Founded in 1890, Peasley Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Peasley Moving & Storage will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

OUR ACTIONS FOR COVID-19

All Peasley Moving & Storage Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Peasley Moving & Storage continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Peasley Moving & Storage requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century!

~ Peasley Moving & Storage  

Textbook guidelines for moving a library

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In case you have a library at your home, chances are that it’s your pride and joy. It really doesn’t matter whether you’ve just started collecting books or you’ve been going at it for the last two decades – every book is a precious piece that needs to be protected. And relocation is one of those events where you really have to think through every step of the process in order to be successful. Moving a library is no easy job – but it’s much easier with tips from one of the best moving companies Boise. We’ve prepared some textbook guidelines that you ought to rely on when moving your library.

Create a solid relocation plan and start working according to the plan early on

Every successful project begins with a good plan, as it’s the backbone of any endeavor. A planned event is less likely to fail due to the fact that you know what to expect, plus you know in advance what your next steps are going to be. That’s why creating a relocation plan is the first thing we advise people to do. In case you decide to move with one of the numerous freight shipping Boise companies, you will already get a plan made by your movers. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to make one – especially if you plan to pack your books by yourself.

A woman making a plan for moving a library.
Your library relocation will go much smoother with a suitable plan.

Of course, you can always consult with a professional or create a plan with the help of someone who has great organizational skills and moving experience. And if creating a solid plan is of crucial importance, starting to work on the things that you have planned early on is just as important. Specialists say that the golden rule of Boise residential relocation is starting to prepare six to eight weeks in advance. So if there are seven weeks left before your moving day, you might as well start packing your books right away.

Get the new library up and running

Speaking of being prepared, there’s one very important task to take care of before relocating your books – the layout of the new library. You really want to get those shelves up before relocation, as that helps you avoid keeping your book inside moving containers for too long. There’s nothing to worry about in case you aren’t sure how to do it. With furniture installation services, you can have a team who will assemble and install the necessary pieces. Thus, you get to avoid the baffling part while still getting everything done right on time.

Choose your date carefully if moving a library

It goes without saying that you won’t always have the pleasure and luxury of choosing your moving date. There are some instances when you will have to move in a jam. That’s when debating about your moving date is out of the question. However, if you do have an option of moving up your date a few months or weeks, we suggest you pay attention to the weather. Due to the fragility of the items that you plan on transporting, it would be best if you could avoid the winter months, as well as the rainy season. Moving during the winter months is difficult for many other reasons, as well (such as slippery porches, snowfall, and freezing temperatures).

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Be very careful when choosing your moving day. Not every day will be equally suitable.

In case you must move with a blizzard raging outside, we suggest you pay extra good attention to your books. Exposing a book to the outside environment isn’t an option! Always remember that a book should never be taken out of a moving box. Speaking of which, there are some rules to follow here, as well.

Cardboard boxes vs plastic moving bins – make the best decision

Do regular cardboard boxes reign supreme when it comes to relocation? Well, the truth is that it depends on the items in question. Cardboard boxes are a great, convenient, and affordable way to relocate your items from point A to point B. However, plastic moving bins might be a better option when relocating your library and precious books. Bear in mind that this solution comes in handy when moving during the rainy season, as it lets you keep your items inside the containers dry.

Does that mean that you can’t keep your items safe inside regular cardboard boxes? Not at all – it just takes a bit more preparation and caution. Your first step should be to pad the moving box on all sides. The goal is to create a layer between your books and the surface of the box. If push comes to shove, that layer can protect your books from getting wet. We know that you probably can’t imagine anything worse than opening the box only to find that your most precious books are now damp. Oh, the horror you would go through if those books also happened to be collector’s pieces.

A woman reading a book.
Soon enough, you will be sitting comfortably in your chair, reading your favorite book.

In case you get a chance to work with local Boise movers, they will tell you that you should keep the box containing your books light. Books are heavy pieces that can very easily be stacked. That makes them the perfect objects for overfilling the box. Lifting a heavy cardboard box is something that can lead to numerous injuries, putting a damper on your moving day.

It’s best to move your library with someone’s help

Whether that help comes from your movers or your friends isn’t what’s of importance. What’s truly important is to get some help with some of the most precious pieces you currently own. You are bound to lose your focus at some point. And you really don’t want that to happen while packing and moving a library. But if you do get tired, you can have someone that will take over the task. After all, every task is easier once you take care of it in good company. Contact Peasley Moving & Storate today to get your free moving quote.

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