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 recognize fraudulent movers?

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Moving is a complicated, intricate, and time-consuming process. The good news is that you can find a way around all the complexity that surrounds the moving process. If you are wondering what you have to do, we could tell you that all you have to do is hire reputable Idaho movers – but we know that’s easier said than done. Lately, a lot of fraudulent activities have become a sort of an integral part of the moving industry. With all those moving scams and frauds lurking around the corner, it could be hard to fully trust a moving company. But don’t worry – our job will be to show you how to recognize fraudulent movers. And your job will be to remember these tactics the next time you are searching for movers.

How to recognize fraudulent movers in five simple steps

If you make it from step one to step five without ticking off any imaginary yes boxes, then you have most likely found a reliable moving company. But we will tell you that even one of these red flags should be enough for you to reconsider your options and find a company in whose credibility you won’t doubt. Or at least do some further research.

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Have you opted for a reputable moving company? Let’s find out!

1. Fraudulent movers usually offer low-ball prices

Let’s say you are trying to find movers Star ID and have typed the term in Google. You see many companies popping up, you visit their websites, and request moving estimates. You are looking at the results, and you see a couple of companies with similar pricing and one that appears to be much cheaper. As much as you are trying to have a budget-friendly relocation, we strongly suggest that you stay away from the company with a low-ball offer. These are the companies that almost always turn out to be fraudulent.

Fraudulent movers have no intention of delivering your belongings or ensuring they arrive safely to your new home. That’s why their price is so cheap – sometimes, they don’t plan to see you ever again.

2. A large deposit is a big red flag

We are not saying that your movers won’t ask for a deposit. A reasonable deposit is a staple of many businesses and the same applies to the moving industry. However, the focus here is on the word reasonable. You should never pay a deposit that seems large. How will you know where the limit is? Well, paying 10% of the estimate in advance is completely okay – but paying 50% upfront isn’t.

Fraudulent movers profit if you are tied to them – and you can rest assured that you will feel tied once you invest such a large sum. So even once you start noticing additional red flags, you won’t be able to back down. Do you now see why it’s so important to recognize fraudulent movers on time?

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Have you been asked for a big deposit? We suggest you reconsider your options.

3. If you spot a contract with blank spaces, you have spotted fraudulent movers

Are you getting ready to sign a contract with residential movers? Then take a good look at the contract. Does it contain all the necessary pieces of information? If it does, good for you – feel free to put your signature on the dotted line. But in case you see any blank spaces, we suggest you refrain from signing the contract. After all, that’s just the general rule, right? You should never sign a contract without knowing exactly what you are agreeing to.

So what could come out as a result of a blank moving contract? For starters, you could face extra fees and you would have no way of proving they weren’t part of the original estimate. And that was just one of many things that could happen – so pay attention now before it becomes too late.

4. You can recognize fraudulent movers by over-the-phone estimates

Don’t get us wrong – over-the-phone estimates are a great and quick way for people to get an idea about their upcoming moving costs. There’s nothing wrong with it. However, there is something wrong with movers who refuse to come to your home for an on-site estimate. On-site estimates are a way to get an accurate quote, as well as go through the details of your move. And this goes for both residential and commercial moves – you always need to know how much money to set aside.

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Try to schedule an in-person meeting with movers. If they refuse, continue with your research.

In case you are trying to schedule an on-site estimate but your movers keep refusing to meet you, it is our suggestion for you to keep looking for movers. Continue your research for the best moving companies that really want to provide you with quality moving services. They exist – you just have to find them.

5. Professionalism is a sign of a reputable company – and vice versa

Professionalism is a quality you will want to look for in your moving company of choice. The good news is that the lack of professionalism is usually easy to spot – we have no doubt you will be able to do it without any problems. And the thing with fraudulent movers is that they almost always lack that desired professionalism. If you are talking to them on the phone or in-person, pay attention to their tone and choice of words. Reputable movers will always be there to answer all of your questions and provide additional pieces of information. The same can’t be said for fraudulent movers.

We hope you understand how important it is to learn how to recognize fraudulent movers. The unfortunate thing is that there are many less-than-reputable companies. But the good news is that we have given you the tools for recognizing them. So whether you are looking for long-distance, local, or interstate movers, make sure you remember these tools. They will definitely come in handy the next time you find yourself in need of movers.

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