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

How to avoid common shipping obstacles

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    The notion of shipping has become a habit for people – like breathing. In a perfect world, you would manage to do so without running into any obstacles that would put a damper on the entire project. And while there might be many problems that could come your way, there are also just as many solutions for those same problems. We here at Peasley Moving & Storage ID speak from experience when we say that there is a way to avoid common shipping obstacles and challenges, and we will be more than happy to help you head down the right path.

    Frequent problems and ways to avoid common shipping obstacles

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    There’s a suitable solution for just about any problem.

    Once you start looking into freight shipping Boise companies, the first thing you are going to notice is variety. You are going to have a lot of different options at your disposal, which is certainly a good thing. Although, there are some people who prefer to have a limited number of options, as it helps them arrive at a decision more quickly. But no matter which group of people you belong to, the thing that is going to help you avoid common shipping problems is attention. You need to be alert, attentive, and careful when choosing your freight company. As for the problems that might be encountered, they are quite common yet (usually) 100% avoidable.

    1. Upon arriving at their location, your items have some damage

    Whether you are using the assistance of Idaho international movers, long-distance moving companies, or freight shipping companies, you will have one main goal in mind – to be reunited with your items that will stay out of harm’s way. Unfortunately, that’s not what happens every time. The conditions that your items will be exposed to are very hard. And whether they are traveling by plane, ship, or even a truck, they will be exposed to quite a few bumps on the road.

    And while you can’t be in complete control of the situation, you can still have a huge impact on the safety of your items. The key to keeping your items safe during transport is hidden in proper packing and custom crating. Ensure that all of your items are placed in suitable containers. Plus, wrap your belongings in layers of protective packing materials. They are a life-saver in these situations.

    2. Some of your items get lost

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    Investing in a more expensive company usually turns out to be way cheaper in the end.

    Whether you have paid for door to door international shipping or you have decided to pick up your items from the port, chances are that you will be tracking your shipment throughout its journey. But you will only be able to do so with premium shipping companies. Because once you hand over your items to some companies, it can feel like they have been sucked into a black hole. Premium crating and shipping providers will constantly keep track of your package and its progression, and they won’t hesitate to intervene if at any moment they lose contact with the package. That’s why it usually pays off to invest in a slightly more expensive provider of services.

    3. You experience costs that are too high

    As we have just mentioned, paying a bit more money for a shipping company is a good idea. Of course, there are some costs that are a must when transporting your belongings. However, if you feel like the costs are too high, you can always do a bit of research. Just like you would request free moving estimates from different moving companies that you are planning to hire, you should also compare the costs of different shipping providers. Just remember – no matter how tight your budget is, you should never compromise quality for affordability.

    In case you are trying to save money on shipping, you can always organize transport in advance. Besides, being in no rush will give you enough time to do everything slowly and carefully, helping you avoid common shipping obstacles in the long run.

    4. The shipping route disruptions

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    You won’t always have a clear path in front, but that should not be an obstacle.

    There are only so many things that one can control. Natural disasters, political unrests, and the pandemic aren’t some of them. Once any of those problems get in the way of your items reaching their destination, your shipping logistics company enters the scene. If you’ve done your job right and chosen a company that is reliable, you will have a specialist with experience, knowledge, and an extensive network of contacts. They will be able to leverage all of these qualities to your favor, solving any unpredictable shipping route disruptions. As it turns out, most of these common shipping obstacles are something that you can avoid by choosing a reputable shipping provider.

    5. Paying for damaged or broken items

    It goes without saying that you could do everything by the book and still end up with a few damaged items. Alas, there are no guarantees in life. While these are the things that you can’t control, you can absolutely behave responsibly and opt for cargo insurance. You are most likely using at least one type of valuation clauses in your everyday life. And if you do, then we have no doubt that you will be able to realize how investing in coverage is a good idea. If the worst-case scenario happens, at least you won’t have to have financial worries.

    You can’t always avoid all of the common shipping obstacles…

    If that could be done, there would be no shipping problems, to begin with. However, you can try to avoid common shipping obstacles by being ready for that which you can’t expect. We understand that there aren’t many things that can stress you out as much as seeing broken items after your commercial or residential Boise relocation. But you just have to accept the fact that these things are normal, and they happen to everyone. And, somehow, everyone continues to live on.

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