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.

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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 pack a dresser for transport

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    Relocation is never easy. So many tasks ahead of you and so much packing. Packing your whole home and life into boxes is not easy. And when you need to pack and move bulky items – things only get more complicated. Learning how to pack a dresser for transport will take time. A lot of people choose to hire some of the most reputable Idaho moving companies to help them. Whatever you choose – you need to be prepared and ready to handle big pieces of furniture.

    Before you learn how to pack a dresser decide is it worth it

    You probably love your dresser and you didn’t plan to leave it behind. But before you think about packing your dresser, transporting it – think about it. You need to look at the facts and be practical. What is the state of your dresses? Is it old and worn out? Will your dresser survive the transport? Will you only be putting it into temperature controlled storage Boise? Most importantly –  will the dresser fit into your new home and layout? If the answer to any of these questions is yes – you should really think is it really worth going through all the trouble of packing your dresser for the transport.

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    Before you start packing your dresser make sure it is practical to move it

    Gather all packing supplies

    If you want to pack your dresser properly you need to gather all the packing supplies that will ensure its safety. Don’t try to save the money, since it can cost you much more in the end. Buy quality packing supplies and make sure that once you pack your dresser and give it to Idaho freight companies – your dresser will be safe and sound during transport. You will need the following:

    • furniture blankets – they go around your dresser and ensure that is it protected. Besides that, they will absorb shocks and vibrations during your whole relocation
    • plastic wrap – is also an ideal and additional layer of protection for your dresser during the relocation
    • packing tape, cardboard, paper padding, and zip bags.

    Before learning to pack a dresser make sure it can fit through your home

    One very important step when moving that will help you execute a fast relocation is measuring everything. Although it might seem like your dresser can fit through door frames, or hallway it is much wiser to actually measure everything. Sometimes even 1 inch can make a difference. Measure everything carefully so you can be prepared. In case your dresser can’t fit in the hallway you will need to rethink the idea of learning how to pack a dresser.

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    Before packing make sure that your dresser can fit into your new home

    Furniture sliders come in hand

    If you plan to move on your own furniture sliders will be your lifesavers. They are very practical and they can save you from a lot of trouble. Basically, they are pieces of hard rubber or very durable plastic. Furniture sliders decrease the friction between a heavy piece of furniture and the floor. This practically means that you can move bulky and heavy items without a sweat. Also, it will this will speed up the process of unpacking. Of course, make sure that you got the right sliders – for the right floor.

    Ask for help

    There is a great chance that you will need help to carefully pack your dresser and transport it. It is not an easy task, especially if you have a big dresser. If your dresser is heavy don’t try to move it on your own. You are just risking some serious moving injuries and damaging your dresser. Ask your friends, and family to help you and make a fun day out of it. Order pizza, talk and enjoy your time together.

    The next step if you want to learn how to pack a dresser is cleaning

    The next step in packing a dresser is making sure that your dresser is clean. Most importantly that the top of your dresser should be completely clean. There should not be any additional items on it – vases, lamps, stands – remove all of them. Also, clean your dresser especially if you are moving long-distance and your dresser will be packed for a long period of time. By doing that you are ensuring that there won’t be any damage or anything similar. This is especially important if your dresser has a mirror – separate them and pack them separately after cleaning.

    What to do with drawers?

    Some people say that you should empty the drawers so you can move them around easily and to avoid any possible damage. On the other hand, you will often hear advice on packing a dresser -“Don’t empty the drawers”. The main benefit is that you won’t have to pack and unpack everything from your dresser and that will speed up the whole relocation process. Ideally, you should empty all the drawers and use this opportunity to declutter your belongings. Especially if you are moving in with your significant other and merging homes. Starting fresh is essential!

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    Take out the drawers for easier transport of the dresser

    Secure the drawers

    Once you emptied the drawers and cleaned your dresser – you should secure the drawers from any potential damage. There are two ways to secure them. One way is to use painter’s tape and put it on each edge to ensure that your drawers will stay in their place. The other way is to use stretch wrap and wrap your whole dresser before using furniture blankets and protective wrap. That will also ensure the safety of your drawers and the dresser.

    The final step on how to pack a dresser – wrap it with furniture blankets

    Once you ensure that the drawers will stay in their places and that your dresser is clean you should start wrapping it. You will need 4 to 6 blankets to wrap the dresser properly. Make sure to cover every edge to avoid any damage. After that using packing tape secure your blankets. And as a final step wrap your dresser in stretch wrap to ensure everything will stay in its place. Also, you will keep your dresser clean and you will avoid any possible damage.


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