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

Guidelines for preparing vehicles for transport

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    Your car is one of the most valuable things you own aside from your house. So when you’re moving, you’ll probably want to bring it with you. One option is to drive your car (or any other vehicle) to your new home or even to use your car to relocate. But sometimes that just isn’t possible. You might have too many things to move using only a car. Or you may be moving very far away and therefore need the help of Idaho moving companies to do so successfully. In such cases, you’ll need to ship your car instead. In order to do that without issues, you’ll need to learn more about preparing vehicles for transport because preparation is key for moving your car safely.

    Consider whether the vehicle is worth having transported

    Depending on how far you’re moving and what type of vehicle you’re bringing with you, the cost of transporting your vehicle when relocating can easily exceed the value of the vehicle itself. This is especially true for cars because while heavy equipment movers can be pricey, the equipment and vehicles they move are usually even more expensive.

    A car, especially an older model or a second-hand vehicle, might simply not be worth the price of shipping. And if you’re moving internationally, you can also count on additional costs for customs and registration. When it all adds up, you may find that buying a new car at your destination is just more cost-effective. So before you start preparing your car for shipping, do the math and decide if that’s really the best thing to do.

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    Ask yourself if the vehicle is worth the cost and effort of shipping at all.

    Guide to preparing vehicles for transport

    If you decide to ship your vehicle, you’ll have to contact professionals. Vehicles are too large to ship without special containers and trucks that only moving and shipping companies that provide auto handling have access to. But even if you get the absolute best international door to door shipping services, you’ll still need to prepare your vehicle for transport first. This part is on you so make sure you get it done before the movers arrive to pick up your car!

    Start by washing your vehicle and cleaning the interior

    The first step should be pretty obvious: you should always ship vehicles clean inside and out. Although it’s unlikely to happen, dirt and debris can cause damage to your vehicle during transport. More importantly, however, having a clean vehicle will greatly help you assess its condition. Once your car is washed, you’ll be able to see any scratches, dents, and other damages to it. And when it’s delivered, it’ll be easier to notice new damage if the vehicle is clean. There’s also always the added bonus of not having to deal with washing your car after the relocation.

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    Washing a car is the first step in preparing it for transport.

    Take photos to document the condition of the vehicle

    Another thing that will help you assess the vehicle’s condition is taking photos of it. Make sure to get photos of both the exterior and the interior of the car as well as close-ups of any damage already present. When your vehicle is delivered, compare its condition to the photos you took prior to transport. That way, you’ll easily be able to see if something went wrong during the shipping process. And if it did, you can use your photos as proof.

    Remove accessories and other loose items

    Vehicles don’t stay completely still during transportation; they move around and so do the things inside them. So if you have any accessories in or on your vehicle – such as cargo holds, electronics, and even decorations, either remove them or fasten them properly. This ensures that they don’t move around during transport and end up damaged or damaging the car. In the case of large things like cargo holds, this will also help lower the weight of the vehicle and therefore the cost of shipping it.

    Check the vehicle’s mechanical condition

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    Don’t fill up your gas tank before shipping your car.

    Any time you’re moving a vehicle or even just putting it in a storage unityou need to make sure that it’s in good condition. Most mechanical problems will get worse over time. So it’s best to resolve them before you move or store your vehicle. Additionally, moving and shipping companies will sometimes refuse service because of poor mechanical conditions as it can be dangerous to move cars with gas leaks for example. So inspect your vehicle for the following:

    • make sure there are no leaks
    • check that the brakes work
    • charge your battery if it’s low
    • check the oil and gas levels
    • make sure your tires are inflated properly

    Pay special attention to the gas tank and tire pressure

    The two most important things to check are the gas level and the tire pressures. You don’t want to ship a car with a full tank – that’s dangerous and adds weight to the vehicle which increases the cost of transportation. However, you also don’t want to send a vehicle with a completely empty tank. You should leave about 7/8-1/4 of a tank of gas. Similarly, tires shouldn’t be under or over-inflated. Under-inflated tires won’t absorb shock as well while over-inflated tires might explode under pressure. Tire damage will make it difficult to get the car on or off the transportation vehicle. So it’s very important to make sure tires are inflated properly.

    Additional tips for transporting vehicles

    Once you’ve done all the major steps, you can turn to the finishing touches:

    • disable the alarms
    • deactivate toll tags so they don’t automatically pick up unnecessary costs
    • lock the car
    • consider making an extra set of keys for the movers
    • get third-party valuation coverage for your vehicle if you’re worried about something happening to it
    • check whether you need to re-register your car if you’re crossing state lines

    Properly preparing vehicles for transport is the key to safe and successful vehicle transportation. It’s what is best for you, the company you hire, and your vehicle. So take this preparation seriously to ensure the best possible relocation experience!

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