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 determine the number of movers you need?

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    So you want to know how to determine the number of movers you need?  The number of required professionals is one of the most important factors that will be determining your relocation cost. So if you want to calculate your moving cost and set your budget you need to know all variables in advance. In the next article, movers Boise will show you how to calculate everything and what you can do to decrease the number of required movers, thus lowering your moving cost.

    The number of moving pros you need depends on many aspects

    First of all, it is important to understand that there is no magical formula that will help you to precisely determine how big of a moving crew you need.  Every home is different, and the number of people required for the job depends on many factors. First, you need to analyze the size and content of your inventory.  It is not the same when you are moving your personal items and when you are moving a complete home with all the furniture.

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    The number of required professionals depend on many factors

    Next, you need to consider the length of your move. Long distance movers Boise will use more workforce than local movers. Also, it is not the same when you are moving a ground-level home and an 8th-floor apartment. However, you can take an average home and use it to closely determine how many people your movers in Boise will need to bring in order to ensure a safe and stress-free relocation.  Here are the examples:

    • Smallest 1 bedroom apartments – you will need 2 movers and approximately 4 hours of work
    • 1-2 bedroom apartment – you will need 2-3 movers and approximately 5 hours of work
    • 2-3 bedroom home – you will need 3 movers and approximately 6 hours of work
    • 3-4 bedroom home – you will need 3-4 movers and approximately 8 hours of work
    • 4 and up bedroom home – you will need 4 movers and approximately 10 hours of work

    Other factors that affect how many movers you need

    As we mentioned above these are just guesses. The number of required professionals cannot be precisely determined this way so what are the other things to consider?

    • How many items you have to relocate?
    • If you plan to declutter, how will you remove your excess items?
    • Will you ask your movers to pack your items or you will do it on your own?
    • Are you planning to disassemble your furniture on your own or you are hiring movers for this?
    • Do you have any exceptionally large and heavy items that only piano movers Boise can move?

    The number of required moving experts depends on the amount of your stuff

    The number of items you have to move is closely related to the number of moving professionals your residential movers Boise will need to send to your premises. As you probably already know, some people do not own furniture. And they always move to a furnished home. So when they move, they only have a few boxes with clothes, books, and similar personal items. On the other hand, if you are moving to a home of the same size but you own everything inside and you want to move everything with you, you will need a significantly larger moving crew.

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    How many moving experts you need mostly depends on the number of your items

    Declutter to decrease the number of needed movers

    One thing that can help you to decrease the number of needed professionals is decluttering. The more items you remove before the move, the fewer movers you will need. However, depending on the scale of your decluttering process you will maybe need to hire a professional junk removal service. So that can diminish the benefits of decluttering. At least when it comes to the money you save on smaller moving crew. If you want to feel the benefits of decluttering, you will need to organize everything on your own.

    Pack on your own if you want to hire a smaller moving crew

    Packing is probably the most difficult part of the moving process. It is hard for you, as well as your movers. So if you decide to hire a professional packing service, the moving company will probably have to send a few more hands to speed up the process. That is another factor that affects the number of professionals you need.  Of course, if the price of your move is the most important to you, you can avoid this by packing on your own. In that case, be ready to do some physical work.

    Hire movers to disassemble your furniture

    Another important thing that can affect how many moving pros you will need is your furniture. Or disassembling it, to be exact. Disassembling furniture is a  complicated process that requires not only adequate tools and knowledge but also a pair of helping hands. If you do not have any of that, you will need to hire professionals. Moreover, hiring movers to disassemble your furniture is a good way to avoid damage to your items and injury. So this is something that we certainly recommend.

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    Hire movers to disassemble your furniture

    You will need help if you have to move a piano or a heavy safe

    Besides furniture, which is usually the most difficult to move in one home, some people own items that can create even more problems. Of course, we are talking about pianos, pool tables, hot tubs, heavy safes, and similar items. Not everyone owns one of these items. But if you do, you will have to count on an increased number of required people.

    Start your planning today

    This is how to determine the number of movers you need. Of course, these are just examples. Compare them to your situation and use this information to calculate your moving cost.

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