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 packing toys for transportation

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    When relocating, there will always be items that are challenging to pack. Toys fall into this category as they have unique shapes and sizes, which makes packing them a daunting task. And then, there is their value to consider, since most toys today can be costly. Therefore, you will want to make sure that such toys survive the trip unscathed. When packing toys for transportation, the most important thing to have is the right containers. But if you want to make the process as simple as possible, you can also hire one of the oldest and best Idaho moving companies to pack your toys for you. Although it will cost you a bit, this is your safest bet. However, if you want to do it on your own, this article is going to have all the information that you require!

    Useful tips for packing toys for transportation

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    Toy cars can have a variety of shapes. This makes them a bit more difficult to pack.

    Here are our top tips for packing your toys in an orderly and safe manner:

    • Sort out all the toys
    • Choose the right boxes when packing toys for transportation
    • Pack toy “collections” and collectibles separately
    • Use bags to pack soft toys for transportation
    • Label all boxes by room
    • Hire professional mover when packing toys for transportation

    Obviously, there are some additional steps to your packing process such as obtaining packing materials and supplies, etc. while following these tips will allow you to have an easier time of it. Just remember that you need to search for movers Eagle ID as soon as you can to save yourself time and money. As with everything else in life, it is better to do it ahead of time.

    Sort out all the toys

    The first thing that you need to do is to categorize the toys. You are going to be placing toy cars and robots on one side, stuffed animals and dolls on another. Basically, try to separate all of the toys into categories. Now, you have several ways of doing this. First, you can create a category of “large toys” and simply cram all the bulky ones into it. However, you can also distinguish between toys by type.

    For example, “beach” toys can range from small items to quite large. But the important thing to remember is what you are going to do with the boxes once they arrive at your new home. Will you take them into one of the storage units Boise has to offer? Or will you get them out of their boxes, ready to be used straight away? The answer to these questions will drive your categorizing effort.

    Choose the right boxes when packing toys for transportation

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    Standard cardboard boxes are still staples when it comes to moving.

    You are going to need plenty of different-sized packing containers. Regular cardboard boxes are all good and fine, but some toys require special containers. Plastic bins are great for containing any toys that have liquid parts, or that can be ruined if they come into contact with liquid. But no matter what container you choose, you are going to want to pad the box with packing materials as well. If you want to save time while packing for moving, consider these things ahead of time. Choosing the right boxes will make your efforts a lot easier, after all. You don’t need to utilize only boxes, though. There are various containers that are suitable for the purpose and you might want to consider them, too.

    Pack toy “collections” separately

    If you have a toy collection, which means that there are multiple toys that adhere to the same theme, you will want to pack them separately from others. After all, these collections can be worth large sums of money one day, and it is in your best interest to preserve them to the best of your ability. If you have some of these valuable childhood toys, you might want to consider their safety while packing them. Of course, take great care with each item from the collection, even if you have to wrap all of them individually. In fact, doing this is the best way to go about it. Give every single piece the attention it deserves.

    Use bags to pack soft toys for transportation

    When packing softer toys (e.g. stuffed teddy bears) you don’t really need to use boxes. You can simply pack them inside bags, as their softness makes them all but immune to shock and other items. You can even use some of these bags to fill the spaces in some of the moving boxes, as well. But the main thing is that it is a lot more convenient to transport your soft toys this way. Put them into bags of various sizes and you will not need to worry about them.

    Label all boxes by room

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    Most of the toys go into the kids’ room but some go elsewhere. Labeling the boxes accordingly will make it a lot easier to unpack!

    What can be more work than packing toys? Unpacking them. If you don’t want to waste time figuring out what toy goes where – you will want to label all the moving boxes accordingly to what room the contents inside were taken from. That way, it will be a lot easier to figure out the new place for each individual item, including toys. So, whenever you are packing a room, make sure that all the boxes are labeled the right way. This will make the whole unpacking process a lot smoother.

    Hire a professional mover when packing toys for transportation

    But if you don’t really want to dabble in any toy-packing, you have a simple option. Hire professional local movers Boise to do it instead of you! They will bring their own materials and equipment, all you need to do is point them toward the toys. It is a service that can cost a bit, true, but if you can make more money in the time it would take you to pack everything, you may even stand to be at a profit! But the fact of the matter is that hiring packing services is the greatest convenience that you can purchase.

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