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 risk of switching moving companies last-minute

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    Since relocations can get very costly, we are often enticed by a prospect of a cheaper moving company. This can result in you trying to get the best deal for your relocation by switching your Idaho movers at the last minute. While getting a good deal is all fine and well, it comes with certain risks if you don’t have enough time to properly verify it. Even if you do, when hiring a moving company in a rush, you simply don’t know what you are getting yourself into. Last-minute moving is not easy, after all, and if your movers are not experienced, quite a few things can go wrong. In this article, we are going to inform you about the risks of switching moving companies last-minute, so you know what you’re getting yourself into.

    Why you don’t want to be switching moving companies last-minute

    Aside from the fact that switching any plan at the last minute is quite stressful, here are some of the more notable risks associated with switching movers:

    • Higher likelihood of your belongings being damaged
    • Increased risk of moving injuries
    • It is harder to detect a fraudulent moving company
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    When the hourglass is almost up, the risk factor increases which easily applies to switching moving companies last-minute.

    Do note, however, that some long distance movers Boise has on offer specialize in last-minute relocations. Hiring a reputable moving company, one with a track record of excellence, mitigates most of these risks. However, chances are that you are looking for cheaper movers and therefore are exposing yourself to these risks. Let’s take a more in-depth look into some of these risks and why you may not want to take them.

    Lack of proper organization can lead to damaged belongings

    We all know that accidents can, and will, happen. However, what we can do is avoid them to the best of our ability. When you are changing moving companies last-minute, there’s no time to organize everything. They will need to relocate your items in a swift way, often forgoing proper precautions. That is just how most last-minute relocations work. And in doing so, your items may receive less protection than they require.

    There are several solutions to this problem. For one, you may choose to utilize industrial storage for some of your more expensive items. Or you can make sure that your belongings are packed with care and protection in mind before the movers arrive. Lastly, you can always hire professional packers before the moving day. The more you prepare for the move, the easier switching movers will be. It is still not something you want to do, however, but it will make the situation just a bit better.

    Moving injuries are more frequent in last-minute moves

    Normally, moving companies assess your belongings and create a relocation plan before the moving day. That allows them to figure out the safest way to transport your belongings. But when you are switching movers at the last moment, the second company will simply not have that luxury. Furthermore, it is entirely possible that you are going to do some lifting on your own, in your quest to lower the relocation costs.

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    Lack of proper organization can lead to a moving injury.

    The first thing you will want to do is enlist some help outside of your movers. Ask friends or family members for help, as having more people will make things easier for everyone. Alternatively, you can always count on moving services Boise ID even for last-minute relocations. Even if you end up switching movers, you can still get professional moving services from one of the top movers. While you will be spending a bit more on your relocation, you will make it much safer for everyone involved.

    The problem with moving injuries (apart from the injuries themselves of course) is that they can considerably delay your relocation. The most common moving injuries such as torn ligaments, muscle inflammation, etc. can also hinder you for months, even years, to come. That is why you may want to do everything you can to avoid them.

    Changing moving companies last-minute can have you encountering a scammer

    Whenever you are in a hurry, it presents a “golden” opportunity to fraudulent moving companies. You need to make a choice straight away and might not be too keen on verifying movers’ credentials. And that is how a scammer “gets you”, so to speak. The problem with last-minute moves is that you simply do not have the time to conduct the necessary research. You need a mover right here and then, and a cheaper one at that.

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    Proper research will get you out of a bad situation.

    Thus, you should never hire a moving company without sufficient information. Even if you are pressed for time, you need to verify their credentials. You need to know that you will not be dealing with any hidden charges and that you will be working with reliable movers. The main issue with moving companies that offer cheap services is reliability. And that is something that you can’t afford to lack in a last-minute relocation. Your movers might not scam you but they might not show up at all. And then your relocation will, most likely, cost way more than initially estimated.

    How to mitigate the risks of switching moving companies last-minute?

    While the risks of switching movers at the last moment might be quite high, there is a way to somewhat mitigate them. And that is by having a concrete plan of action. You may also want to check out as many tips for a last-minute move as you can. If you are able to provide your new movers with all the information they require, it will make the process much safer and more efficient. Therefore, you will want to note down any difficulties your movers might experience, as well as any specific needs your relocation might have. Furthermore, you will want to already know how to deal with valuables, obtain the necessary packing supplies beforehand, etc. Generally, the more you plan and prepare for, the easier it gets.

    That being said, switching moving companies last-minute is usually not something that you plan for. But by knowing the risks associated with the decision, you will be in a much better position to protect yourself and your belongings.

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