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

Items you shouldn’t store long-term

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    If you’re planning on moving, if you’re remodeling or if you just need more space in your home, renting a storage unit can be a good solution. Many Idaho movers rent out storage space in a variety of sizes for both short- and long-term use. So regardless of whether you are looking to have your stuff out of the way for a couple of weeks or need a more permanent solution, this is something you should consider. However, when you are looking at storage as a more permanent solution, it’s important to keep in mind that not everything can be stored indefinitely. There are certain items you shouldn’t store long-term. So when you’re renting a storage unit for a while, you’ll want to avoid putting away these items.

    What are some items you shouldn’t store long-term?

    Long-term storage is an excellent solution for many of your belongings that you don’t regularly use. But it is definitely not the solution for everything. There are certain things you should never store for longer periods of time.

    Plants, pets or anything else living

    This should really be common sense, but you cannot and should not put anything living in storage for any extended period of time. When it comes to pets, taking care of them is more than just making them comfortable and feeding them. Animals require attention and connection with their owners. So leaving them in a storage room for any amount of time is cruel. When it comes to plants, temperature controlled storage Boise can work for a bit. But not for very long – plants need water and sunlight. So they are not suitable for long-term storage either.

    Three potted plants are items you shouldn't store long-term.
    Even the most resilient plants won’t last long in storage.

    Food (even non-perishables)

    Anything that comes with an expiration date cannot be left in storage indefinitely. Even non-perishable foods like canned dishes, grains and flour don’t last forever. What is worse, keeping food in your storage unit can attract all sorts of pests like rats, roaches and other insects. This can cause damage to other things in your storage unit. If you’re not regularly checking on your unit, pests that your food attracts can destroy other more valuable items. Finally, if you have food that you won’t be using for so long that you’re considering storing it long-term, it’s better to let it go to others who need it more so donate to food banks instead.

    Hazardous and toxic materials

    There are some things that you cannot keep in storage because moving companies have restrictions against them. All sorts of hazardous materials fall into this category. This includes:

    • toxic chemicals,
    • aerosol cans,
    • acids and gases,
    • pesticides,
    • oil and propane, and more.

    However, these are pretty broad categories. Some things you might not consider toxic are part of them. Cleaning supplies and deodorant, for example, are both hazardous and toxic materials. Storing them long term, especially without frequent supervision, could cause major damage to the rest of your items in storage and the unit itself. To avoid even attempting to store such items, get a comprehensive list of forbidden items from your moving and storage company.

    Anything flammable, explosive, corrosive or otherwise potentially dangerous

    In addition to hazardous and toxic materials, local movers Boise also won’t store other types of dangerous items. This includes anything flammable or corrosive. So check the packaging on any items you plan on storing – if they have a little flame sign on them, they probably won’t be welcome in long-term storage. If you think about it, it’s quite logical: just ask yourself if what you’re thinking of storing could potentially be dangerous. Of course, weapons, explosives, highly flammable liquids, motor oils, propane and other gases can be dangerous! So don’t store them. If you’re not sure about something, consult with your movers.

    Lit matches.
    Playing with fire is not smart when you plan on using your storage long-term.

    Wet or scented items

    While items like wet wipes don’t exactly have an expiration date, it’s only logical that they will dry out at some point. The same thing goes for things that are scented – at some point, they’ll stop being so. So there’s no point in storing these items long-term. By the time you get them out of storage, they will have lost the most important thing about them.

    Electronics

    Storing electronics and appliances long term is a grey area. They are, by and large, allowed in storage units. In some cases, storing them can even be welcome. An extra refrigerator that you can take out of storage when you move to a bigger house or an old gaming console that you’re keeping for sentimental reasons will be fine spending some time in storage. But more sensitive items like tablets and flat-screen TVs are far too likely to be damaged. Don’t risk it – use or sell your electronics instead of storing them long-term!

    Valuable and antique items you shouldn’t store long-term

    While some valuables and antiques won’t be harmed by the conditions of long-term storage (provided, of course, that you rent the right kind of unit), it is still best not to store them for longer periods of time. Even if you invest in good safety measures, priceless items are better off where you can keep an eye on them. If you have any family heirlooms, priceless art, valuable furniture, sensitive documents that your commercial movers ID won’t move or anything else irreplaceable that you don’t want to risk losing, it’s best to keep it out of long-term storage.

    Pair of rings.
    Don’t risk valuable items by putting them in storage for long periods of time.

    What to do with the items you shouldn’t store long-term?

    Just because you can’t put these things in storage long-term doesn’t mean you can’t get them out of the house if that’s your end goal. One option is to sell or donate the things you no longer use and don’t really need to keep. Earn some extra cash or help someone in need and declutter at the same time – it’s a win-win solution either way! But if you just want those things out of the way, not out of your life, there are other solutions. Some items you shouldn’t store long-term (plants, non-perishable foods, electronics and furniture) are fine in short-term storage, for example. Others (such as some chemicals and flammables), you can store safely around the house as long as you are careful. Finally, you can try to create your own storage space by converting a cupboard or garage.

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