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

Tips for handling large items when moving

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    As a rule, moving involves a lot of heavy lifting. Still, some items demand more effort just to get them onto the moving truck. Furniture and appliances immediately pop to mind. However, they aren’t the only ones. Art pieces, pianos, pool tables – all of them fall into this category. Items that are heavy, bulky, or both can pose a real challenge, especially if you’re intent on handling them DIY-style. Fortunately, though, handling large items when moving isn’t as difficult as people make it out to be. And, that’s why we’re here today. Here are a few tips from some of the best movers Boise area to help you overcome and endure this process. So, let’s jump right in.

    A little help goes a long way

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    Handling large items when moving is easy when you have a good team.

    Large items are nearly impossible to handle on your own. And, even if you can – why risk it? To this end, using professional and reliable freight shipping Boise solutions is your best choice. Professional movers have the skills, experience, and equipment to make the whole process a breeze. However, if this isn’t an option for you, consider turning to family and friends for help. Having someone to help you will not only make the whole process faster but safer and more fun, too.

    Measure twice and cut once

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    Some household items are impossible to move unless disassembled and emptied.

    One of the biggest issues people encounter while handling large items when moving is their lower-than-low maneuverability. Interestingly enough, most people also forget about this minuscule detail up until they actually start maneuvering. And then, a whole world of problems ensues.

    So, the first order of business: make sure you’re not one of these people. The best way to do this is with a simple tape measure.

    1. Grab the dimensions of each item;
    2. Measure the height and width of doors, windows, and staircases. Or, any other space your furniture needs to fit through.
    3. Compare the two to see if you can “muscle” the furniture through, or if you’ll have to devise another solution.

    Granted, this process is a bit tedious. Nevertheless, it will prevent getting stuck and save you a lot of frustration.

    Also, it is a good idea to keep track of items you’ve measured. Especially if you’re moving a lot of them. You know – just so you don’t have to do it again on moving day. Colorful sticky notes can be your best friend for this. Instead of writing down dimensions, or memorizing them, slap a note on an item and you’re good to go.

    Handling large items when moving will be easier if you make them lighter

    By default, large items are heavy, too. Of course, this isn’t a rule but it’s true in most cases. So, your next step is to get rid of that excess weight. In general, you can do this in two ways:

    1. Empty the item, or;
    2. Disassemble it.

    Preferably, you want to do both. It will make the items much easier to handle. At the same time, it will drastically reduce the risk of damage to your health, property, and the item itself.

    Empty the item

    If the item you’re moving is a container of sorts (i.e. piece of furniture with drawers or shelves), you should remove everything from it. Pack the belongings in separate boxes and label them appropriately to make unpacking easier. Next, remove every part of the item that isn’t nailed or glued to it. Pack these parts separately and label them, too, for easier reassembly.

    Disassemble the item

    Moving individual pieces of an item is much easier than hauling the whole thing. Furthermore, it will save you a lot of space, whether you’re using an overseas shipping container or a simple van. This does require some work and a bit of knowledge. Still, in most cases, disassembling household items is simpler than it seems. So, get your tools and start dismantling.

    Can’t dismantle or empty the item? No problem!

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    Rent a dolly from your local movers or hardware store to make your life easier.

    If you can’t remove flimsy parts of the item (i.e. armoire doors, or desk drawers), you should secure them in place. However, don’t use packing tape for this. It can damage the item, or leave a sticky residue that takes ages to clean. Instead, use artist or painter’s tape. It’s strong enough to hold the pieces in place while being easy to remove without damaging the item.

    Don’t lift with your back

    Instead, use pro tools to make your life easier. There are several useful equipment and accessories, that will make handling large items when moving smooth and safe. Some of them are:

    • Moving straps (a.k.a “lifting straps”) – these redistribute the weight, and make large and heavy objects easier to handle;
    • Utility or Furniture Dolly – Why carry heavy items all the way, when you can easily push them with either of these;
    • Furniture sliders – makes pushing/pulling large items easier and protects the floors at the same time.

    Each one of these tools makes handling large items when moving easier. And, the best thing about them is – you don’t have to buy them! You can rent them for a few bucks from your local hardware store. Some moving companies will even lend them to you for free when you choose their moving or self storage Boise services. So, you’re saving money and your back. A win-win situation, no matter how you look at it!

    If ever in doubt – go for the pro’s

    Handling large furniture when moving isn’t something you should take lightly. Doing so can lead to damages to your property or item – in the best case. The worst: it can lead to severe injuries. Therefore, if you’re not sure how to handle an item – don’t risk it. Instead, contact your movers and leave the whole process in their capable hands.

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