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 moving oversized items

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    It is not by accident that the relocation process has earned the reputation of being one of the most difficult, arduous, and nerve-wracking endeavors one can deal with. After all, the demand for quality moving services Boise ID only begins to show how challenging it is to handle it all on your own. There are many factors that lead to the process of moving being so complex and demanding on one’s time and nerves. Still, with proper advice and reliable assistance, it is all more than solvable. Apart from helping with your move, we will be glad to help you out by sharing some quality tips for moving oversized items.

    Professional tips for moving oversized item

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    Moving is a happy occasion, and you should enjoy it. If it’s too much of a hassle, leave it to the pros.

    It is important to note that, as with any part of your relocation process, if you feel like you are struggling, call for help. If you feel like you are getting overwhelmed with obligations, hire assistance. If you feel like you are running out of time to get it all done, get professionals. With plenty of experienced, knowledgeable, and affordable moving companies out there, there really is no need to struggle with any part of your move. A move is, after all, a change for the better. With that in mind, you should really enjoy the process, rather than stressing out.

    You will need both the brain and brawn

    And the more brain you use, the less brawn you will need. Still, remember that the latter is rather necessary if you plan on taking care of this on your own. So, see that you measure everything and have a clear plan of action in your head before lifting a finger. It is not the ideal scenario to lift your refrigerator only to find out it won’t fit through your door. The same goes for the heavy sofa in your living room.

    Doing this on your own does not mean moving oversized items all by yourself. That would not be advisable even for the people who lift weights professionally. If your friends cannot help you, make sure to call professionals to help you. And, if you will have some buddies at your side, try to find the necessary tools that will help with the process. Dollies, furniture straps, and pads will do great in helping you move things around. Remember that even the professionals use these tools to ensure the utmost safety of your goods, as well as themselves.

    Deconstruct the bulky items as much as you can and know

    You will find that plenty of your bulky items did not enter your place in their original state. It is not your door that’s special. Every door has set dimensions, and large furniture needs to fit through. That is why manufacturers make sure that their items are able to reach their customers through the possibility of disassembly.

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    It takes but a few tools to make this whole experience much simpler.

    What you will need here is just your toolbox, manufacturer’s guide (if you misplaced it, you can look it up on the internet), and some patience. Still, it will all pay off in the long run. Not only will the moving process be much easier and simpler, but the transportation process itself will be safer. Even if you are moving your belongings with shipping containers overseas, your goods will be much safer traveling in their disassembled state.

    Proper protection methods

    Make sure not to skip on furniture blankets, pads, and bubble wrap. Use the protective covering, and see that it is tightly secured to your furniture with tape. This will ensure that it does not slip while you carry it. In addition, if the worse comes to worst, you want to have something between the object you are moving and any other surrounding surface. It does not matter how careful you think you are, carrying heavy items can and often does make people more clumsy. And catching your balance while walking down steps is by no means fun. Not to mention that it can result in a desk getting slammed against the wall. So, it is best to have all the precautionary measures taken care of on time.

    It is better to push than to pull

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    When moving oversized items, remember to push, rather than pull.

    This might come as brand new information, but pushing is a lot easier on your body than pulling. So, there really is no need to be afraid to push heavy furniture where it needs to go before having to lift it. In addition, pulling tends to put extra strain on your back that pushing does not. Of course, in order to avoid dealing with scratched floors and ripped carpeting, remember to put cardboard or an old rug or sheet under the furniture.

    Use it to pull your item across the floor. You can also consider furniture gliders and other tools that can be used in order to make pushing much more efficient and less risky. Remember this tip, as it can be useful in many other instances in your life. For example, if you are loading some belongings into a portable storage Boise it will be much easier to push them inside, than to pull.

    Dress for the job you are doing

    Just like you would go to the swimming pool in a bathing suit, and in formal wear to a wedding party, so should you dress accordingly for the process of moving oversized items. This means no slippers, shorts, and preferably no short sleeves. What you need are closed-toed shoes, jeans, and a pair of heavy-duty gloves. Working with heavy furniture exposes you to the risk of suffering an injury. Dropping, slipping, getting cut is all rather possible. So, you want to do as much as you can to prevent that. And one of the low-effort high-reward things to do is dress accordingly.

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