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

3 useful tips for moving your piano

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Moving a piano is somewhat more complicated than moving a couch. Pianos are also quite a bit more expensive than your regular furnishings. And they are also much more difficult to move. When it comes to moving your piano, you have several options. You can hire piano movers Boise or you can try to move it on your own. If you end up needing to do it on your own, you will also need equipment for the task. Finally, you will also need some added manpower for the task.

This article will try to explain each part of the piano moving in detail. Here are some:

Tips for moving your piano safely

Here are some key points to consider when pondering moving a piano:

  1. Hire professional mover
  2. Moving your piano on your own? – Ask friends and family for help
  3. Get the right equipment
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Hire a professional moving company to assist you with your upcoming relocation.

Hire professional mover

Enlisting the services of professional movers can have more benefits from simply moving your musical instrument from point A to point B. For example, Peasley Moving & Storage offers a full range of services, which includes a storage unit for your piano. The main benefit of hiring a professional moving company is that you don’t need to worry about anything. The workers will be knowledgeable and experienced and the process will take a lot less time than doing it yourself. You will also cut down on the stress levels that are sure to rise whenever piano moving is concerned.

All in all, this is the absolute best option for piano moving. It does cost more than doing it yourself but it also relieves you from most of the work. You will also not need additional help. When it comes to DIY solutions, you will need to:

Moving your piano on your own? – Ask friends and family for help

Moving an object as big and heavy as a piano is a multiple-person job. You simply can’t do it on your own due to the sheer size of the thing. Unless, of course, you have one of those mini-pianos that are neither heavy nor large. For the most part, you will want to have four persons for the job. One for each side of the piano. The first people that you might want to ask are your family members and your friends. Inviting them to help you will serve several purposes. First, you will be able to actually move the piano. Second, you will be spending quality time with the people that are dear to you.

In fact, you can also consider this task to be valuable bonding time with some of the people that you do not have enough time to hang out with. It is always great to spend time doing something that actually matters. Some of the best stories are made in these situations. Consider that if you happen to be someone that is ashamed to ask for help. Every minute spent with a friend is another dime in the vault of friendship. Your friends will also help you to mentally prepare for the moving day!

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Ask your friends to help you relocate your piano safely.

Get the right equipment

You will need the proper equipment for this task, though. A few of the things that you will most likely need are moving straps and a furniture dolly. You can rent out both of them. However, the best thing to do is to contact either your moving company or moving truck rental company and ask them for advice. You don’t need to hire their services to be eligible for advice, something worth noting. There are many types of pianos and for some of them, you may need additional tools or equipment. By talking to professionals, you will be able to acquire that information before you get stuck or even damage the piano.

Other important tips for moving your piano

Here are some additional recommendations:

  • Protect the keyboard and wrap the piano
  • How to avoid injuries – Lifting the piano
  • Secure your piano in the moving truck

Protect the keyboard and wrap the piano

If your keyboard lid has a lock, make sure that it is firmly locked and that you are unable to lift the lid. Use some force to ensure that the lid will stay in place. The most fragile parts of the piano are its keys and they need to be protected at all times. If your piano is without a lock, you will need to make sure that the lid is secure before you move it. Never tape it down with ordinary packing tape as that might damage the wood. You may need specialized tape for this task. However, if you need a reminder for a task like this, you should put it in your moving checklist well in advance!

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Prepare your piano for the move – protect the keyboard and use high-quality packing supplies to wrap your piano.

How to avoid injuries – Lifting the piano

There is one thing of extreme importance when lifting a piano. Do not lift it by its legs. Legs are one of the more vulnerable piano parts and are prone to breaking if you use them to lift the piano. Also, the piano must always be in an upright position. You will want to have two persons on each end of the piano, holding the straps that are under the piano. Each person needs to hold one end of a strap. You will then move it onto the dolly. Make sure that you secure the piano and that there is no room for it to “wiggle” during transport.

Secure your piano in the moving truck

Your piano needs to be among the first things that go into the moving truck, quite possibly the first one. You want to place it near the back wall of the truck. Additionally, you may want to ensure that the floor space is level. A nifty trick to accomplish this is to use several wood planks and place them on the floor. Simply lay them along the back wall and create an even surface that will relieve some pressure from the piano legs. After the piano is secure in the truck, do a final round of testing. Make sure that the piano can’t move around or tip over under any circumstance.

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