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

5 packing mistakes that you should avoid

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    Whether you are packing your items for a move or getting them ready for storage, the truth is that you might run into some problems along the way. Packing isn’t just putting items inside moving boxes, as there are quite a few mistakes that you can make during the process. And since every mistake could damage your items and set you back financially, it’s a good idea to either hire a Boise moving and storage company that can help you pack or learn everything there is to know about this process. With our help, you will discover the five packing mistakes that you should avoid at all costs.

    Packing mistakes that you should avoid the next time you are faced with a move

    We always advise you to take into account the fact that we can’t possibly cover all the different mistakes out there. There are more than just five mistakes that you can make, but we will certainly focus on the most common ones. So if you are trying to prepare your items for transport before your movers Meridian ID come to your property, here’s what to focus on.

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    You can successfully pack both big and small items by avoiding these common packing mistakes.

    1. You are using boxes that are of the wrong size

    The market is saturated with companies that offer moving boxes in all shapes, sizes, and forms. Besides the small/medium/large division, you can also purchase specialized moving boxes. Those include mattress boxes, mirror boxes, wardrobe boxes, etc. That’s why there’s no excuse for using unsuitable moving boxes which threaten to ruin your entire moving endeavor. You should always have the following division in mind when packing your boxes for moving or self storage Boise:

    • Small boxes are best used for toiletries, books, CDs and DVDs, and different small items.
    • Medium boxes are best used for electronics, toys, clothes, pots and pans, small appliances, and a lot of different items.
    • Large boxes are best used for rugs, disassembled furniture pieces, pillows, curtains, etc.

    It’s always a good idea to get a few boxes in all of the sizes, but equip yourself with medium boxes first and foremost. They are the most versatile ones, which is why they are perfect for your residential relocation in Boise.

    2. You are overpacking your cardboard boxes

    Oftentimes, people make the mistake of thinking that a large box can fit a bunch of different items. And it probably can, but the question is can you withstand the weight of the box? Bear in mind that you need to carry the boxes from your property all the way to the moving truck. The only way to avoid this task is by hiring the most efficient moving companies Nampa loves and entrusting them with the job. But even that is not an excuse for you to overstuff your cardboard boxes. The size of the box doesn’t matter – the general rule of thumb is to make sure that your boxes weigh no more than forty pounds. By following this rule, you would ensure that your boxes don’t tear up, thus providing your items with the safety and security that they deserve.

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    You might be lifting weights four times a week but that doesn’t mean you should risk overpacking your boxes.

    3. You are leaving empty spaces inside the boxes

    The recommended way to pack is a simple one – make sure that the items inside your box are tight enough so that they don’t jiggle, and loose enough so that they aren’t pushing against each other. That’s why leaving empty spaces inside the moving boxes is one of the biggest packing mistakes that you should avoid. You’ll find your Boise local movers to recommend filling a box with packing peanuts in case you notice there is extra space inside the box. Obviously, you will want to take care of this step before sealing the box shut, as that saves your time and effort.

    4. You are not labeling your moving boxes

    Another packing mistake that is more common than you know is doing everything right and then forgetting to label the moving box. A lot of people don’t see the point of labeling a box as they think of it as extra effort. At the very least, you should label the box based on the room it belongs to. But if you want to make the unpacking process easier on yourself, then you can write the complete contents of the box on its side. Note that it’s of utmost importance to label the boxes containing fragile items. Everyone involved in the process needs a little heads-up that lets them know that the box in question should be treated with extra care.

    5. You are not giving yourself enough time

    There’s no doubt about it – one of the worst moving and packing mistakes that you should avoid is getting down to work once it’s too late. Sure, you might be able to pack all of your items ten days before your relocation. However, you must ask yourself whether they will be properly packed. People who are in a rush to finish a job are usually more reckless and a lot less efficient. And you certainly want to be 100% focused on the job when packing your items for relocation.

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    Start packing four to eight weeks before your move and you won’t have to worry about time.

    The bottom line

    With so many packing mistakes that you should avoid, packing your items with success might seem impossible. If you are not certain that you will be able to pack your items in a safe manner, then you can always seek professional assistance. Most moving companies let you include packing services into your moving package. Then again, a lot of people can’t afford packing assistance. In that case, you just need to do your research on everything that could go wrong. And don’t get discouraged – with a bit of attention, you are in for quite a successful endeavor.

     

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