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

Secrets of a successful interstate move

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Moving to another state can feel like an insurmountable challenge when you first start preparing for it. And it’s true: there are a lot of things to do and a lot of problems you might encounter. But thousands have succeeded before and will in the future. So what’s their secret? Well, you’re about to find out! We’ve gathered all the secrets of a successful interstate move into one handy guide that will make your relocation infinitely easier. From hiring the best Idaho movers to dealing with post-relocation depression, here’s everything you need to know about interstate moving.

The most important secrets of a successful interstate move

Moving interstate is no fun if you don’t know what you’re doing. You can easily get tangled up and lost in everything you need to do, forget something important, or even end up the victim of a moving scam if you’re not careful. But with a few very important tips and tricks, you’ll find that interstate moving doesn’t have to be like that. Here are the three most important things to keep in mind to make sure your relocation to another state goes smoothly.

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Moving to another state can be intimidating, but you’ll feel at home in no time with these tips!

Hire good movers

Arguably the most important decision you will have to make when moving home to another state is which interstate movers Boise to hire. You may at this point be thinking, “but I don’t want to hire movers.” And you’re probably not the only one. Many people who like to be in control of their relocation or simply want to be thrifty opt not to hire movers and conduct the move themselves. This can be an option when you’re moving locally. But it’s no secret that movers are a necessity when you’re moving interstate. So do some research, contact the top-rated moving companies in your area and start comparing those moving quotes!

Make a plan

Here’s another one of the not-so-secret secrets of a successful interstate move: you’re not getting far without a plan. There’s a lot to do between getting a moving estimate and unpacking in your new home. You don’t want to forget any of it, do you? So write up a checklist or make a schedule for all your packing and moving activities. That way you can keep on track easily!

Start early

There’s one thing you don’t want happening on your moving day – your movers are there and you’re not ready. That’s a complete and total nightmare! So don’t let yourself get in a position where you need to rush through things just to make sure everything gets done. Instead, start preparing for the move as soon as possible. Don’t procrastinate and start working on your relocation as soon as you know that it’s happening. You don’t have to immediately jump into packing; do some research, prepare mentally for a change, start gathering all your documentation, look for a job long-distance. There are many things you’ll need to do when moving to another state. So start doing them immediately because none of them should be left for the last minute!

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Make sure to give yourself enough time to prepare for the relocation!

Packing secrets of a successful interstate move

We know what you’re thinking: packing is the worst part of moving. It’s true – this part of the process is very time consuming and physically exhausting. The easiest way to deal with it, of course, is to get professional packers to do it for you. But that’s not for everyone all the time. So if you want to pack by yourself, you’ll need to know a few good packing secrets of a successful interstate move.

Declutter before packing

Regardless of whether you are packing by yourself or paying your movers to do it for you, decluttering is always a good idea. Get rid of all the things that sit around gathering dust because you don’t actually use them. You can sell them for some extra cash, donate them to a good cause or just plain throw them away if they’re completely unusable. Clothes you’ve outgrown, technology you’ve upgraded or furniture that you plan to replace in your new home – all of these can find a better home somewhere else. And the best part is that you will have less to pack and you’ll pay less for packing supplies and packing services.

Get plenty of packing materials

Having everything you need in advance will help you when packing. So gather all your supplies before you start! And however many boxes or rolls of tape or labeling markers you think you’ll need, get a few extra. If you end up with too many supplies, you can always repurpose them or get rid of them. If you end up a few boxes short, you’ll waste time searching for more.

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Don’t forget that labeling is a part of packing!

Be organized

Packing for a move is rarely a one-day type of task when you’re doing it alone. Depending on the strategy you choose, you may spend weeks packing slowly or you may rush through it over a couple of days. But either way, staying organized is the only way to do it right. One option is to start with the things you use the least. That way you can start packing very early on. Then, move on to things you use rarely and gradually move up to the essentials which you’ll pack with only days to spare. The other option is to go room-by-room if you don’t have much time. Whichever you choose, make sure you have a list of things to pack so you can keep track of how far you’ve come!

The secrets of a successful interstate move to help you with the post-relocation period

Just as a relocation doesn’t end when you walk through the door, the secrets of a successful interstate move are not only about the process itself. Once you’re in your new home, there’s still work to do. First, you’ll want to clean your new home and start unpacking. Then, you should look into any legal and administrative requirements related to moving to a new state such as re-registering your car, applying for insurance or finding a new doctor and vet. Finally, don’t forget to get to know your neighbors and your neighborhood. It is only when you’ve done this that you will truly feel at home in your new home state.

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