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

Shipping furniture vs buying new furniture

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    People move for many different reasons. Some do it for a better job, so they can provide more for themselves and their families. Others follow the call of the hearts, to be with their SO. Some do it for the amazing adventure the new environment brings. Others – because they found a dream home, a place to belong. Whatever the reason may be, it always implies change for the better. Yet, no one ever wants to leave everything behind and start from scratch. Everybody wants to bring at least a piece of home with them. Or – all of it. In some cases, this can work. Idaho moving companies can transport your furniture wherever, whenever. However, sometimes this option is neither wise nor cost-effective. That’s why, today, we’ll give you guidelines to help you bet on a winning horse in a deathmatch of shipping furniture vs buying new furniture.

    Round 1: Value

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    There’s more to furniture than just monetary value.

    The value of your furniture will have a significant impact when considering shipping furniture vs buying new furniture. This one seems pretty easy: If it’s valuable, ship it. If not – toss and buy a new one. And, sure, if you would focus only on the pure monetary value, this can work. However, this is rarely the case, mainly because of the emotional component of moving.

    Don’t let emotion guide your decision

    The emotional value of items, in most cases, far supersedes the monetary. Every item has some sort of memory tied to it. Therefore, parting with can feel like you’re tossing out a part of your being. Furthermore, moving is an emotional time. You’re leaving a part of your life behind. All the laughs and tears, pride and shame, ups and downs. And this further complicates things, because, once you start packing, you would want to keep everything. Falling into this trap is all too easy, but getting out of it is – also easy.

    A stone-cold logic will be your best friend in this regard. Take the analytical approach, and ask yourself these three questions:

    1. Is it a high-quality or expensive piece of furniture?
    2. Is it well-preserved?
    3. Will it improve/fit in my new surroundings?

    If you answer all three questions with a resounding “yes” – it’s settled. Bag it, tag it, ship it out. Otherwise, you’ll need to consider all the remaining factors.

    Of course, there are exceptions to this rule. These are the items that truly hold great emotional value: family heirlooms, mementos, art pieces, etc. If a piece of furniture enhances your life and mere looking at it sparks joy, it’s worth it to pay a bit more for it to remain in your life. But, run it through the above questions – just to be on the safe side.

    Round 2: The cost

    In the vast majority of cases, the price of relocation is a deciding factor when considering shipping furniture vs buying new furniture. Here, too, several elements will impact the final cost and your decision:

    1. Weight

    The cost of moving is directly proportionate to the weight of the cargo. The more you move, the heavier the load, the higher the price. This is exactly why you should revisit those three questions we listed above. It will let you move only the things you need and, therefore, save a significant amount of money. Also, if you sell those excess items via online marketplaces, you can get back quite the pretty penny.

    2. Distance

    Distance is a crucial factor in the price of the move. The lengthier the journey, the more it will cost. Therefore, for local relocations, you’ll barely even have to consider this factor. However, for long-distance, interstate, and, especially, international relocations, you’ll have to.

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    Shipping your furniture over great distances costs more and carries more risks.

    Furthermore, as the distance increases, so do the risks. Granted, this risk will be greatly diminished if you hire some of the best movers Star ID can offer. Nevertheless, even the greatest movers in the universe cannot annul them all. Accidents can happen and do happen, through no fault of yours or your movers’.

    3. Job difficulty

    Not every move is the same. Different ones carry different challenges, and overcoming them can require extra effort from your movers:

    • Fragile items demand careful handling, a specific way of packing, and specialized tools and materials.
    • Heavy and bulky furniture pieces sometimes have to be disassembled to move them safely.
    • Specialized items, such as antiques, art, pianos, etc., demand expertise only specialized movers can provide.

    Needless to say, each one of these services incurs extra fees. However, considering that it’s the best way to keep your belongings safe, it’s well worth every dime.

    Round 3: Moving temporarily or permanently

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    Don’t rush. Take your time to weigh the options.

    Many people move around for work, spending no more than a few months at any single place. If you’re one of them, shipping your items all over the States is highly unprofitable. In this case, you should look for a different solution. One of the best ones is using storage services or storage pods Boise moving companies offer. Both choices are excellent because:

    • Your items will be safe and;
    • Ready to be delivered if/when you need them.

    Making a decision

    Now that you know how the process works, it’s time to make a decision. Fortunately, this isn’t such a chore, even though it takes a bit of time:

    1. Contact several moving companies and ask for free moving estimates. Explain where and what you’re moving in as much detail as possible. Or, even better, ask for an on-site estimate for the most accurate price;
    2. Use the internet, or contact stores at your destination to gather info on furniture prices. It’s best if you start with essentials, and then gradually add non-essentials, to get the final number;
    3. Lastly, compare the prices, and you’ll have a good idea of which option is more cost-effective.

    Pro tip: It’s always best to contact moving companies and stores directly. That way, you can ask if there’s a promotion or discount available. More often than not – it will be.

    Who’s the winner of shipping furniture vs buying new furniture deathmatch?

    As you see, the outcome of this “clash of titans” is highly circumstantial. It largely depends on the specifics of your move, as well as the features of furniture you’re moving. So, don’t rush. Take your time to do the research and there’s no doubt you’ll make a great decision.

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