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 moving scams and how to avoid them

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    Finding a quality moving company nowadays can be quite a challenge. There are a lot of movers out there and not all of them tend to “play fair”. Many people succumb to one moving scam or another, either paying through their nose for the relocation or ending up without some or all of their items. To make sure that you don’t fall victim to common moving scams, your best option is to lean toward reputable Idaho movers for your relocation needs. Knowing about the scams themselves and the ways to avoid them is your second-best option. And this article will provide you with all the information you need to make this decision.

    How to spot and avoid common moving scams

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    Moving scams can sometimes be difficult to spot.

    There are numerous moving scams that fraudulent movers use to extort more money from their customers. However, all of these scams are easily identifiable if you know what to look for. Here are some of the most common ways of how you can spot a moving scam that is heading your way:

    • Generic greetings
    • Companies that frequently undergo rebranding
    • “Lowball” estimates
    • No valuation coverage options
    • Blank contracts
    • Full estimates without inspection

    It goes without saying that you should always take your time to properly verify the company’s credentials. All top-rated freight companies Idaho will readily disclose any such information. Most of them display it in a prominent location on their website, as well. Make sure that you know who you’re dealing with before you get any further. But for now, let’s take a look into how exactly you can avoid movers that potentially want to scam you.

    Generic greetings

    The first thing that you should hear over the phone is the name of the company you are contacting. For example, if you hear “Hello, you’ve reached a moving company.”, that is a huge red flag. You see, fake companies usually operate under several business names, all at once, and don’t know which one you are calling for. That is why they present their business as a generic name, one that can fit all of the companies. You simply don’t want to do any business, rent storage solutions, or anything else with such companies. Doing so is very dangerous and it might put your belongings at risk. Not to mention that you will usually need to pay “through the nose” for the relocation. Instead, you want to do a background check on the company and Google their brand name before opting for their services. That way, you can confirm that the Idaho storage solutions that a company offers are legitimate.

    Name-changing companies

    Tying to the first one, one of the most common moving scams comes from the companies that frequently change their name. They are an “improvement” to the previous model, as they will answer with the name of the company in question. How then, to figure out whether they are legitimate or not? To do so, you will need to pay a visit to the Better Business Bureau and do a couple of quick Google checks. That will provide you with all the information you might need to verify if they are “on the up and up”.

    “Lowball” estimates

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    If an offer looks too good to be true, it most likely is.

    Now we come to the most common moving scam of them all, Lowball estimates. The fact of the matter is that relocations are costly endeavors, there’s no way around that. If you see an offer that is “too good to be true”, it most likely is not true. What you need to do is ask around the area you live in, let’s say Boise, and find out how much professional moving services Boise ID actually costs. While there is always some degree of competition among the moving companies, not a single reputable one will provide you with an unrealistically low offer.

    Lack of valuation options (insurance)

    This one might be a bit tricky to figure out. In general, all the top movers will offer you some kind of insurance or valuation for your belongings. However, the tricky part is that, by law, moving companies cannot provide valuation coverage on their own. This is mostly done through third-party companies. What you need to do is see what kind of options your movers are offering, and what valuation they are willing to provide. Normally, you will be able to get full value protection for your items, meaning that the company reimburses you for the total value in case of damage. Some Idaho moving companies may also offer a percentage of the cost, so make sure that you read the contract carefully.

    One of the most common moving scams – Blank contracts

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    Never sign a blank document.

    Speaking of contracts, some movers will offer you a blank contract, assuring you that it is the normal procedure. You should never, under any circumstances, sign a blank contract. No matter how much you trust the moving company in question. Every cost, every service, needs to be included in the contract at the time of the signing. No alterations can be made after both you and your movers sign the contract. Furthermore, make sure that all of your belongings are included in the contract, as you can’t file a claim for anything that is not in there.

    “Guaranteed” estimate without inspection

    The last common scam is when a moving company offers you a guaranteed moving estimate without even visiting your home or office. The scammers will try to assure you of their confidence to create a perfect estimate over the phone but in reality, this is not how it works. To get a guaranteed estimate in the state of Idaho, your movers need to visit the premises and conduct a thorough investigation. They need to account for the size, weight, and volume of your belongings, as well as the layout of the building. If your movers say that these things are unnecessary, you are about to be a victim of a moving scam.

    While these were the most common moving scams, the fact is that scammers always invent new ways of scamming people. You may encounter quick “in and out” bids, movers requesting a large deposit pre-relocation, or offering exorbitant packing fees. The best thing to do, in all cases, is to get several estimates and compare companies before making any decisions. Of course, going with companies rich in history, experience, and reviews is always a sure bet to go with. Those are some of the factors that make Peasley Moving & Storage the obvious choice for anyone in need of relocation services, after all!

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