly scrubbed before you put back the drawers and shelves. With the fridge and the freezer out of the way, you have a bit of lenience when choosing the next room.

    Condense your efforts to one room at a time

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    Always clean a place to rest first.

    You never want to spread your cleaning effort to multiple rooms. What you want is to go inside one room and not go out until it’s done. This will prevent you from having to do things over and over. The only exception to this rule is the bathroom. You will want to start cleaning the bathroom first, yes, but to clean the toilets and sinks, you will need to pour in some chemicals and let them stay there for a while before you come back to it.

    While you will want to prioritize the rooms that you are not actively using straight away, make sure to make cleaning your bedroom a priority. You are going to need sleep after all that hard work, after all, and sleeping in a clean, comfy, bed is going to refill the energy you’ve spent.

    If all else fails, there are always cleaning services

    Cleaning is a lot of work, truth be told. If you, at any point, figure out that you will simply not be able to manage it on your own, you can always hire cleaning services. While following our post-move cleanup guide is a cheaper alternative, sometimes you simply don’t have the time for it. Ideally, you will want to find a good cleaning company ahead of time and schedule the cleaning date. The state of Idaho does not have a shortage of cleaning companies, that’s for certain. For best results, arrange matters so that your cleaners do their job before the movers Star ID arrive. That way, the only thing you will need to do is make sure that your own belongings are clean.

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