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 ultimate guide to moving bulky items

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As you start preparing for a relocation, you’ll quickly realize that the big problem isn’t all the little knick-knacks you have lying around the house, however many you’ve collected over time. They might be time-consuming to sort and pack, but they aren’t too difficult to deal with. What you should really be concerned about is moving bulky items. Big, heavy, difficult to carry and maneuver, they will pose quite a challenge. In fact, it may be best to let a moving and storage company ID handle that part of the relocation. If you’re planning a DIY relocation, on the other hand, or want to handle this particular part yourself, it’s important to be careful with this step.

What to worry about when moving bulky items?

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Bulky items are usually very heavy and therefore difficult to move.

Moving big and heavy items is one of the hardest aspects of relocation. One of the main reasons to hire movers Star ID is precisely so you won’t have to worry about this. So what is it about moving big and chunky things that makes them such a nightmare for any relocation? Well, to begin with, bulky items are usually very heavy. You will probably need help lifting them – if you can lift them at all. Sometimes, you will have to pull and drag them instead.

Another thing that will make this difficult is the size and shape of bulky things. A lot of the time, they are very difficult to maneuver. You’ll have to find ways to move them through narrow doors and hallways, around tight corners, and up or downstairs. And if you get it wrong, you might damage either your belongings, your house or yourself. All of this makes moving them quite an ordeal.

A guide to moving bulky items

Whenever you’re planning a relocation or renting storage Idaho and plan on moving some big, heavy, irregularly shaped things, it’s best to let professionals handle the task. Professional movers and packers have the experience and tools to make this task much easier. An added bonus is that you won’t have to worry about it yourself. But if you want to move clunky things yourself, then here’s what you need to do:

Plan ahead

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Draw up a plan of your home to find the easiest route through it.

Planning is half of any complicated task. Once you’ve planned out what you need to do and how exactly, actually making it happen will be significantly easier. Moving is no different. And when it comes to bulky items specifically, planning on how you’re going to pack them, carry them out and load them onto a truck is an important step. You’ll want to pull up the plans for your home or draw some up yourself. Then you need you to find the easiest, most straightforward route out the door.

If at all possible, avoid doors, corners, and stairs. If that’s not possible, then make sure to measure your doors, hallways, and corners. Will your furniture and other bulky things even fit through? If you’re not sure, think of ways to either disassemble your things or maneuver them where the fit is tight.

Take things apart

The best way to make any shipping and transport of bulky items easier is to make them less bulky, less heavy and less awkwardly shaped. In most cases, this is very much possible – you just need to disassemble your belongings. Most pieces of furniture come with assembly and disassembly instructions. If you haven’t kept yours, you can look up instructions online. Finally, you can also always consult furniture movers about it. Just remember to pack and label all parts, including the small nuts and bolts. You do want to put your belongings back together after the move.

Use the right tools

Everything is easier when you have the right tools. So when you’re relocating bulky items, make sure you have the right tools to do so properly. This includes some moving supplies you probably already have around the house:

  • screwdrivers
  • wrenches
  • hammers
  • plastic wrap
  • tape

But you will also need some more tools that are specific to moving, such as:

  • moving dollies to easily push and pull heavy things over flat surfaces
  • moving blankets to pull things around or wrap them
  • furniture sliders that help you move furniture without damaging the floors
  • moving straps that make things easier to lift and carry as well as protecting you from injuries

Learn the right techniques

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Lifting improperly can cause health issues.

Since most bulky items are also very heavy, they won’t be easy to lift and carry. People who don’t carry heavy things often usually don’t know the right way to do so. So before you start your relocation, make sure to learn the proper ways to lift heavy items. This will make your relocation easier and will also help protect you from injuries.

Get help

There are some things you simply can’t do on your own. Moving certain heavy and bulky belongings is one of those things. So make sure you have all the help you need. Whether you plan on asking friends to help you out on moving day or contacting the movers, do this in time so you can be sure that you will have support on the day of the move. You don’t want to be left alone on moving day trying to lug a heavy couch down several flights of stairs!

Be mindful of injuries when moving bulky items

One of the big concerns with moving bulky items is injuries. Lifting something too heavy, relying heavily on the muscles in your back, pushing and pulling improperly – all these things can lead to some serious and long-lasting injuries. Most commonly, people end up with back injuries. Not only can those be quite painful but they can also affect your life for a long time. So be very careful during the relocation. Avoid injuries by taking good care of yourself, eating well, sleeping and resting plenty, using the right tools and techniques, and getting help when you need it.

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