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 on Labeling Your Moving Boxes

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Relocations can get quite hectic. Most of the time, you and your movers will be on a tight schedule. In such times, it is easy to make small mistakes. Boxes can be misplaced or delivered to the wrong rooms. Your piano movers Boise might have some difficulties finding all of the components amid all those moving boxes that look the same. These and a lot more situations can be prevented by simply labeling your moving boxes properly. This article will try and help you with this critical task. We are going to go through the process and provide you with a few systems that you can utilize in order to efficiently and effectively label your boxes.

Why is labeling your moving boxes important?

In truth, labeling the boxes is actually quite easy when you get right down to it. However, there are many considerations until you get down to it. Most people will simply write something on the box itself, without considering the big picture. It is much easier to organize the entire relocation if you take care of this part properly and create a moving checklist in advance. Here are some considerations that might be helpful to you:

  • Prepare the supplies
  • Color-coded system
  • Numbering system
  • Labeling your moving boxes to help your movers
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Get packing supplies and moving boxes well in advance.

Prepare the supplies

The first things that you will need before you can start to do any labeling are the proper supplies. Obviously, you will need the boxes themselves. You can find these in various places, depending on how much you want to spend on them. If you want them asap, the best places are either Peasley Moving & Storage or your local box store. However, you can get them for cheap or even free if you are willing to put in some legwork. Most of the convenience stores get these boxes on a regular basis and they have no need for them after they receive their packages. They will be willing, most of the time, to part with them for some small recompense, or even free.

After the boxes are sorted, you will also need markers and possibly labels. The markers are especially important, you want them to be waterproof and of decent quality. Don’t simply go for the cheapest markers out there as their writing can easily get blurred during transportation. Get the quality stuff and never worry about your labels being illegible again. You will also need some tape for the boxes. When it comes to the tape, you can either get several colored variants or clear ones, depending on the system that you want to use.

Color-coded system

And speaking of labeling systems, and looking for an easy way to make your moving easier, color-coding is a great way to organize your moving boxes. You can use both the colored markers and the colored tape to make the boxes recognizable at a glance. The idea is to simply choose a color for a specific location in your new home. Let’s say that you have 6 locations like the bathroom, living room, kitchen, and so on. You will simply choose six different colors for your system. Every box that goes to a specific room gets labeled with a corresponding color. This is great if speed and efficiency is your goal on a moving day. You and your movers will be able to simply look at what the color of the box is and take it to its designated location. Simple as that.

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Get new and different colors of markers.

You can use either the colored markers or the colored tape, or even both, for this purpose. Make sure that your writing and your tape is easily visible and that you don’t cover the boxes with something else, which would make the labeling obsolete. It would be a shame that all your hard work goes to waste, wouldn’t it?

Numbering system

Another great way to approach the whole labeling organization is to use a numbering system. This system is especially handy if you have a lot of moving boxes that will go into a specific room. For maximum effect, you can combine this system with the color-coded system. They are perfectly complementary to one another. You can also use this system as a stand-alone system if you so wish. There are many ways that you can go about this but the most simple and effective one is to write down the location and a number on each box. So, for example, your simple label will be “Bathroom-3”. This system is really handy for making sure that all of your boxes have arrived and are in their designated location.

If you want to make it even easier for you to unpack, what you can do is to create an “inventory list” and apply the numbering system there, as well. Give each item a number, depending on which box it goes into. This way you will know where everything is, without needing to actually open the box. It will really come in handy. There are even some online label templates that you can use to make this process even easier and boxes prettier.

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You will need an inventory list if you choose the numbering system.

Labeling your moving boxes to help your movers

Your movers are people, too. They can definitely make good use of any help that you can provide. If you do a great job of labeling your moving boxes, it will ensure their maximum efficiency. For example, if you’ve provided them with a document that lists how many boxes go to each room and clearly labeled the boxes, it will make it really easy to figure out if everything is there. For relocations that might take several trips back and forth, this might be invaluable, especially if it is a long-distance relocation. All in all, there will be less room for mistakes, and handling of the boxes becomes much easier if the labeling is good. It is not a lot of time for you and it can make a big difference once the moving day comes.

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