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

Mistakes to avoid when moving your piano

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Relocations are complicated, that is a simple fact. It is really easy to make a mistake here and there. However, when it comes to your piano, you really don’t want to be making any mistakes whatsoever. Your musical instrument is worth quite a bit and every mistake can end up being very costly. That is why the absolute best option to take is to simply hire piano movers Boise and let them take care of it. But if you really want to do it on your own, then we will try to help you with this article. We are going to list some of the mistakes to avoid when moving your piano and also provide you with some recommendations.

So, without further ado, let’s see:

How to avoid mistakes when moving your piano?

Here are some guidelines on what to do and what not to do:

  • Do not underestimate the weight
  • One of the mistakes to avoid when moving your piano – Leaving too little time
  • Be sure you are recruiting adequate help
  • Avoid using improper moving equipment
  • Hire professional piano movers!
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Pianos are massive! Hire a professional moving company to relocate your piano.

Do not underestimate the weight

First off, most pianos are absolutely massive. They weigh quite a bit with all their components inside. If you really know what you are doing, you can disassemble the piano before trying to move it. However, if you have never done this it is best not to attempt it on your first relocation. Don’t try to lift the piano on your own, definitely. It is a multi-person job even with the proper equipment.

Try to get a feel for how much it weighs by simply trying to lift one side for just a fraction. You need to get the idea of how difficult it will be to lift but you don’t want to strain yourself. Make sure that you are properly stretched and warmed up before attempting to lift anything. Peasley Moving & Storage offers this advice to every prospective mover, before anything else. If you are going to follow only one piece of advice, follow that one. It is for your own safety.

One of the mistakes to avoid when moving your piano – Leaving too little time

Another big mistake that you can make is scheduling everything on a really tight timeframe. Unforeseen complications can always rear their ugly heads, regardless of your schedule. Therefore, the best thing to do is to ensure that there is ample time for every part of the process. Even better, try to schedule an “approximation” visit from a professional and figure out the specifics behind your piano. Some pianos need to have certain components removed for their own safety and you might not account for that in the initial scheduling. All in all, you need to provide ample timeframe for everything you do. Therefore, you should create a checklist as soon as possible!

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Organize your time! Hire professional piano movers well in advance.

That is also a piece of great advice to follow with anything you do, not only piano moving. Don’t leave too little time for any tasks. It might come back to bite you.

Be sure you are recruiting adequate help

You can’t move the piano on your own and that is a fact. Well, not unless you are superman or wonder woman or their cousin. To lift a piano, you will need at least four people, one for each side of the piano. Make sure that whoever is helping you is fit and healthy as pianos tend to be quite heavy. You and your help might also need to carry it over extended distances. Sure, you can set it down and rest a bit every now and then but it is better if everyone is in top shape.

The first people who should be on your mind are your family and friends. They are the ones that will most likely want to help you in this endeavor. If you don’t happen to have anyone available, there is always the option of hired help. Since you are not hiring an actual moving company for this job, the expense will be lower but you can’t rely on their knowledge or skills either. Do not forget to search for tips for piano moving online!

You also might want to consider hiring someone that actually knows something about piano moving. That is also another option that you might want to take. When it comes right down to it, if there is no one with any knowledge, simply google your piano brand and see if there is anything specific that you need to know about.

Avoid using improper moving equipment

This can be a critical mistake. You need equipment to move the piano safely and that is a fact. The first things that you want to acquire are some moving straps. These come in many varieties and they are invaluable in lifting and carrying heavy items, such as a piano. You will also need a dolly for your piano if you need to carry it over extended distances. In fact, having a dolly is almost always recommended, unless the distances involved are really small. Also, depending on the brand of your piano, you might want to get some additional items such as special tape to keep the lid closed and so on. Again, this is something that you need to research beforehand.

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Avoid injuries while moving your piano! Use proper equipment and lifting techniques.

Avoid mistakes when moving your piano – Hire professional piano movers!

Finally, in order to avoid every single mistake, you have the simplest option of them all. Hire professionals! While their help might cost you more than if you are to do it on your own, the less stress, anxiety, and physical effort more than make up for it. There are solid reasons why most people entrust these items to professionals. It is simply safer and faster, for two. When it comes to moving your piano, hiring a moving company for the job, with specialized equipment and trained workers is a simple and effective solution. Besides, you can use the time and effort that you would put in and earn some of that expense back. In fact, you may even earn more if you are to spend that time working instead of moving!

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