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

Common long distance moving mistakes and ways to avoid them

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When relocating over long distances, you really need to make sure that everything is well planned and prepared for. You will also need to account for the fact that you will most likely need to improvise something along the way. No plan survives first contact with the enemy, or so the military axiom says. The enemy here is the complications that might pop up at any point in your relocation. For this reason, your number one priority will be finding good long distance movers Boise to help you with your move.  If you want to avoid common long distance moving mistakes, you will first need to know what you are up against. And that is what this article will help you with. So, without further ado, let’s see:

What are the most common long distance moving mistakes?

There are a lot of mistakes that you can make when it comes to long-distance relocation. The most common ones are listed below:

  • Do not underestimate your move!
  • Overconfidence
  • Wrong packing methods and materials
  • Not labeling all your boxes properly
  • Insurance needs
  • Not booking a professional mover in advance
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Do not underestimate your move ever. Overconfidence can also be one of the mistakes if you are preparing for a long-distance move.

Do not underestimate your move!

The most common mistake is treating your long-distance relocation as a regular move. It is not. This type of relocation is quite complex and you need to prepare for it. There will be no easy trips back and forth if you forget something. Every mistake will cost a lot more when it comes to these relocations. That is why you need to treat them with the care that they deserve. Make detailed checklists, plan for every eventuality and make sure that you leave plenty of time for each individual task. Do you need full-service storage? Make sure that you don’t leave choosing and renting it for the last moment.

Common long distance moving mistakes – Overconfidence

Overconfidence is a mistake that is too easy to make. When planning for your move, it is really easy to overestimate your abilities and to give yourself a non-attainable timeline. Don’t do this, try to be as objective as possible. Try asking around about how much time people usually need to complete all the tasks necessary for interstate or intercontinental relocation. Then, if you have something that those people do not, feel free to include it in your calculations. But never think “yeah, that will be easy” without actually considering the task at hand. Many relocations will fail just because their participants thought that everything will be easy.

You will need to think about a long list of items for your relocation. It is easy to forget something, which can eat up your time later. If anything, it is better to be less confident and leave more time for tasks than to be overconfident and have less. While confidence is a great thing to have, in this case, it can be detrimental to your success.

Wrong packing methods and materials

You will also need to consider packing really carefully. Since it is a long-distance move, you will need to figure out the best protection for your items. You can always, of course, hire packing services from a moving company. While this will save a lot of your time, it will cost you extra. And you will most likely have somewhere else to place that money. Which leaves you in charge of packing, most of the time. The best way to go about packing is to read about packing tips in a separate guide. If you want a more personal answer to your questions, you can always call your movers and ask them for advice. They will be happy to give you advice on packing, from which materials you might need to some most common packing methods. As with almost everything else in life, knowledge is power.

And you have the phone and the internet as the means of acquiring it. Try to find some time in your busy schedule for these tasks. Or delegate them to your spouse or other family members. That might work, too.

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Prepare for your upcoming move – use high quality packing materials and moving boxes.

Not labeling all your boxes properly

Another really common mistake lies in the labeling of the boxes. You want your boxes to be categorized by room, then by contents. Fragile items need to have large, eye-piercing, signs. Basically, you want to be able to tell at a glance what a box contains and where it needs to go. If you are placing items in a storage unit, you may even want to go a step further. The best thing to do in this case, as you will most likely be piling boxes one on top of other, is to think of an ordering scheme. Such as #1 goes on the bottom, #2 goes on top of her, and so on. This will be of immense help when figuring out how to stack boxes. However, if you want to hire movers to pack and label all the boxes instead of you, you should know that this is one of the services that cost extra.

And it can prevent a lot of unnecessary damage to your belongings. Really, there is no excuse for botching this part of your relocation. Simply thinking about labeling is usually enough. Apply common sense and you will be good to go.

Insurance needs

With interstate relocations, the chance that your items will be damaged is quite higher than in local moves. Thus, you might want to consider additional insurance for the trip. Of course, it all depends on the items that you are transporting. If your items are not that valuable, then you may be just fine with regular insurance, which usually covers by weight. However, truth be told, the better idea is to acquire insurance that will cover a bit more. Research what insurance you might need and what each insurance covers.

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Get additional insurance.

Again, simply acknowledging that you might need better insurance is the crux of things. Apply a bit more of common sense, weigh your options carefully and it will be a breeze.

Common long distance moving mistakes – Not booking a professional mover in advance

Finally, the last of common long distance moving mistakes is booking your movers too late. You really need to book your movers well in advance. Therefore, you should contact your mover as soon as you decide that you want to move. This is to ensure that you will get the best pricing for the move. Otherwise, you might be in a situation where you will need to select dates that either do not fit you or cost too much.

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