Founded in 1890, Peasley Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Peasley Moving & Storage will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

OUR ACTIONS FOR COVID-19

All Peasley Moving & Storage Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Peasley Moving & Storage continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Peasley Moving & Storage requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century!

~ Peasley Moving & Storage  

Storing holiday decorations – why and how?

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Despite all the unfortunate events 2020 has brought upon us, it’s that magical time of the year again. The end of the year always brings with it Christmas activities that we all know and love, like decorating the tree, sipping hot chocolate, and singing Christmas carols. But once January comes, you will have to do something that follows Christmas – pack your holiday decorations and keep them safely tucked away for the next eleven months. Properly storing holiday decorations is important if you plan on using your ornaments and lights the following year. Now, saying that you need to pack your decorations with care is easy. The tricky part is actually doing it. But you have nothing to worry about because, as one of the best Idaho moving companies, Peasley Moving & Storage has all the tips and tricks you could need during this process.

Storing holiday decorations

Santa Claus holding cookies.
Christmas is truly the most magical time of the year. But even Christmas takes some preparation.

Know that storing your Christmas ornaments shouldn’t take up too much of your time – not if you focus on the task and do it correctly. As to why, where, and how, keep on reading to find out.

Why do you need to do this?

You should pack and store your holiday decorations if you plan on using them again. If you have invested some of your hard-earned money on a hallmark Christmas home interior and exterior, you should take great care when putting your decorations in storage. Properly packing your ornaments will result in beautifully preserved decorations that will be ready for use every following December.

Where should you place your holiday decorations?

When it comes to where you should store your holiday decorations, you have two options. You can either put your items in heated storage Boise units, or you can keep all those boxes at home. If you decide to keep them at home, you are going to need to be crafty about the exact place you put them, to avoid damaging them or cluttering your household.

For starters, the boxes containing holiday decorations should not be getting in the way of your daily activities. Secondly, they need to be in a dry place where they won’t attract any insects. Finally, it would be good to check up on your ornaments once a year. See whether the box is still dry and whether everything is as intended.

How should you store holiday decorations?

A family on Christmas, getting ready for packing and storing holiday decorations.
After the Christmas festivities are done, the time will come to pack your items for storage.

Now we come to the really important part – how to store your holiday decorations. There are a lot of different tips and tricks that you can find online. However, we are going to focus on the basics, which is how people have packed their holiday decorations for decades in the past. You can never go wrong by sticking with the basics.

Gather the necessary supplies

Packing and storing your Christmas decorations could not be imagined without using sturdy moving boxes. Even though you might think that you need a lot of money in order to afford high-quality moving boxes Boise, the truth is that you can even find them for free – if you know where to look. Grocery stores, bookstores, and your local drug stores are all places where you can obtain quality cardboard boxes. Feel free to ask for a couple of them and be ready to move on to step two.

Group your items before storing holiday decorations

One of the worst mistakes when packing Christmas decorations you can make is randomly throwing all of your items in a box. But we don’t blame you – that’s something many people do as that’s how they were taught. It is of crucial importance to go through all of your Christmas paraphernalia and separate them by type. Wreaths, garlands, ornaments, string lights, candles – it all needs to be separated into piles. That’s how our residential movers in Boise begin every relocation – by organizing. And that’s how you should do it, too.

Make sure there are no empty spaces

The golden rule when packing fragile items is making sure they are snuggled inside a box. So, once you place a group of items in a box, do your best to fill the empty space. What you should do is fill the box with some type of protective material. You can feel free to use packing peanuts, tissue paper, or packing paper, all of which will work wonders at filling in the empty space. That will help keep your ornaments safe and sound, perfectly protected from any damage.

Pay special attention to your ornaments

Pink Christmas ornaments.
Give your ornaments some extra love while packing.

It goes without saying that you need to pay close attention to all of your Christmas decorations. But there is no doubt that, out of all of your decorations, your ornaments are the most fragile pieces. Thus, they deserve extra good care and special consideration. The wise thing would be to save the original box your ornaments came in and put your ornaments in it. However, if you threw out your box, you can always be crafty and creative. Use empty egg cartons, as they are the perfect shape for Christmas ornaments. Don’t hesitate to utilize another idea if you have one – you can’t go wrong.

Don’t store holiday decorations without removing the batteries

Some of your Christmas decorations can come with batteries. Those twinkling lights and shimmering candles sure look mesmerizing on a snowy winter night. However, they will give you a bit more work when you decide to store them. All of your Christmas decorations with batteries need to be void of batteries before placing them in a box. Batteries can leak while in portable self-storage in Boise, which can wreak havoc on your ornaments.

If you enjoy unpacking holiday decorations and decorating your Christmas tree, then you need to find some joy in storing holiday decorations, as well. Just think about the joyous time the entire family has during Christmas and we are sure you won’t have a problem immersing yourself in this task.

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