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 your pet terrarium

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    Many people think that moving a reptile is the same as moving a goldfish – just place it in a designated container, pack the rest, and move, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Unlike fish tanks, pet terrariums shouldn’t be taken apart and that is what makes things harder than they appear. So, if you are thinking about moving your pet terrarium, it is important to not take this task lightly. But don’t worry, one of the best moving companies Boise has got you covered. Right in this guide, you will learn how to move your terrarium quickly as well as learn how to avoid the many challenges of moving with a pet to another place.

    The main challenges of moving a pet terrarium to another place

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    Animals can get just as stressed because of the move as their owners can.

    Thinking that moving a pet terrarium doesn’t require any special preparation is a big mistake. And counting on your moving company to handle this sensitive task for you is an even bigger mistake. Even full-service moving companies have lines that they won’t cross and relocating an animal falls under that category. Every move comes with a set of challenges, especially the one that includes moving a pet. You need to move a living thing and that should be a good enough reason for taking the relocation process seriously.

    • Terrariums are fragile and need to be handled with extra care. You need to hire professionals and some quality packing supplies to keep it safe and secure throughout the move.
    • Your pet needs to be kept in special conditions during the move. If there is a lizard, snake, or spider inside our terrarium, you will need to transport it separately from the terrarium. And, you are going to need a travel container of the highest quality.

    These are the things you will need to keep in mind when you start to plan your relocation. Everything needs to be organized properly, you can’t just place the entire terrarium in a heated storage Boise container until the end of the move and hope for the best. Remember, a well-through-out plan keeps problems away.

    Is moving a pet terrarium the same as moving plants?

    If this won’t be your first relocation, then you probably already know that moving indoor plants can be challenging. Since most terrariums have plants, it’s perfectly normal to ask whether moving your pet terrarium will be the same as moving houseplants.

    Some houseplants require special conditions and need to be kept in a temperature-controlled environment during the move. In addition to this, they are very fragile and can get damaged easily. Well, the same goes for plants inside your terrarium. So, you need to think about them as well as the animal.

    You should think of a terrarium as a small garden and look for ways of moving it in a way that won’t disrupt this tiny environment. You can speed up the moving process by getting informed about the type of plants you have and by learning what are the best conditions for them. Do this ahead of time and you will know how to organize the move quickly.

    Crucial steps for moving a pet terrarium successfully

    So, what is the best way of moving a terrarium o another place? Since it’s so fragile, is it even possible to move it successfully? Yes, it is, and in the following text, we are going to mention steps that are crucial for a successful move. Here is what you should do when moving your pet terrarium.

    Place your pet in a separate travel container

    Apart from getting packing supplies Boise for the stuff you plan to relocate, you will also need to find a proper travel container for your pet. You can’t just place it in a cardboard box and load it into the moving truck. Don’t even think about doing this. Your pet falls under your care and should, therefore, be handled by you during the move.

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    For a safer relocation, place your pet in a separate container

    You will need a container with enough oxygen and space, but it also needs to be safe. You don’t want to deal with the snake or spider on the run on the day of your relocation. So, make sure to buy a container that’s designed for transporting reptiles and other crawlers. If you are moving just a couple of blocks away, you can keep your pet inside the terrarium but you will need to seal it properly.

    Remove all loose parts

    Whether you will keep your pet inside the terrarium or place it in a separate container, make sure to remove any loose parts. Avoid doing this and you will end up with damaged parts inside your terrarium.

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    Remove rocks and other decoration from your terrarium before you pack it for the move

    Here are some of the things you will need to remove and pack separately:

    • Food and water bowls,
    • Rocks and branches,
    • Heat rocks and lights, and
    • Loose decoration

    Place these items in a separate container and wrap them with plastic wrapping if they are fragile. Add some cushioning materials to the box as well.

    Pack your terrarium for the move

    So, you’ve removed your pet and every loose part…  now what? Now it’s time to pack the entire structure.  As we’ve already mentioned, terrariums are very fragile and need to be moved with extra care.

    The important thing is that you shouldn’t remove your plants. Move them and you will put them at risk. Also, if you have a pond inside your terrarium, drain it before packing.

    Once you take care of those things, you should wrap the entire terrarium with plastic wrapping. Not only will this protect your terrarium from physical damage, but it will also serve as insulation and keep your plants from freezing. 

    Make sure to notify your movers that you have a pet terrarium and that they need to be very careful when moving it. One last tip – when lifting and moving your pet terrarium, make sure to lift it from the bottom and not from the sides.

    Setting up your pet terrarium after the move

    If your move is finally over, congrats! But, before you start treating post-moving exhaustion, there is one more thing you will need to take care of – setting up a terrarium. To do this, you will first need to make sure that the room where your terrarium is going to be, is of the right temperature.

    Unwrap your terrarium and check to see if there is any damage. If everything is okay, unpack the box with the loose parts you removed before the move. Arrange everything as it was before the relocation and don’t forget to check if temperature and humidity levels are okay for your pet. Release your pet directly into the terrarium and you’re done.

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