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

Pros and cons of buying a fixer-upper in Idaho

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    Purchasing a home for yourself is a lot harder (and more expensive) than it used to be. Even if you choose to live in one of the more affordable states, such as Idaho, you may not be able to finance a great home for yourself and your family. Then you hear about an interesting option. Buying a fixer-upper in Idaho. At a glance, this is an idea that does not have any drawbacks. Sure, you will be investing some of your time in fixing the place up but you are getting a home at a bargain price! Then you hire one of the movers Kuna ID has on offer, relocate to your new place, and figure out it is not exactly that simple. There are advantages and disadvantages to this plan, which we are going to detail in this article.

    Pros and cons of buying a fixer-upper in Idaho

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    Be prepared for numerous “small repairs”.

    Here’s a small overview of what buying a fixer-upper is all about:

    • Affordability
    • Choose your own fixtures
    • An investment opportunity
    • A ticket for getting into expensive neighborhoods
    • A risky venture

    Purchasing a place that you need to spend considerable resources on is an interesting proposition. After all, there are people out there making millions on similar ventures. But what you need to realize is that unless you are a professional, getting the most out of a fixer-upper is really difficult. Before you can hire your local movers Boise to relocate you to your new shiny home, there will be a lot to do. And it might not really “pay off” if you are not careful.

    Affordability

    Pro – It will cost you less to purchase a home

    The main reason for purchasing a fixer-upper is how affordable it is. You can get a lot more square footage, or get into a better neighborhood, for a fraction of the price. This is the main reason why people choose to purchase one in the first place. Some people even choose to live in such a home, slowly improving it as the years go by. They simply hire one of the Idaho moving companies to bring in their belongings and start living in the fixer-upper “as is”. It’s not exactly ideal, but it is a home on a budget after all. In fact, it might be even more plausible to do it this way instead of going into unnecessary debt. But for the most part, you are going to want (even need) to invest some of your savings to make the place more livable.

    This brings us to our first downside.

    Con – You may go way over your budget

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    You will most likely encounter additional restoration costs.

    Estimating how much the repairs will cost is one of the most difficult parts of the process. As you might already be aware, even a small home improvement may prove to be a lot more expensive than initially estimated. Even professionals who fix homes for a living cannot give you an accurate estimate unless they spend a couple of days inside the home. And you are not going to have that option prior to the purchase. That is why you need to prepare yourself for needing to invest much more than you originally estimate. Most homes are like this, actually, but fixer-uppers are even “worse”. They can truly be a bottomless pit when it comes to the amount of money you need to pour in.

    Investment opportunity

    Not everyone buys fixer-uppers to live in them. They are actually quite good investment opportunities, depending on the location of the home. In some neighborhoods, getting a fixer-upper “back on its feet” can net you a considerable monetary gain. The following pros and cons, however, are applicable to both investments and buying a home for yourself.

    Pro – You choose where the money goes

    The fact of the matter is that you are going to remodel more or less the entire home. This means that you have the opportunity to choose the fixtures and the rooms that you want to really spruce up. Want a luxury bathroom? Not a problem, just invest more resources into it. In an already established home, customizations are usually not cost-effective. But fixer-uppers are more of a blank canvas than anything else. You decide where to spend your money, and how you want your home to look like when it’s finished.

    Pro – Home value gets significantly increased

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    One of the best things about fixing a home is that its value will significantly increase.

    Needless to say, the price of a refurbished fixer-upper is going to be much greater than it was initially. This is what makes these homes such a profitable investment in most cases. However, what you need to realize is that sometimes the cost of repair can be a lot higher than the difference in the initial and repaired price. That is why you may want to try and minimize the costs of repair. For example, utilizing portable self-storage solutions to assist you in the process can be a very cost-effective option. It will allow you easy access to all the necessary tools and equipment, right next to your property. There are some limitations, of course, but it is a great way to get the most out of your storage space.

    Con – Financing options

    The issue with remodeling homes is that there are no easy ways to finance them. There are options, don’t get us wrong, but none of them are really good. The state of Idaho does not provide you with any tax returns on your credit card interest rates, so financing the remodel with one is a no-go. There are some specialized loan deals that you can take advantage of but none of them will provide you with great interest rates when buying a fixer-upper in Idaho, either.

    The main problem is that you simply don’t know how much money you are going to need for the complete remodel. It can fall within your expectations but chances are that you will spend way more than what you initially thought. And this can be a veritable deathtrap, financially speaking.

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