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 prevent common shipping delays in Idaho

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    Everyone who has been at least dabbling in the shipping business in Idaho knows the pain of shipping delays. They are quite common, and they can be seriously detrimental to business processes. Not to mention customer satisfaction and other important factors. To prevent common shipping delays in Idaho, you are going to need to “roll up your sleeves” and incorporate some additional business practices. Making sure that the documentation is in order, checking the system for optimization, that sort of thing. Of course, working with one of the top freight companies Idaho has to offer is going to help a great deal, as well.

    What can you do to prevent common shipping delays in Idaho

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    If you have a lot of shipments over the month, finding an adequate storage unit might be in your best interest.

    While you can never completely eliminate all shipping delays, as they are a part of the business, what you can do is try and minimize them wherever possible. Basically, what you can influence, influence. Here are some of the best ways to reduce the delays that you have some degree of control over:

    • Make sure the documentation is in order
    • Check your shipping system
    • Open new lines of communication
    • Manage what you can

    It may also be a good idea to find a storage unit that is close to your freight company of choice. There are numerous business storage solutions in Idaho, after all, and you might reduce the delays simply by having your stock nearer to the shipper. While it might not have a huge effect, every bit counts. But that is just the first step and not the entire solution. Let’s see what else can help.

    The first step to prevent common shipping delays in Idaho – Proper documentation!

    Every business can relate to this. Typos are a huge deal. Incorrect bills of lading can lead to detrimental outcomes such as customs holds, under and over-billing, surcharges, as well as payment delays. In fact, the most common shipping delays are caused by incorrect documentation. And this is something that you have some control of.

    What you need to do is make sure that every member of your staff understands that accurate shipping information is absolutely critical. If you need to contact the customer to verify the shipping address, for example, it is in your best interest to do so. The same goes for partners for door to door international shipping, you need to make sure that the information is correct. And that does not only include the address, every detail needs to be as accurate as possible. If you manage to reduce the “typos” to a minimum, you will successfully prevent many of the common shipping delays.

    Check the system for any errors/optimizations

    It does not matter if you are shipping only a few packages a week, you need to have a system in place. And that system is slowly going to become automatic. Once that happens, it is easy to overlook any inefficiencies in the system, because “it has been working all this time”. Well, the situation can change, and even the best thought-out systems need optimizing and adaptation from time to time.

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    Make sure to have someone check your system for possible optimizations.

    Even the most well-thought-out systems, created by top professionals usually have ample room for improvement. In practice, the conditions will change and therefore the system needs to be changed. What you need to do is identify the weak points in the system and “play” with them until you get the desired results. Observe your palletizing, timing of the pickups, and anything else that you might think is the problem.

    What you might want to do is involve other professionals that have gone through this process already. Some of the top movers Boise has to offer to know a great deal about optimizing their own systems. While the industry might not be exactly the same, there are striking similarities. You might even pick up some valuable packing tips and tricks along the way. 

    Communication is key

    Normally, the company that is doing the shipping will be responsible for most of the communication with the customers. But that does not mean that you can choose to ignore communication altogether. If you want to prevent delays, you are going to need to look for lines of communication between you and the shipper. 

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    Clear lines of communication can solve many shipping delays.

    One example of this, which is very common, is that there is no way for a warehouse to notify your business if they simply don’t have the capacity to accept your shipment at the appointed time. This creates delays that are seemingly untrackable but which can be solved if you only knew about them. You may have an option of utilizing another Idaho warehouse or a storage unit, or you can deal with the problem in any other way. But if you don’t know that the problem exists in the first place, there’s nothing that you can do.

    Therefore, make sure that you are able to get information about any delays happening as soon as there is an issue. It is not easy, granted, but it is an essential piece of the “delay prevention puzzle”.

    You can’t prevent some of the common shipping delays in Idaho but you can manage them

    Not all shipping delays can be prevented. Truth be told, most of them can’t. While you can prevent a large number of delays by using some of the above suggestions, sometimes you simply have to manage the situation after the delay has already occurred. If there is a tornado in Idaho, for example, you can have all the documentation in order, a free warehouse, and all the other bells and whistles and it will all be for naught.

    What you need to do is figure out a way to manage these incidents properly. This depends from business to business and there is no universal answer, however. Try to work with a shipping company that will immediately notify you of any such occurrences. This will give you more time to deal with them, one way or another. That is the best way to prevent common shipping delays in Idaho, and anywhere else.

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