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 Research and Compare Local Moving Companies

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When moving to a new home, you’ll want all the help you can get. For many people, this includes professional moving services. But before you can hire the best Idaho movers, you must first find them. And that’s easier said than done! After all, there are probably dozens of moving companies in your area. How will you know which one is the right one? In order to answer that question, you’ll need to research and compare local moving companies. Investing a bit of time and effort into that is the only way to ensure that you get the best of the best for your relocation. So do your best!

Before you research and compare local moving companies, decide what it is that you’re looking for

You should know what it is that you’re looking for before you start looking for it! Postponing important decisions, such as whether to hire movers Star ID at all and what exactly for, will only make the relocation process harder. So don’t procrastinate! Ask yourself the important questions early on.

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Decide what you’re looking for before you embark on a search.

Full-service movers, truck rental or DIY?

Hundreds of people move in the US every day. Each of those relocations is completely unique. And different people choose to handle them differently. Depending on where you’re moving, how much stuff you have, how much help you need and many other factors, you may choose to hire full-service movers who will take care of the entire relocation for you, rent a moving truck and do most things yourself or fully DIY it with your own vehicle. Keep in mind, however, that both full-on DIY and truck rental require you to do the vast majority of the work yourself. That’s a lot of time and effort to invest and it can be stressful. On the other hand, it tends to be cheaper.

Hiring movers seems like a major expense, which can put people off. But it’s important to keep in mind what you’re getting for that money! Moving with professional help is infinitely less stressful and will require a lot less work than doing it yourself. And if you need services like storage space, piano moving or something similar, then you’ll definitely want to hire a moving company!

What services do you expect from your movers?

Once you’ve decided to go with movers, you’ll want to think about what exactly you need them for. Do you want to save some money by packing and only having the movers load the truck and drive it? Is it only special services like pool table handle or auto shipping that you need help with? Or would you prefer to have the movers do everything from packing to unpacking for you? Whatever services it is that you settle on, make sure your chosen movers offer them!

Set your priorities before you research and compare local moving companies

Ideally, you’ll have the perfect team of movers available on the exact date when you need them at a cost well below your budget. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. So before you start looking into different moving companies, decide what matters most to you. Are you looking for impeccable service above all else and willing to spend a little extra for it? Or will you settle for postponing your move to a different date if it means saving money? Prioritize!

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Make a list of priorities!

Make a list of moving companies in the area

When looking for movers, it’s best and easiest to start with those close to you. Odds are, you’ll find the perfect moving company near you and won’t have to look all over the country. So check out Google or Yelp for residential movers in your area and make a list. Don’t go overboard – researching and comparing 30 different moving companies is unnecessary! But don’t go for the first movers you find either. Balance is important.

Check if the movers you’re considering are licensed

Even when you want to research and compare local moving companies, the first step should be to check licenses. Only interstate movers are required to be registered with FMCSA according to federal law. But many states license local movers and many local movers choose to register with the FMCSA anyway. Either way, having a license is always a good sign so focus on movers that do!

Narrow down based on reviews

Arguably the most important part of researching and comparing local moving companies is reading their reviews. There’s nothing quite like other customers’ reviews to reveal exactly what movers are really like. So be sure to always check out what other people are saying about the movers you’re considering! And we’re not just talking about the reviews they put on their own website. No, you want to look at multiple sources to get the best picture. So look at Google reviews, Yelp, social media accounts and specialty websites dedicated to reviewing moving services. The reviews will help you narrow down your choices to your best options.

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What are other people saying about the company you’re considering?

Get several moving quotes in order to research and compare local moving companies

The price will almost certainly factor into your decision of which movers you hire. So when you narrow down your choices a bit, start asking for free moving estimates. Most companies offer them online or over the phone and they’ll give you an idea of how much you can expect to pay for a certain service. So ask for a minimum of five estimates from different movers to get an accurate idea of the price range. If a number is suspiciously low or too high, you can disregard that particular company. In the end, you should be left with three top choices – pick the movers that fit your needs best and keep the other two in mind as backup!

Remember to keep an eye out for red flags!

While you research and compare local moving companies, it’s important to be vigilant. Moving scams are an unfortunate and unfortunately common issue that many people face during relocation. So keep an eye out for things like a lack of an online presence, frequent business name changes, fake reviews, unrealistic estimates, and other suspicious things. Don’t risk hiring these companies!

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