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 LTL shipping

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    Less Than Load (LTL) is usually a preferred shipping method for those individuals or business owners who are transporting a smaller parcel. One truck carries multiple shipments from multiple individuals. So if you are thinking about transporting a small parcel to another part of the States or the world, you might want to look into those freight companies Idaho that offer LTL shipping. However, sometimes it’s hard to choose between LTL and FTL (Full Truck Load). If you have enough items for filling a smaller truck but can also transport those items in a larger truck that others will be using, then you have a difficult decision in front of you. Before you make your choice, it would be good to look into all the pros and cons of LTL shipping that might make you opt for one over the other.

    Pros of LTL shipping

    Let’s start with all the good things about this shipping method, as there are many of them. Some will be convinced after reading about all the pros – others will need to hear about the negative sides in order to form a decision.

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    What are the pros and cons of LTL shipping?

    A cost-effective way to ship freight

    At Peasley Moving & Storage, we are aware that even shipping your items locally can be expensive – not to mention how much it costs to ship your items over long-distances. That’s why we know that the fact that Less Than Load shipping is cheaper and more affordable than Full Truck Load is its biggest advantage. Since you as a shipper are only taking up a part of the truck with your freight, you will also be paying for only a portion of the shipping costs. In fact, everyone sharing the truck will also be sharing the costs, which works in everyone’s favor.

    It offers more options than FTL shipping

    It goes without saying that there are many different LTL shippers around. But the good news is that all of them offer many different options, such as pickup and delivery, as well as commercial and non-commercial delivery to different neighborhoods. So if you have been dreaming about door to door shipping international services, then you are in luck. LTL shipping offers a plethora of different options that you are going to love, which is why you need to be careful when looking for a shipper.

    LTL shipping is better for the environment

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    Small steps and changes will ultimately make the biggest difference.

    We live in an age where we are all trying to be more conscious of the preservation of our environment – or at least we should be. If you are an environmentalist, then you are going to love the fact that you help the environment by opting for Less Than Load shipping as your preferred method of transport. By sharing the space in the truck with other shippers, you will be participating in reducing the number of emissions than if you had sent a less than full truck on its way.

    Cons of LTL shipping

    We do have to say that for many people, the pros of this shipping method win over the cons. However, it’s always good to be informed about all the things that could go wrong, even though they happen rarely. It’s up to you to decide whether you will find the cons acceptable.

    It can take longer to transport your items this way

    You are sharing the truck with a number of people, so you can’t expect that LTL shipping will be as quick as FTL shipping. This is especially true if you happen to be moving to a different state and have sent your items through a cross-country shipment. The shipper will have to make many stops for pickup and delivery, which is why your shipment can get delayed. But if you don’t mind waiting for your cargo a bit longer if you get to save a significant amount of money, then Less Than Load shipping might be for you.

    LTL shipping isn’t completely secure

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    If you happen to be transporting priceless freight, then think about the best and the safest shipping method for you.

    When it comes to FTL shipping, you put your freight on the trailer, secure it, and then send it off towards its destination. That way, your freight stands the best chance of remaining completely secure and damage-free. Unfortunately, that might not be the case with Less Than Load shipping. Because you are sharing space and because the truck is supposed to make many stops, you risk losing the entire shipment altogether. It’s definitely not ideal to let others have access to your cargo but that’s just what happens with this shipping method.

    You risk damaged items

    Apart from missing cargo, your items are also on a more dangerous journey with LTL. In order to get someone else’s freight out of the truck, the shippers might have to take your freight out of the truck a couple of times. Even our local movers in Boise know that the more you take your items in and out of the truck, the more room for error there is. Bear in mind that your freight could be damaged even with FTL shipping, as there is no such thing as being 100% safe.

    Should you opt for LTL shipping?

    We can’t say, as that’s only up to you to decide. If you are looking for a budget-friendly solution and you don’t mind waiting a bit for the transport to finish, then LTL shipping might be the right move for you. On the other hand, if you are not okay with risking the safety of your freight even a little bit, then you might want to look for alternative shipping methods. The best thing would be to research the shippers in your area and see how reliable and experienced they are. It’s really all about who you are working with during the process.

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