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

Things to do before moving to a new office

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    Every move comes with a handful of stressful and unexpected situations. And it can be even more difficult when it comes to moving an office is involved. Since more people get involved in the process, the move can get pretty chaotic without proper organization and planning. And this is only talking about the relocation itself, once you have everything set and ready. Preparations are a different story – setting your affairs in order, finding the right movers Boise area, and that’s just to name a few. If you are looking at an upcoming business relocation, make sure you prepare and plan properly before moving to a new office.

    Make a list of tasks before moving to a new office

    As we mentioned previously, planning and preparing are crucial for a successful and stressless relocation. There are a lot of things to think about before moving to a new office. So try to make an overall plan and a list of tasks that need to be done. Some of those tasks can be:

    1. Create a moving budget.
    2. Organize your office belongings, including supplies, documents, equipment, etc.
    3. Include your employees in the preparations.
    4. Hire a professional office moving company and check if you need additional services.
    5. Gather necessary packing and moving supplies.
    6. Set your affairs in order.

    Make a moving budget

    Depending on your office size, moving it may come pretty expensive. This is why you need to create a budget before moving to a new office. This will help you stay on track and prevent losing money if you are not prepared.

    A woman's hands typing on a calculator with a notepad and a file on the side.
    Making a moving budget for your office relocation will help you stay on track with your expenses.

    Research moving companies and ask for estimates. Check what kind of services are they offering and what the prices are. Write these things down and choose if you can afford all-in-one service or whether you need to book only the necessary services. For instance, you may need to look for commercial storage for any extra belongings that you will not need at your new office. In the end, even though you think you thought of all moving costs, you should make room in your budget for any unexpected expenses as well.

    Declutter your office belongings before moving to a new office

    Offices tend to hold a lot of stuff, and a lot of unnecessary items can pile up over time. Relocating can be an excellent opportunity to organize and downsize your office belongings before moving to a new office. It will be hard, but it will be worth it once you move into the new offices. Make an inventory list and consider which items you will need for sure.

    For the unnecessary items consider selling, donating, or recycling. For instance, if you have working computers that you plan on upgrading, you can donate them. Look for local schools or nonprofit research centers and ask them if they need technical equipment. For any other items that you have to keep, but there is no room in your new office, look for temperature controlled storage Boise, to make sure they are protected and properly stored.

    Include your employees

    As the moving preparations before moving to a new office go, you will realize that you can not do everything by yourself. This is why it is advisable to include your employees as much as you can. They will have important knowledge about what is important and what is not, so they will know what to pack.

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    Including your employees in the moving process is very important.

    Make a short task list for each employee before moving to a new office. Address the packing of their personal belongings as well as the office property. Ask them to send you a list of office belongings and supplies that are necessary to them at the new office. Asking them about their needs and thoughts will make them appreciated. Don’t forget to reward your employees somehow for their effort and inclusion. The office relocation will be hard on them as much as on you, and it is important to keep their spirit up and loyalty strong.

    Hire a professional moving company before moving to a new office

    After you have done your inventory list and office declutter, you will know for sure how much stuff are you moving. This will make asking for estimates easier, and more precise. A lot of office equipment and furniture requires special handling, so make sure you find a reliable and professional moving company with experience moving offices. It is very important to do this well before moving to a new office, to be able to adjust if any changes occur and notify the movers on time.

    Packing

    Well, we all know that packing must be one of the most detested tasks out there. But unfortunately, it’s unavoidable. Even more, it is highly advisable to start packing well before moving to a new office. The perfect solution would be to get professional packing services, and not to think about it (that much). However, if hiring a professional packing service is out of your budget, you will have to plan and prepare carefully.

    A man and a woman packing a box for their office move.
    Packing properly is one of the most important tasks to do before moving to a new office.

    Get packing supplies in time, and get an abundance of them. It is better to have extra boxes than run the risk of not having enough of them. Try to get smaller boxes for packing, as they are easier to handle. Of course, remember to get appropriate packing supplies for your document or other very important office property. Make sure that they are packed and protected nicely before moving to a new office.

    Set your affairs in order

    Before moving to a new office, it is vital to set all of your affairs in order. Firstly, make sure you notify your clients and partners that you will be in the moving process in order to avoid any uncomfortable situations. Secondly, make sure you cancel or transfer any utilities you are using in your current office. Also, make sure you notify all relative institutions or registries about your address change. This goes for your online profiles and web pages as well. Nothing can clients experience worse than having outdated contact details.

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