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 prepare artwork for transportation

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    Shipping regular items will be a big challenge for people who have never shipped items before. But shipping precious artwork pieces is an incredibly big endeavor that might make you feel overwhelmed. So let’s say you did your job right, as you have already hired one of the best freight companies Boise has to offer, and now you are ready to get your items on the road. But how do you prepare artwork for transportation in such a way that it guarantees their safety? That’s precisely what we are here to find out.

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    Don’t lose or damage any part of your paintings or sculptures. Instead, read our pieces of advice.

    The risks that will urge you to prepare artwork for transportation

    You probably don’t need us to tell you how fragile and expensive your artwork pieces are. That’s why you also don’t need us to tell you that you should go above and beyond to prepare your items for the upcoming journey. The truth is that, whether your items are going to be handled by you or by reliable movers Caldwell ID, you still have to take measures of prevention. The risks that accompany artwork transportation are numerous, and they include:

    • Breakages, tears, loose parts, smudges are all common problems people face when transporting art.
    • Cigarettes, fingerprints, domestic chemicals, makeup can all damage your delicate pieces.
    • Even something as simple and mundane as strong light can be a hazard for your items.

    Thus, you ought to be cautious and make the right choices every step of the way. From finding the right temperature-controlled storage Boise unit to using the right materials for packing art, you will have a lot of work on your hands in the days to come.

    How to prepare paintings for transportation?

    The most common artwork people own are, without a doubt, paintings. Paintings can range in all sizes and values. Naturally, the more valuable a painting is, the more caution it will require. It goes without saying that shipping and transport of valuable art pieces will be much safer once you do it with a reliable professional by your side. However, if you insist to pack your paintings by yourself, the first thing you need to consider is whether the paintings are framed or not.

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    Whether you have bought a painting or made it yourself, you’ll want to be extra careful when it comes to its transportation.

    In case you are preparing unframed pieces, there’s one thing you will want to pay special attention to – the material that comes in direct contact with your items. Thus, wrapping your paintings in acid-free tissue paper is the only way to go. But you will not want to stop there, as you’ll need to protect your pieces against moisture, as well.

    For starters, wrap your painting in plastic, and then place a few layers of cardboard on every side of the painting. Once you have a newly secured piece, it’s time to apply outside protection, as well. Place your piece in between two corrugated pieces of cardboard and tape the sides. Don’t forget to label the box with the word FRAGILE – you’d be surprised how many people we have seen forget.

    On the other hand, if you are preparing framed paintings for transportation, you’ll be playing by a completely different set of rules. We here at Peasley Moving & Storage can’t judge whether it’s more difficult to pack framed or unframed paintings, as both of these options come with certain challenges. When moving a framed painting, the first thing you will need is a custom crate. Your piece needs to fit in comfortably inside the box, with three inches of space available on all sides of the frame. Just like unframed paintings, framed paintings also require you to wrap them in layers of protective packing materials.

    The difference here is that you should focus on the corners of the frame, as they are most prone to damage. Next, place a layer or two of foam on the bottom of the crate in order to create a comfortable home for your painting. Mark it as fragile and successfully prepare your artwork for transportation.

    How to prepare sculptures for transportation?

    If you thought that preparing painting for transportation is difficult, then you are in for quite a surprise. Preparing sculptures for shipping is even more difficult than dealing with paintings. But don’t worry – you’ll be admiring your artwork in the new home soon enough. To ensure that your sculptures arrive in pristine condition, there are three things that you need. A custom crate, bubble pack, and lots of shredded paper. Start by wrapping every part of your sculpture in two layers of a bubble pack. Tape the protective packing material around the sculpture and leave no corner unprotected.

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    The size of your sculptures isn’t important. Every piece deserves the same treatment.

    Secondly, fill one-third of the custom crate with shredded paper. Place the sculpture in the middle of the crate and then fill the remainder of the box with shredded paper. The goal here is to secure the sculpture with shredded paper so that it can’t move during transportation. Once there is no wiggle room for your piece, you can seal the crate shut. Once again, don’t forget about the keyword here – FRAGILE.

    Prepare your art pieces for transportation and marvel in their beauty

    Nothing can make a room more special than a beautiful painting or a unique sculpture. Whether you have paid a lot of money for your piece of art or have made it by yourself, you ought to keep good care of it. Thus, if you are going through relocation, some caution is advised. You’ll need to prepare artwork for transportation in such a way that provides perfect safety. After all, you don’t want to gamble with a piece you absolutely love, right? With our tips, you won’t have to.

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