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 moving day injuries

paper plane icon

Free Moving Estimate

Relocation is can be an exciting journey. You’re moving to a new home, settling in, making new friends, getting to know a new neighborhood (or city or even state), starting a new job… The excitement of a new and better life makes all the stress of moving worth it. But there are times when the days and weeks after the move are not quite that pleasant. Specifically, when you injure yourself while moving. And moving day is especially risky as there are so many things to do. Of course, with the help of Idaho movers, it’ll be easier to avoid moving day injuries. But there are also other things you can do to ensure a safe and pleasant end to your move.

You can avoid moving day injuries by becoming aware of the risks

Moving is stressful enough when you’re healthy. So imagine how much worse it’ll be if you’re injured! We all want to avoid that. And while it’s not possible to predict absolutely every situation in which you might risk an injury, it is certainly possible (and desirable) to consider where the risks lie so you can try to avoid them. And these situations are not unique to moving. Putting your antiques in temperature-controlled storage Boise or moving furniture around for a remodeling project or replacing large appliances can all put you in a similar situation as moving. So think in advance about the situations that might cause you to harm and plan for ways to avoid them.

Person massaging their neck to avoid moving day injuries.
If you’re aware of the risks, it’ll be easier to avoid them.

Most common ways to injure yourself on moving day

Moving injuries are, unfortunately, not that uncommon. Especially when you are moving on your own, there are many ways to injure yourself:

  • improper lifting techniques can leave you with pulled muscles or back injuries (which can be very serious)
  • dressing inappropriately can cause all sorts of problems from tripping and falling to overheating on a summer day filled with physical activity
  • not eating healthy, not resting, and pushing yourself too hard can all cause you to overexert yourself easily and leave you with sore muscles and low energy
  • a lack of planning could have you carrying things for longer than necessary, tripping over stuff, and overall just making moving harder on yourself than necessary which will lead to stress as well as potential physical issues

The best ways to avoid moving day injuries

When it comes to your health, it is always better to prevent than to treat. So you should do whatever you can to make moving day as safe and easy as possible on yourself.

Get the help you need and don’t rush

Moving day will be far easier if you have help. Whether you plan on relying on local movers Boise or asking friends and family for assistance, make sure you’re not alone in this. There are certain things like furniture and large appliances that you simply cannot move on your own. Trying to do so will almost certainly result in injuries and possibly damage to your property. So ask for help and consider hiring movers because they are really your best option for a smooth and safe move. Finally, wake up as early as you need to in order to give yourself plenty of time to load the moving truck on the day. Rushing will only increase the risk of things going wrong and no time saved is worth serious bodily harm.

A day planner.
Make a good plan and schedule to ensure that your moving day goes smoothly.

Pack smart

By the time moving day rolls around, you’ll want to have already finished packing. But that just means you’ll need to think in advance about your safety on moving day. One option is to have professional packers handle the packing – they’ll know how to pack in a way that’s safe for both you and your belongings. But if you’re packing by yourself, keep this in mind:

  • don’t fill large boxes with heavy things
  • don’t overfill boxes
  • keep the weight of all boxes at a manageable level (usually up to 50lbs)
  • reinforce boxes with tape so they don’t fall apart while you’re carrying them

Disassemble furniture

Furniture is one of the hardest things to move because it’s big, bulky, irregularly shaped, and often very heavy. Disassembling furniture makes it easier to handle so get your tools out! Just make sure to keep all the nuts and bolts secure so you can reassemble everything later.

Learn the proper lifting techniques and use the right tools

By far the easiest way to injure yourself on moving day is to try and lift something heavy the wrong way. For one, you should avoid lifting at all if you can. Try pushing or dragging large and heavy things instead. This will be easier if you use tools like moving dollies, moving straps, and furniture sliders which make it easier to move heavy items. For another, you should learn the right way to lift things using your legs and relieving the stress on your back.

Dress appropriately

It may seem silly to think about a moving day outfit. But this is an important step. You should wear something comfortable that won’t restrict your movement but will be relatively form-fitting so it doesn’t catch on things and trip you up. Make sure your shoes cover your toes too. Always choose natural, breathable materials, especially if you’re moving in the summer.

Clothes on a bed.
Plan your outfit for moving day in advance.

Plan your routes and clear the path

Movers charge extra for difficult relocations that include a lot of tight corners and stairs. There are good reasons for this – try maneuvering a couch around a tight corner and you’ll see for yourself. Sometimes, these types of architectural obstacles are unavoidable. But sometimes, a good route through the house can make a big difference. So look over your house plans and try to find the easiest, shortest, and most straightforward ways out of the door. Then, make sure to clear the path of boxes. This will make it easier to carry things through the house safely.

Take regular care of your health and you won’t have to worry

How well you handle the physical and mental stress of moving will depend in large part on your general health. So a good way to avoid moving day injuries is to prepare your body for the work. If you don’t already have a workout routine, consider getting into one in the weeks leading up to the relocation. Include lifting and endurance exercises in it. Even more importantly, make sure to eat healthy and get plenty of rest. While this may not seem like a priority when moving, it can make a huge difference to your health, give you more energy, and even lower your stress levels.

Latest Posts

Let our team put together a comprehensive moving plan for you. Complete our simple free quote form or contact us at 1-208-375-0961.