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 storing office furniture and supplies

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    Having an organized office can be quite difficult at times. This is especially true if you have an inordinate number of office furniture and assorted office supplies. The best option at your disposal is, of course, to rent a storage unit for the purpose. Renting self storage Boise can be extremely efficient and effective, provided you find a solution that is close by or portable. You are looking for practical use, a great location, and an affordable price. Other than that, you might want to know how to organize your office items before you can safely store them in a storage unit. This article is going to teach you how to go about storing office furniture and supplies.

    5 tips for storing office furniture and supplies

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    The bigger your office, the more need for a storage unit.

    Simply relocating your items to a storage unit is easy. However, if you apply these five tips below, you will have a much easier (and efficient) time.

    1. First of all – declutter!
    2. Create an inventory list
    3. Designate storage space
    4. Label everything
    5. Create a system that works for your business

    Choosing a suitable storage unit is also one of the things that you need to keep in mind. You need to decide what type of unit to rent, which will depend on your needs. If you only need inventory storage, without any services, you can focus on the location as your primary factor. But if you need loading/unloading services, or any other storage service, your options might be limited. The best thing to do is to talk to your storage provider, see what they have to offer and whether it works for your business. Luckily, there is no shortage of companies that offer affordable self storage – you will just need to spend some time searching for the right one.

    First of all – Declutter!

    Once you get “down to it”, the first thing you will want to do is declutter your office. This will enable you to rent a smaller unit, and it will optimize your business processes. It is hard to work in a cluttered office, after all, and your employees will be more productive in a “cleaner” environment.

    Furthermore, some of the items that are cluttering your office can even be detrimental to your processes. When it comes to furniture pieces, you may want to hire one of the finer moving companies Boise ID to help you with them. While you can definitely manage it on your own, with the help of your employees, hiring movers will bring the least amount of disruption to your business.

    The safety of your items will be maximized, as well, as professional movers relocate those items for a living. If you were to entrust heavy furniture to your employees, you simply can’t guarantee the safety of both people and items. Besides, all the time your staff will be carrying items around is time that they will not be working on making more money for your office.

    Create an inventory list when storing office furniture and supplies

    But before you send any item into the storage unit, you will want to write it down in an inventory list. Knowing what your assets are is very important, whether they are in the office proper, or within a storage unit. It can save you numerous trips to the unit, as you will be able to see firsthand whether you have an item or not.

    man writing down an inventory list
    Remember to create an inventory list.

    While you may believe that you have all the items neatly memorized, the truth is that your memory might fade over time. Unless you are gifted with an eidetic memory, an inventory list is in order. Your Boise local movers will provide you with an inventory list of their own, as they need to mark what goes into the storage unit. But they might not be as detailed as you want them to be.

    You may want to know the exact contents of each box, not only “assorted” office supplies.

    Designate storage space

    Even if you are using a storage unit, it may be beneficial to designate storage space within your office. Try to utilize the walls to their full potential, by investing in wall-mounted shelves. You can also simply designate a corner for storage purposes. However, it is best if you can create several spaces to use for storage purposes. Otherwise, you may be looking at a huge pile of items.

    Purchase additional file cabinets and invest in some office dividers if you want to have an easier time. Ideally, every storage “pocket” will have a clear purpose to it. Create one for office supplies, one for paperwork, and one for miscellaneous items. Of course, if you only have one such space to allocate to storage, try to divide it into sections. That way, you will always know exactly where your office items. Storing office furniture and supplies will become easy.

    Label everything

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    Labeling your boxes will make it easier to find your supplies.

    Another great tip is to label each box of items clearly and concisely. Large lettering is best, of course, but make sure to include a list of items within each box. While the inventory list serves much the same purpose, the fact of the matter is that sometimes things get shuffled around. By having the boxes clearly labeled, you will avoid any confusion. A color-coded system usually works best but feel free to experiment. A number system is also great and can be combined with a color-coded one to great effect. 

    Create a system that works for your business

    Speaking of systems, every office has a way of doing things that is unique to it. Talk with your staff, see how and when they use office supplies, and when are the most common times they do. That way, you can figure out whether storing your items in-house is preferable to storing them remotely. If you need to open a box of clippers once each month, in a specific range of days, you can work around that. The important thing is that you take into account how your office works and breathes before you make any final decisions. That way, storing office furniture and supplies will become easy.

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