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

Best ways to pack and move electronics

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Electronic items can be quite sensitive. It is really easy for them not to work after you move them a couple of times. However, with proper packing and moving they will be in minimal danger. In order to pack and move electronics properly, you have a few choices. The number one choice is to simply hire Peasley Moving & Storage to move them for you.  This will require absolutely no effort on your part, your movers will do everything for you. But if you want to know how to do it on your own, then this article is for you! We are going to go over all the proper procedures on packing and moving electronic items.

How to safely pack and move electronics?

Here is what you will need to do if you want to have maximum protection for your devices:

  • Backup all files and data before you pack and move electronics
  • Unplug wires and accessories and remove batteries
  • Use original boxes to pack and move electronics
  • Use moving blankets
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Before you start packing, backup all your files and data.

Backup all files and data before you pack and move electronics

First of all, no method is infallible. There is always a chance that something will go wrong and your items may become unusable. For this reason, you will want to backup all the data on your devices. However, you don’t really need to back everything up. Make a copy of all the files that you simply can’t find anymore. That is the most important part. If you have any photos or similar files, you will want to make several copies in order to protect them.

You can store your files on any of the free storage clouds. In fact, your best bet is to store them on multiple clouds. True, that might be redundant but if the files in question are irreplaceable, you don’t really want to risk anything. The whole registration and uploading process is really fast and effortless, you really don’t have a reason not to do it. If you are intimidated by the prospect (and, to be honest, many people are) simply ask for help from someone who is not. Really, the whole process does not take much time.

Alternatively (or additionally), you may want to also create hard copies on USB flash drives. Basically, the more copies you have, the better. Even if something happens to one venue, you will have more.

Unplug wires and accessories and remove batteries

After all of your data is safe and sound within the cloud, or on a flash drive, it is time to start preparing your electronics for an interstate relocation. Now it is time to remove any batteries from the devices. Do that first, before doing anything else. You want to remove the power before you start with anything else. After you remove the batteries and unplug the power cords, it is time to do the same with the rest of the wires.

Now, when unplugging electronic devices with a lot of wires, you will want to know which one goes where. The simplest way to accomplish this is to take a photo of a fully plugged device before you unplug anything. This will ensure that you know which wire goes where after you transport the device. If there are a lot of wires, you may want to have additional safeties, such as more photos from different angles.

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Make sure to unplug all wires and cables before packing.

Use original boxes to pack and move electronics

The best way to transport electronics is in their original boxes. After all, they were created for just this purpose. However, if you don’t have the original packaging, that is fine as well. You will simply need to properly prepare the containers for them. Most of the freight companies Idaho recommend using quality packing materials for this purpose. Your electronics might be quite valuable and you will want to give them the protection that they deserve. Just make sure that whatever you use does not generate any static electricity, as this may damage your items. If you are in doubt about whether to use particular padding, simply ask your movers about it. They will know and they will tell you what to do.

You can use plenty of packing materials for this task. Items such as bubble wrapping, packing peanuts, and the like can all be used for this purpose.

Use moving blankets

Your items may also need additional protection while in transport. You can use moving blankets to wrap your boxes after you place your items inside. The blankets themselves will provide you with additional protection. But you will most likely need them to cover your large TV screens.

Make sure to store your items against a wall, in order to have some support. You can never simply lay them flat against the floor. That is one way to damage your items. Also, do not stack them on top of anything, nor stack anything on top of them. The pressure alone can create permanent damage to your TV set.

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Use clothes and moving blankets to protect your electronics during the move.

Choose a secure and indoor storage unit for your electronics

Finally, when it comes to storing your electronic items, you need to make sure that they are not easily exposed to outside elements such as weather and dust particulates. You never want your items in a closed-off, cooled, and dry place. This will significantly reduce any chance of weakening the metal of all soldered components.

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