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 Hiring Professional Movers Vs. a DIY Move

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If you are about to relocate, you might be thinking – does it have to be so expensive? Are there ways to cut down the cost of the move? Well, in most cases, there are, but most people usually jump right to the biggest cost there is – the movers themselves. Are they that necessary? What are the pros and cons of hiring professional movers and is the Do-It-Yourself move a better way?

We are here to help you clear out exactly what you get when you hire professional Idaho movers. Are they necessary? Are they worth the price? Does DIY come with problems or advantages? All of this will be thoroughly discussed in the continuation of this post, so read on!

Pros and cons of hiring professional movers

So, you are considering if you are truly to call professional movers for your local moving or if you are better of doing it by yourself. That is not a rare question to pose.

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What are the pros and cons of taking into the account?

However, before you make your decision, we would like to list the pros and cons of hiring professional movers, so your decision can be an informed one!

Reliability

One of the biggest things about hiring professionals for a moving job… well, for any job for that matter, is that you are having someone to rely upon. When you are facing a prospect of a job as complicated as moving your whole life, you want to have someone dedicated to that.

Thankfully, moving, while complicated, is not rare! There are millions upon millions of people relocating each year. Due to that, there are thousands of companies that have sprung around this industry, ready to take the responsibility of the move. What makes these companies worth it for many people is the fact that you can rely upon them. This is so because of three main factors:

  • Professional. First of all, when weighing the pros and cons of hiring professional movers, consider what you are asking. You are asking about professional movers after all. Therefore, you can expect professionalism as a pro. All moving companies of some standing are expected to screen and train their employees, which will do the job diligently, safely and in the fastest way possible.
  • Well reviewed. A good moving company will also be well-reviewed. Thanks to platforms such as Google or Yelp you can check out the standing of any professional moving company that there is. With this open and transparent method, you can find the best company for you, which is definitely a plus in our book.
  • Open and legal. Last but definitely not least, all of the companies are ready to communicate to you about any kind of question, problem or misunderstanding that might occur. Furthermore, they are all legal, meaning that you have certain protections guaranteed, such as the famous 110% rule or basic insurance.

Additional services that are afforded to you

One of the definite pros in the pros and cons of hiring professional movers is the additional services hiring professional movers intail. While you can do a lot alone, there is a limitation. A group of friends might be able to help you load and unload, pack, move, etc. but those are just the basics of a move.

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Are you in need of a place to put your things in while you are moving – storage might help!

Moving is an industry and there are a lot of additional things you might need such as appliance installation and storage units Boise. Many find such additional services indispensable.

Cost, the single biggest con among the pros and cons of hiring professional movers

However, there is one huge and obvious downside, and this is especially true if you are hiring any additional services. There is a cost to be paid. Professional movers cost money and any additional service they hire will cost you even more.

Pros and cons of DIY moving

With all of the pros and cons of hiring professional movers listed, lets now turn to DIY moving. Is it a viable alternative for your household relocation?

Low cost

First of all, yes, DIY will cost you less. No workers to be paid, additional services to be taken, estimates to have, etc. However, this is a rather optimistic view. You see, in some cases, DIY can be more expensive.

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One of the great pros people often point out when talking about DIY is a low cost

You are flying without a parachute here. No insurance. If anything goes wrong, it will cost you dearly since you will not be insured in any way. A lot can go wrong even in a local move, let alone an Interstate relocation. Therefore, be sure to consider this.

No guaranteed support

Furthermore, while you may be looking into how to pack and are feeling ready to go, think about your friends that will come to your aid. Friends are there to help, that is true, but they are not paid, professionals. Even if you do buy them all drinks or take them out for food after, this is still not something most people would take as payment. Therefore, what they are doing for you as a favor.

This is good, but, this also means that you can’t really rely upon them. They have their lives, their jobs, hobbies, and various duties. Sometimes something will come up and you will be a pair of hands short. If you called only a few people, this will make a huge difference.

DIY can be done with friends alone, but it is a lot easier with workers you can rely on are going to be there.

So, what’s the score?

When it’s all tallied up, what is the score? Well, generally speaking, you can say that DIY is cheaper, if less reliable. As for the pros and cons of hiring professional movers, you will find that you have a lot of support, professional services, logistical capability, etc. However, that is offset by the cost you have to pay for it. It should be mentioned, though, that professional movers will always offer you good prices, as they are bound by many laws and guidelines.

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