Founded in 1890, Peasley Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Peasley Moving & Storage will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.


All Peasley Moving & Storage Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Peasley Moving & Storage continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Peasley Moving & Storage requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re 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

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.

Rusty car
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.

Person washing a car while preparing vehicles for transport.
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

Person filling up a gas tank.
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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