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

Packing and moving family heirlooms – do’s and don’ts

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    Many people become anxious when they need to move fragile and valuable items, such as their family’s heirlooms. We have to say we understand all of you. Mistakes can happen during the move if you are not being careful enough. And, as a result, you might end up with a broken vase your grandmother left you. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way. Relocating from one place to another shouldn’t raise your stress levels. With the help of reliable Idaho moving companies and the tips on packing and moving family heirlooms we have listed in this guide, your move will be swift and simple. So, if you want to find out how to keep your family’s valuables safe and secure during the move, make sure to keep reading.

    What are the main challenges of packing and moving family heirlooms to another place?

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    Family heirlooms come with priceless emotions

    Almost everyone owns items that have passed from one generation to another. Although some of them are pricey, this isn’t the most important thing about them, the reason why we want to keep them. Family heirlooms are priceless and non-replaceable. They were passed on by our loved ones. The least we can do is do our best to keep them safe and secure while they are in our possession. But how can you do that when you are in the middle of a relocation?

    One of many things that make moving family heirlooms challenging is that these items are, in most cases, fragile. They need to be handled with the utmost care to avoid any damage. Because of this and many other reasons, you should consider putting some of the best movers Star ID in charge of your upcoming relocation. Experts will know how to move them from point A to point B without a single problem.

    Simple steps for packing and moving family heirlooms problem-free

    If you have been reading our blog carefully, then you already know that food shouldn’t be moved, big items need to be disassembled before the relocation, and pianos need to be moved only by professional piano movers Boise. But, what about family heirlooms? Are there any tips and tricks that can make this move simpler? The answer is yes and you can learn about all of them in the following text.

    Find the time to plan the entire process

    Although packing and moving family heirlooms might seem like an impossible mission, it really isn’t. In fact, there are many similarities between this type of move and the move of fragile items, or antiques. For example, for all of these types of relocations you need a good plan.

    Even if you need to move in a hurry, you should still make a last-minute checklist and follow it. You should write down every single task that needs to be handled before the big move. By doing this, it will be much easier for you to stay on the right track even if you have a tight deadline. Create a good moving plan and you will be one step closer to moving successfully and problem-free. It is as simple as that.

    Prepare your family’s heirloom for packing

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    Identify weak spots on the items you want to move and double wrap them

    No matter what item you want to move or store, it is important to prepare them for this process. You can’t just throw them in a box and hope nothing will get damaged. Instead of doing this, consider going through the following steps.

    • Make sure all of your heirlooms are clean. Wipe off the dust, clean your silver, and old textiles. All of your belongings need to be clean before you place them in boxes.
    • Create an inventory list. Because family heirlooms are so precious, you should write all of them down. Make an inventory list to see if all of them have arrived at your new address.
    • Take photos of all possessions. In case some of them get damaged during the move, you will want to have a way of proving it. Although we hope nothing will happen with your belongings, you want to be prepared for any scenario.

    Implement certain packing rules to ensure a safe move

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    With the right packing rules, you can move family valuables with ease

    Do you want to move with nor problems along the way? If so, you will need to follow some of the best rules for packing and moving family heirloom. Don’t worry, you don’t have to look for them. Right here, we are going to list all packing rules you need to implement.

    • Use high-quality boxes. Try to find the best packing supplies for your family heirlooms. Only in they can keep your belongings safe and secure.
    • Cushion your boxes. If there are empty spaces in your boxes, fill them with foam peanuts or crumpled packing paper. This will prevent your item from shifting around.
    • Label boxes that contain fragile items. In most cases, family heirlooms are very delicate. You should label the boxes that contain them and let others know they need to be handled with extra care.
    • Be careful when stacking boxes. To avoid crushing contents, make sure to stack only lighter boxes on top of the heavy ones. Doing this is a must.
    • Keep the most valuable items with you. Did your grandmother leave you her wedding ring? Or maybe you have a valuable neckless that belonged to your great grandmother? In case you own items like those, keep them next to you. Don’t pack them with your other stuff.

    When in doubt, let experts pack and move your family’s heirlooms

    As you can see, packing and moving family heirlooms isn’t an impossible mission. But, if you think you won’t be able to handle this task on your own, we will gladly help you out. Simply determine the number of movers you need, give us a call and relax while we take care of everything. With Peasley Moving and Storage, any move can be simple and enjoyable.

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