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

Tips for packing mirrors and glass when moving

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    Packing a household for an upcoming move is no easy task. It takes a lot of time and devotion, not to mention patience, to pack everything properly. Some of the most difficult things to pack are mirrors and glassware. Items made of glass are very breakable and do not go well with shaking and moving around in a moving truck. Luckily, there are lots of useful tips for packing mirrors and glass when moving that can help you tackle this tedious task. The safe and logical choice is to turn to professional Boise moving and storage companies. That way, you will be sure your belongings are protected in the skilled hands of trained professionals.

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    Packing mirrors and glass when moving doesn’t have to be hard with our tips.

    Packing mirrors and glass when moving

    When it comes to fragile items, they need special attention and care when packed. You want to make sure they are well protected, so they don’t break in transit. We all know that glassware is not the cheapest, so why waste money if you can use our tips to pack your mirrors and other glass objects properly. Here are some things to keep in mind:

    • use a lot of bubble wrap, packing tape, etc.
    • protect the corners of your glassware
    • use a good-sized box
    • pack one mirror per box
    • lay your mirrors on a flat surface in the moving truck
    • don’t put boxes on top of mirrors

    Use enough packing supplies to protect your mirrors and glassware

    Styrofoam peanuts are useful for packing mirrors and glass when moving
    Get enough moving supplies before even attempting to pack your glassware.

    When you are buying packing supplies, keep in mind the number of mirrors and glassware you own. The more fragile items you have, the more bubble wrap, packing tape, moving blankets, and Styrofoam peanuts you’ll need. For your mirrors, you want to tape an X with packing tape to avoid breakage, then wrap it tightly in bubble wrap. After that, you can put it in a suitable box. That way your mirrors and artwork will be safe and ready for your residential move to/from Boise. You can even use your blankets, sheets, or some clothes to create a protective cushion before putting your mirror in the moving box.

    Don’t forget about the corners

    It is important to remember to protect the corners of your mirrors or other glass items such as artwork, frames, etc. Tape cardboard or Styrofoam pieces to each corner to secure and protect it. Your local movers Boise can help you with choosing proper packing supplies if you book them to help you with relocating.

    Use a proper-sized box for packing mirrors and glass when moving

    Moving boxes are especially important when it comes to packing mirrors and glass. You want to choose a moving box that is slightly bigger than the mirror or frame you are packing, but not large enough to have wiggle room after wrapping it in bubble wrap. Consult your movers about what kind of moving boxes Boise best suit your mirrors or other fragile objects. If you cannot find a suitable box, then it is best to fill the extra space with crumpled-up newspaper.

    Only pack one mirror per box and don’t put any boxes on top of glassware

    When you pack your fragile belongings with big glass surfaces such as mirrors, artwork, frames, or others, never put more than one item per box. Even if you protect them and wrap them in an ample amount of bubble wrap, big glass surfaces will easily break if stacked on top of one another in a single box. Only pack one mirror per moving box and fill the extra space with newspaper or Styrofoam peanuts. You also don’t want to put any boxes on top of your mirrors. Keep this in mind when you load the moving truck. Stacked boxes are heavy, and glass is very breakable, so the slightest bump on the road would completely shatter your expensive mirror or artwork.

    Lay the mirrors on a flat surface in the moving truck

    And by a “flat surface,” we don’t mean the floor! Don’t put your mirrors, paintings, and frames on the floor of the moving truck. This would mean you’ll have to put boxes on top of it, which is a big no-no! Rather, you want to put them vertically against the wall, in the back of the truck, and then stack other boxes next to them to ensure they are fixed in place as much as possible. Or you want to put the packed mirrors or other glass items on top of other boxes.

    Worried about packing mirrors and glass when moving? Let the professionals do it!

    Who doesn’t want to avoid all that moving stress and anxiety? Hiring moving professionals is the answer to your prayers! Not only will you have more free time to do what makes you happy instead of stressing about the move, but you will also actually have the chance to experience a smooth, positive relocation. You don’t have to think about packing mirrors properly if you hire professionals to do it. You can rest assured nothing will be mishandled when your belongings are in the skilled hands of knowledgeable movers. Choosing a reputable, licensed and insured company to handle your relocation is the best decision you can make.

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    Using professional moving services will leave you with a smile on your face.

    Hopefully, you found our tips for packing mirrors and glass when moving useful. To recap, the crucial thing is to create a safety cushion around your mirror or another glass object, pack it in a special moving box designed for such items, and not put any boxes on top of mirrors in the moving truck. Also, don’t forget to protect the corners of your mirrors or paintings, and see if you have any blankets or clothes for this purpose. That way, you will need fewer regular moving boxes for packing your sheets, clothes, etc. The best solution is, of course, to book professional moving services. Good luck with your relocation!

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