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

Boise guide to storing workout equipment

paper plane icon

Free Moving Estimate

    Moving time can be quite challenging especially if you have a lot of seasonal items that you need to pack and store. If you just moved to Boise, Idaho, and your house is filled with gym equipment that you do not where to put, we are here for you. Peasley Moving & Storage is bringing you amazing tips on storing workout equipment. We understand that high-quality equipment may be expensive and you want to keep everything in a good condition. Damaging or replacing it will affect your budget and you cannot put yourself in such a situation. Luckily, there are many things that you can do to prepare and store your gym equipment properly to avoid pests, moisture, or damage. Check out our Boise guide for storing your exercise equipment.

    Safety comes first before you try to move your equipment

    Most of the exercise equipment is very heavy and consists of many parts. That means that you will need to disassemble it first and move items slowly to avoid injuries. Don’t try to lift heavy weights by yourself or any large components. Ask for help and make sure that you both grab the item at the same time and move it carefully to the safe and secure self storage Boise. Do not do any extreme moves when holding heavy objects in order to prevent back or joint injuries. Never lift more items than you can handle especially when going down the stairs.

    someone storing workout equipment in the attic
    Before storing workout equipment make sure to disassemble all components.

    Don’t forget to label parts or items when you disassemble them so you know how to properly put them back when you need them. You can make reassembly bags where you will put all the small parts and store them together with each piece of equipment. Additionally, you can always ask for help from moving companies that guarantee the safety of your equipment. Sometimes it is wise to invest in order not to lose time or energy on this maneuver.

    Clean and lubricate all of your items before storing them

    Whether you are using your workout equipment often or not, they are exposed to dust and germs. You don’t want to store them without cleaning all the sweat and germs from them. Always disinfect and wipe all visible areas and surfaces. If the equipment has handles, then pay more attention to them. Before wrapping or packing them, make sure they are dry completely. Some items might need lubrication, such as treadmills or exercise bikes. The last thing you want is to take your equipment again and realize that you cannot use it because of improper preparation and storage. However, if you do think you need help, you can always opt for our full-service storage in Boise. You only need to tell us your requirements and our professional team will be likely to meet them.

    If you have delicate items, keep them in sealed boxes

    After finding a good storage facility Boise ID has for these purposes, it is time to pack all your items. Many workout programs include soft, flexible, and delicate items such as resistance bands or yoga mats that can be damaged. These items will quickly deteriorate if you leave them like this in the storage unit. You need to make sure you protect them from heat, moisture, or intense light. The best idea is to put them in a sealed container and label it properly. If you have stability balls, we recommend that you deflate them first and cover them with a cloth to avoid dust or pests. Moreover, treadmills should be stored in dry and cool units with a regulated temperature all year round. If you still keep their instruction manuals, check whether each piece of equipment can withstand fluctuations in temperature.

    A man getting ready for storing workout equipment
    Divide all of your workout equipment according to their size and level of delicacy.

    Electronic workout equipment requires special attention

    Nowadays, a lot of workout equipment contains digital parts that enhance their productivity. Those can be smart treadmills or equipment with AC adaptors and batteries. To make sure that the item is stored properly, make sure to disconnect such parts during storage. Additionally, you need to properly cover them in order to protect them from dust or serious damage. If you are not sure how or what to use, you can always get moving and packing supplies Boise has to offer you. Some smart equipment has software that needs to be properly shut down before you unplug them, so talk to your local provider or read instructions carefully. Paying special attention is necessary for adequate storing gym equipment.

    gym equipment
    Storing gym equipment doesn’t have to be complicated with the right storage solutions

    Utilize wall and ceiling areas when storing workout equipment

    Make sure to use every aspect of the storage unit you have rented. If you are working with a limited area, you need to think and store vertically. This means that you need to use as much as you can the ceiling and wall areas. We recommend that you invest in shelves and racks so you can store your exercise equipment such as weights, yoga mats, etc. If you have exercise benches, you can use them perfectly for saving space and adding items beneath them. You can stack containers and bins between racks and benches and create a perfect base for more items. Don’t forget to label bins so you can easily find whatever might be needed afterward.

    Find a perfect location for your workout equipment

    Storing workout equipment and organizing your storage unit can be easy, but you definitely need to think about its location. You cannot simply throw away these items anywhere. They require special protection from theft, damage, and extreme weather. Take your time and look for adequate storage units for your gym equipment. Talk to the professionals and let them know what you need and expect from those services. Think about whether you will be accessing them often or you need them stored for a certain time. Whatever you decide, you will not have to worry about this safety and condition.

    Latest Posts

    Let our team put together a comprehensive moving plan for you. Complete our simple free quote form or contact us at 1-208-375-0961.