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

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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