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 to starting a retail business in Idaho

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    Idaho is known as a good place to start a business. Therefore, it is not strange to see people move here just so they can start their own company. If you are thinking about starting a retail business in Idaho, Peasley Moving & Storage Boise has prepared a small guide that will help you in your task. Follow our tips and you will be running your business in no time. Take a look.

    Starting a retail business in Idaho is impossible without an idea

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    You cannot start a business without an idea

    No matter whether you are in Idaho or somewhere else, to start a business, you need an idea. Of course, for just starting a business this idea of yours doesn’t have to be perfect. You just need to know what you want so you can go through the necessary steps. Many freight companies Idaho started as moving companies and developed into what they are today. As you are reading this article and you are interested in the subject it shows that you probably already have an idea. If not, use the internet to research and find your perfect niche. Here are some trending businesses in Idaho:

    • Drive-in movie theaters
    • Campgrounds
    • Fashion boutique
    • Handyman businesses
    • Massage therapy
    • Farming and food production

    Your next step is to prepare a business plan

    After you develop an idea, you need to start planning. This is probably the most important part of starting a business, which will show you is this is a sustainable idea or not. Of course, you can start with trivial questions like a business name. Next, you should concentrate on your product development or services that you will offer. Then think about sales and marketing questions like who are your potential customers and how will you reach them. Think about potential partnerships and how you can benefit from them.

    Most importantly think about financing. This final step is so important that, if you are serious about this, you should let professionals do this for you. You do not want to hire industrial movers Boise, move to Idaho, organize this whole process, invest huge amounts of money just to see everything go down because you didn’t do your calculations correctly. Finally, if you think that this is going in the right direction you should find an office space where your company’s HQ will be.

    Registering your business in Idaho

    If you did your calculations and planning, scheduled commercial movers Boise, and found an office space it is time to register your business. Naturally, if you are starting a retail business in Idaho, registering it as an LLC is the best way to go. Especially for startups. This way you are getting increased credibility and avoiding personal liability if your business gets into trouble. Please keep this in mind even if you are 100 % confident in your idea. There are numerous examples of people who were left completely broke after bad business moves. And registering an LLC costs no more than $100.

    Secure your web domain as soon as you can

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    Finding a perfect domain can be difficult these days

    Once you register your business, try to secure a web domain. In today’s world, there is a constant race for good domains. Therefore, make sure that you secure the one that suits your company as quickly as you can. Of course, sometimes your preferred domain name will be taken. So you will need to have some creativity in order to get a good name that represents your business.

    Get your tax ID number when starting a retail business in Idaho

    Most businesses in Idaho need to have an Employer Identification Number (EIN). This is the Tax ID number that is used to identify a business in federal tax filings and you cannot do your business without it. You cannot hire personnel, open a bank account, or start working. Be aware that if you are selling a physical product you will need to register for Idaho sales tax as well. Moreover, if you will be hiring staff you will need to register for Employee Withholding Tax and Unemployment Insurance Tax on behalf of your workers.

    Set up your bank and credit accounts in Idaho

    The next step in registering a retail business in Idaho is to set up your banking and credit accounts. Of course, registering banking accounts especially for business purposes is very important. using personal and business accounts for business purposes means that if your company gets sued your personal assets are at risk.

    Get permits and licenses required for your type of business

    Once you setup your accounting it is time to acquire your permits and licenses. That is if you plan to run your business legally. Of course, what type of licenses you will need to get depends on the type of your business. Therefore you will need to do some research before you open your business. There are many examples of small family companies that started their businesses without knowing what they need to acquire to do so. This can be a fatal mistake. You do not want this to happen to your business. So make sure that you comply with all laws and regulations.

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    If you want to run a legal business you will need permits

    Get valuation coverage for your Idaho business

    Every business is risky at the beginning. No matter how good your idea is or how much money you invested. Therefore it can be really hard to concentrate on development and take risker moves when you are scared of possible consequences. That is why getting a business valuation plan that will cover your early mistakes and allow you to continue with your business even if you made the wrong call.

    Develop your brand and attract customers

    As you can see starting a retail business in Idaho is not much different from the rest of the US. If you have done everything by the book now all you have to do is concentrate on developing your brand and your product and attracting customers. Good luck!

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