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

Tips for moving into assisted living

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    Moving into assisted living can be very difficult for most people. The transition usually comes with emotional turmoil, as well as necessary changes to one’s life. It is, undoubtedly, one of the biggest adjustments a senior can make. However, with a few tips and one of the top movers Star ID has to offer, it need not be that difficult. In this article, we are going to share some of the things you can do to make the initial transition easier, as well as make the most out of your new situation.

    8 tips for moving into assisted living

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    Staying flexible can be very important.

    The important thing to note is that adaptation and preparation take time. Therefore, you will want to start with your preparations as soon as you know that the relocation is going to happen. Here’s what we suggest that you spend your time on:

    • Choosing the right community
    • Doing some cost-analysis
    • Minding what you pack
    • Allowing some time for emotions to settle in
    • Involving yourself in a few activities and events
    • Dining with others
    • Utilizing the available fitness opportunities
    • Staying in touch with the “outside world”

    Furthermore, you may want to make things a little easier for you by arranging for a storage unit near your new location. Most assisted living communities will allow you to only bring a select few items, after all. By renting one of the storage pods Boise has on offer, you will have much greater flexibility when it comes to your belongings. Having access to most of your stuff can make the transition a lot easier, too. Once you figure out whether you will need a storage unit or not, it is time to research the available assisted living communities.

    Selecting the right community

    Every community is different. Most of the time, you will have a choice of several communities and it is important that you choose the one you’re most comfortable with. Take some time to get to know the social environment, available amenities, dining locations, etc. This is the first thing that you will want to do, as you don’t want to rush the decision.

    However, there might be times when you don’t really have an option of deliberating for too long. In this case, try to at least visit the community and talk to its leadership, staff, and some of the other residents before you hire one of the Idaho moving companies. That will provide you with at least some information on where you might be going. Observe how clean the facilities are, whether the staff is friendly and, above all, if the residents are content. 

    If you are ever in doubt, always trust your intuition. It has served you well throughout your life and it serves you well still.

    Cost-analysis

    Next up, you will want to have a full understanding of the various associated costs. Some communities offer all-inclusive pricing, with a monthly fee that covers everything. However, most offer various pricing levels, with benefits depending on the amount you pay each month. What you need to do is to figure out whether your chosen community has anything that costs extra. Usually, these are the things that you are going to need at some point. If they do, and they market themselves as an all-inclusive community, you might want to stay clear of them. 

    The packing process of moving into assisted living

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    Make sure to pack the essentials first.

    When it comes to the packing process, you may want to ask your community whether they provide packing services for the occasion. If not, you can always have your movers provide you with a free quote and see if that works for you. If you end up needing to pack on your own, you will want to start with the essentials first. The first packing priority will be medications, clothing, bedding, toiletries, and even some small furniture. Of course, it all depends on what you are able to bring into your new community.

    Emotional adaptation

    No matter how prepared you might think you are for the transition, there are usually lingering fears and apprehensions that might pop into your mind. The fact of the matter is that no one is truly ready for this kind of transition and those feelings are quite normal. Surround yourself with other people and opinions, whether they be loved ones, friends, or even knowledgeable strangers on the internet. The most important thing is to be patient and to understand that this is a process. Once you get over it, you will be ready to enroll in:

    Events and activities

    Perhaps the greatest advantage of staying in an assisted living community is that they offer excellent social programming. There will be all sorts of events and activities that you can join, and you will want to take advantage of some of them. Some of the communities are very active in the city of Boise, for example, and they organize amazing events that include people outside the community as well. Attending these events early on is an excellent way of getting to know some of the other residents and learning more about your new surroundings. You will soon realize which events hold more of your attention and which you can freely skip.

    Dining with others

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    Take advantage of shared dining spaces.

    Tying to the whole social programming, you may want to take advantage of the shared dining hall. Bonding over a meal is humanity’s staple for making new connections, after all. Don’t reserve yourself only for the residents, invite some of the staff to dine with you, as well. Some of them may even become great friends.

    Utilize the available fitness opportunities when moving into assisted living

    For seniors, maintaining a level of physical activity is very important. That is why you may want to use the available fitness amenities to their full potential. You don’t need to be on a rigorous training schedule, of course, but you do want to stay active and keep your mind sharp.

    Staying in touch with the “outside world”

    Lastly, moving into assisted living is not the end of your “normal” life. Far from it. You will still have the freedom to go about your normal business. Your community may even provide you with transportation or ride-sharing services.

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