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

Pros and cons of air cargo shipping

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    Having your items shipped by air might seem like the perfect idea. They will get where they need to be as fast as possible. So, you might simply want to hire one of the freight companies Idaho and call it a day. But that is not the best idea, really. What you want to know is what are the pros and cons of air cargo shipping, before you ship out anything. This method is great for some items and shipments, not so great for others. This article is going to go into some detail on air shipping and provide you with enough information so you can make an informed choice.

    Things you need to know about air cargo shipping

    Air cargo shipping is great if you can afford it. Simple as that. Its greatest “con” lies in the fact that it is quite expensive. While your items will arrive faster and with lower risk, you will also need to take note of the weight limits and the state of the weather. If you are freight shipping from Boise to another state, you always need to take note of the upcoming weather forecasts. But more on that later. If you are only shipping a small number of items and you need them to arrive fast, then air shipping is the way to go.

    However, if you can live without your items for a couple more days, it is almost always better to go with the land shipping route. It is cheaper and almost as reliable. But it does take a bit more time.

    Pros of air cargo shipping

    Here are the major selling points when it comes to air cargo shipping:

    • Faster delivery
    • Low risk and reliability
    • Tracking
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    Air cargo shipping pros – Fast delivery!

    Faster delivery

    If you are shipping your items by air, they will arrive much sooner than via land. However, they might need to pass some clearance, especially in these times, so their availability might vary. It will still be a lot faster than by land, that’s for sure. You simply can’t beat an airplane when it comes to speed and that is a fact. Not until they create economic rockets, that is. You will want this speedy delivery for the items that you need asap. Items such as valuable papers, deeds, and similar come to mind.

    But if you are performing a relocation across the globe, then this difference becomes insignificant. Whereas you might wait months for your things via land routes, it will take you only a couple of days via the airplane.

    Low risk and reliability

    Air shipping is simply the most reliable and safe way to transport your items. Period. The number of canceled flights is only around 2%, which is quite insignificant, all in all. Unless your flight falls into that 2%, but that is just simply being unlucky. If your primary concern is safety and reliability, then Peasley Moving & Storage wholeheartedly recommend air shipping. You can’t do better than air transport when looking only for those two things. It is simply the safest (and most reliable) way to travel both for you and your items.

    Also, if you are shipping perishables, the lower travel times of shipping by air benefit them quite a bit. In fact, if you are shipping food it is best to do it by air, regardless of the cost. The delivery time will be short and the danger of the food spoiling will be minimal.

    Additionally, airport security is perhaps the strictest out of all shipping sectors. Your items will be safe and sound if you ship them via plane. Admittedly, some items do get misplaced from time to time but even with that risk, you will be getting them sooner than with other routes. Also, your valuation rates will be lower, around 10 to 30 percent all in all.

    Tracking

    Air shipping comes with a fast and reliable tracking system. Once you ship your items, you will receive a tracking number. You can check where your shipment is at any point in the transportation process. You will be given its location and its current status. If it is running late, you will know exactly what is the problem and where did it occur.

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    You can track your cargo all the time!

    Cons of air cargo shipping

    So far, we’ve only been singing praises for air shipping. True, it is a great way to ship items but it does have its cons, as well. Here are the most notable ones:

    • Cost/price
    • Weight and size limits
    • Weather dependent

    Cost/price

    The most important one, air shipping is quite expensive. You will always pay more for the convenience of fast delivery. In fact, shipping an entire household via the plane is usually out of reach of most modern families. This is why you need to figure out exactly what needs to be shipped by air and what can be shipped regularly.

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    Air cargo shipping is quite expensive.

    Weight and size limits

    There are also severe limitations in size and the weight of your items. One of the greatest shipping mistakes you should avoid is making an inaccurate evaluation of your shipment. If your items are really heavy, it might even be impossible to ship them by air. This is something that you always need to check with your freight company, before making any plans.

    Weather dependent

    Airplanes are heavily influenced by bad weather. That 2% of flights that get canceled are usually due to weather conditions. If the arrival of your items is on a deadline, you may want to check the forecasts before you set that deadline, just to be sure. Most of the time you will be just fine but being prepared for anything is always a boon.

    How to choose the right shipping method

    The fact of the matter is that you will always want to ship time-sensitive items via air and the bulk of your other items via land. Combining two methods is actually the best way to go about it. Unless you only have a couple of things to ship in the first place, or if you have several containers worth of belongings. The answer is pretty clear then.

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