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

Ways to Streamline the Packing Process

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We are all aware of how difficult and time-consuming moving is. And one of the things that makes moving so difficult is the packing component of the process. Preparing all of your items for relocation and placing them inside moving boxes can never be easy – but it can be less complicated than what you are expecting. If you want to learn how to streamline the packing process and achieve complete success, keep on reading our article. Our local movers Boise are more than willing to reveal all the secrets of the trade. All you have to do is try to remember our tips.

You can’t streamline the packing process without sufficient packing supplies

A lot of things go into the process of packing your items. Truth be told, one of the most important aspects is obtaining sufficient packing materials. That’s why we suggest you sit down, assess your needs, and order the right amount of packing boxes and kits early on in the process. We can’t tell exactly when to do this, but you wouldn’t be wrong if you ordered the supplies 8 to 6 weeks before your move.

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Ordering the necessary supplies is the first step to achieving packing success.

Whether you purchase high quality materials at a competitive price from Idaho moving companies or you decide to go to your local big box store and buy them is up to you. But this is the first step to successfully streamlining the packing process. The other steps are as follows.

Good organization will take you one step closer to success

Having good organizational skills is a very important thing nowadays. Not only does it help you in the business world, but it also helps with the packing process. What you need to do is organize your boxes, and come up with a system that everyone involved in the move will use. Will you use a color-coding system? Will you resort to labeling the boxes? It all works fine – you just need to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Learn what is and what isn’t allowed

Have you ever heard of the list of the items your movers won’t move? Those items include hazardous materials, perishables, and certain valuables. Before you pack a box that contains one of these items and waste your time having to unpack it once your movers arrive, we suggest you thoroughly familiarize yourself with the list of the prohibited items.

The same goes if you are packing your items for storage units in Boise. You should know that there are a lot of items that you can’t store in a unit, such as plants and food. Knowing these guidelines will come in handy sooner or later – trust us, we have experience.

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You might want to find an alternative for storing and moving your plants.

It is very important to declutter before embarking on a packing process

It makes sense that it will be much easier to pack when you have fewer items that need to be packed. Besides, your move is like a fresh start, and you shouldn’t approach it with baggage in the form of unnecessary and aged items. So before you actually get down to packing your belongings, we suggest you go through all of your possessions and get rid of the ones you no longer use. This involves old clothes that don’t fit anymore, as well as furniture items that have seen better days. This will make it easier to organize the entire packing process and not spend more time than necessary on this task.

Streamline the packing process by packing room-by-room

Be honest – how did you envision packing all of your items? We can bet that a lot of you think about just starting to put random items inside moving boxes. As far as organizing the packing process goes, that’s probably the worst way to do it. Wondering what’s the best way to do it? It’s by having an organized system, which means packing your items room-by-room. Don’t move on to packing items from the second room until you finish packing the first one.

In case you are confused and don’t know which room to start with, then let our experienced residential movers in Boise suggest you begin with the kitchen. This is the room that has the most items, as well as appliances. That’s why it will take the most time to pack. If you can choose, leave the bathroom for the end. There aren’t a lot of items to pack in this room, other than personal hygiene products.

Start by packing non-essentials and work your way to essentials

Do you know how long it can take a family to pack an average-sized home? The answer is days and even weeks. While you can live normally without your holiday decorations, you definitely won’t be able to imagine normal life without plates and utensils. Not to mention underwear and clothes. That’s why the best way to organize the packing process and having enough time for packing everything is by starting with non-essentials. You can start packing these items 6 weeks before your move.

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Start packing on time – otherwise, you will not be able to successfully organize the packing process.

Leave those items you plan to put in essentials moving bags for the very end. You can even pack these ones one to two days before your move. Just bear in mind that only those items you use on a daily basis can be labeled as essential.

The conclusion

Even though it seems difficult and, at times, impossible, packing can actually be quite simple and organized. However, you will need a lot of will and discipline if you want to streamline the packing process. Ideally, you would be able to get your entire family on board with your system, which will make everything so much easier. We wish you good luck and hope you will have a lot of success during your upcoming moving endeavor.

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