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

The risks of hiring movers on Craigslist

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    Technological improvement and the Internet era reshaped the entire world. Our lifestyles have drastically changed over the several decades and a big portion of our lives has moved to the Internet. We can work, learn, and shop online. We can get almost any service we need on popular sites like Craigslist. And, yes, this goes for moving services, too. Although finding an individual that offers moving services this way is pretty convenient, you need to be aware of the risks of hiring movers on Craigslist. It is convenient but, in most cases, it is not the safest way of hiring professional movers.

    We, at Peasley Moving & Storage, wanted to talk a bit more about this matter since so many people use Craigslist on a daily basis. This site can be good for some things, but you should avoid it when hiring movers. Read on to find out why this is.

    Why do some people opt for hiring movers on Craiglist?

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    Craigslist is easy to use and very convenient

    There are many reasons why people have started to look for services and items on Craigslist. This site makes finding the stuff you need really easy. But, only recently have people started to look for movers on Craigslist. So, why is this all of a sudden a trend?

    • Convenience – This site offers a quick way to find help when you need it. You just need to research what you need and in a couple of seconds, you will find it. It is simple, quick, and convenient.
    • Affordability – Services, and items that are being offered on Craigslist are really affordable. The same goes for movers. Many people who need to move on a tight budget, opt for hiring movers on Craigslist.
    • Last-minute decisions – Sometimes, you will need to move in a hurry and you will need to find movers as soon as possible. You won’t have the time to check out all moving companies in your area. This is where Craigslist comes in.

    What are the risks of hiring movers on Craigslist?

    As you can see, finding moving companies on Craigslist is simple, quick, and pretty convenient. Whether you need, residential, piano, or commercial equipment movers, this is where you can find them with ease. But, before doing it, you need to be aware of the potential risks of hiring movers on Craigslist. No matter how convenient Craigslist is, this isn’t the right place for finding reliable moving companies, and here is why.

    It’s almost impossible to research movers before hiring them

    On Craigslist, it is easy to connect with people that offer services or items you need. Yes, that is great but the bad thing is that anyone can post on Craigslist. Anyone can claim they have tons of experience in the moving industry. An even worst thing is that you won’t be able to check this. In most cases, individuals offer moving services on Craigslist and not licensed companies. Thus, you won’t be able to find their online reviews and ratings on websites like Yelp for example. You won’t know who you are hiring and how experienced they are (or aren’t).

    You could easily stumble upon amateurs or scammers

    Hiring movers without researching them first is a huge risk. You might hire a scammer who will only take your money or damage your precious possessions. Let’s say you need medical equipment shipping services. Would you really put this expensive equipment in hands of someone unreliable? For transferring this kind of equipment, but also for moving any piece of furniture, you need to hire an expert. You want to move as smoothly as possible.

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    Scammers can be found everywhere, even on Craigslist

    But, how can you recognize someone that lacks experience? Or how can you recognize scammers who are experts when it comes to scamming people? If you stumble upon a company or an individual that does the following, stay away from them.

    • Asking to pay for the entire move in advance.
    • Not offering any type of moving estimate.
    • Having bad and dirty moving trucks and equipment.
    • Not appearing reliable or professional.

    If you notice any of these behaviors, keep looking for a moving company. You want to do anything you can in order to stay away from scammers. No matter how quickly you need to move, you need to find someone reliable.

    No license and no valuation coverage

    In most cases, people that offer moving services on Craigslist don’t have a license and don’t offer any coverage option. Hiring someone like this can be really risky. If you want to move without damaging your home, you will need to find someone who is licensed and whose license number you can check whenever you want. Hire someone with no license and you will put your entire relocation at risk.

    There is no customer protection policy

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    Craigslist doesn’t offer any kind of customer protection policy.

    When you hire someone on a free ads site like Craigslist, you can’t expect any customer protection policy Noone will take responsibility for fraud and dealing with scammers. You will be on your own. If your belongings get damaged, you will need to figure out how you will solve this situation. Dealing with these situations is not pleasant at all. That’s why it’s always better to hire someone reliable than to look for movers on Craigslist. With trustworthy and skilled movers, you and your move will be safe.

    So, if not on Craigslist, where to look for reliable movers?

    If you think you will save money while moving by choosing the most affordable option or the one you come across first, think again. With the risks of hiring movers on Craigslist we covered here, it’s very apparent that you need to expand your search to other channels:

    • Organic search results;
    • Google My Business profiles;
    • Moving business listing websites;
    • Yelp reviews;
    • Referrals from family and friends;
    • etc.

    All these sources are more valid than trusting Craigslist with selecting a proper moving company for your needs. And you should always explore several sources to verify the credibility of a moving business before making a decision to hire it.

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