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 mistakes you should avoid

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    If you are shipping inventory to your business partners, relocating a company, or moving your home to another continent, transportation of your inventory will not be a simple process. Before hiring a reliable moving company, you should know how to prepare your inventory for shipping in order to avoid any trouble. There are many shipping mistakes you should avoid, some more common than others. Take a look at how to recognize mistakes in planning transportation, and organize this process professionally.

    The most common shipping mistakes you should avoid

    When shipping your inventory to another state or overseas, many factors will define the success of this process. There are some things that you should do to prevent complications during this process, no matter the nature of your delivery. Here are some of the most common shipping mistakes you should avoid in the future:

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    Depending on the size, content, and weight of your shipment, improper packing could cause damage or an even worse problem during transportation.
    • Improper packing method
    • Choosing the wrong freight class
    • Incorrect shipping address
    • Inaccurate evaluation/measurement of the shipment
    • Hiring the wrong shipping company

    Let’s explain all of these possible mistakes step-by-step and see the ways how to avoid them.

    Improper packing method

    One of the most important shipping mistakes you should avoid is packing the inventory improperly. Although there are many different ways of packing the shipment, most professional freight companies know how to pack every delivery the right way. Depending on the size, content, and weight of your shipment, improper packing could cause damage or an even worse problem during transportation. Moreover, shipping companies can also refuse to provide transportation services if your inventory is packed the wrong way. It can cost more to tightly secure your shipping containers, but the risk of improper packing can only bring trouble.

    Choosing the wrong freight class

    When moving business inventory, most companies choose to save money this way or the other. However, choosing the wrong freight class is not worth saving a few bucks. In any case of shipping container overseas, you must be aware of the nature of the inventory. Some types of sensitive inventory require specific types of transportation. The freight class you choose will have a certain level of valuation coverage necessary to secure your shipment in case of any damage. In order to provide this valuation, a shipping company might suggest the best freight class for your needs.

    Incorrect shipping address

    Speaking of shipping mistakes you should avoid, the next one seems unlikely to happen. It might seem like a rare mistake, but shipping containers get to the wrong address daily. Very often, business owners hire more than just one moving company in order to transport their goods overseas. In cases like these, misunderstandings are common, which can result in delivery getting to the incorrect shipping address.

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    The freight class you choose will have a certain level of valuation coverage necessary to secure your shipment in case of any damage.

    Besides multiple carriers, one wrong letter or a number in the shipping paperwork can also cause this trouble. This is why you should thoroughly check all the paperwork before shipping your inventory. In the case of transporting sensitive inventory like, for example, medical equipment, you should make sure to hire a company specializing in this sort of transportation. In this case, by hiring reliable medical equipment shipping services, you will ensure the safety of your goods and your inventory will be in safe hands.

    Inaccurate evaluation of the shipment

    Before the process of transportation begins, your shipment will go through different stages of evaluation. Inaccurate evaluation of your inventory is one of the biggest shipping mistakes you should avoid. Estimating the weight, size, and content of your shipping containers is of great importance. By inaccurate assessment of any of these factors, your inventory can have troubles crossing borders and you can get stuck in complicated paperwork.

    The biggest problem with these estimations is choosing the right person who is responsible for this job. The most experienced industrial moving services you hire should have all the right tools to weigh the shipping containers and check their content. This is why you shouldn’t save money on hiring shipping experts, especially if the quote they offer you is reasonable.

    Along with the wrong evaluation and measuring of your shipment, relocation specialists could add to your existing costs. This means that even the smallest mistakes in measuring your shipping container could result in unnecessary shipping costs. By hiring the right company for this job, you might save money and avoid trouble.

    Not choosing the right shipping company

    Most shipping mistakes you should avoid happen as a result of the wrong planning of the transportation process. To begin with, hiring reliable shipping experts should be your priority, especially when moving large amounts of inventory. No matter the nature of your shipment, a good moving company can handle this process from beginning to end. Your movers can help you handle the paperwork, prepare your inventory correctly organize safe transportation. Besides handling this process, a moving and shipping company can also provide packing and crating services, and provide a safe warehousing solution in case you need one. Not choosing the right shipping company or saving money rigorously, you could only prolong this process and end up in trouble.

    shipping ship
    It can cost more to tightly secure your shipping containers, but the risk of improper packing can only bring trouble.

    There are many shipping mistakes you should avoid, but some of them happen more often than others. Make sure to let professionals suggest the best transportation method as well as a safe storage solution. No matter what type of inventory you ship, your movers can take a lot of trouble off of your shoulders.

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