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 packing a queen size bed

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    Sleeping in a familiar bed is among the best things to counter the stress of moving. The warmth and coziness you’re used to making the new place feel like home right away. And if that bed is a queen size one, then you’re really in for a revitalizing night. Those things are insanely comfortable! However, they’re also a pain to move. Queen size beds are bulky and heavy. As such, carrying and maneuvering pose quite the challenge. But, if you prepare well, even this daunting task won’t be a problem. To help you with that, we’re bringing you a few tips, used by some of the best moving companies Boise has. Use them, and you’ll turn moving and packing a queen-size bed into a walk in the park.

    Planning ahead is a recipe for success

    Every successful undertaking starts with a good plan. In this regard, packing a queen size bed isn’t any different. In fact, the more difficult a piece of furniture, the better plan you’ll need. With this in mind, the best course of action is to break down this grand task into smaller pieces. It will make tackling each easier, safer, and much faster. An example of a good approach is:

    • Acquisition phase: getting tools, materials, and help;
    • Preparation phase: setting up the premises and devising a strategy;
    • Packing phase: packing a queen size bed for moving.

    Of course, your list doesn’t have to look like this. The important thing is to have a clear course of action in your head. So, find a method that suits you the most and use that.

    A woman sleeping after packing a queen size bed.
    Meticulous planning is a recipe for peaceful sleep.

    Packing a queen size bed is easier and safer with some help

    Packing a queen size bed is hard work, and having even one person can helping you makes it easier. But, more importantly, safer. The bed consists of many heavy and bulky pieces. Handling some of them is almost impossible for a single person. Therefore, it’s best not to risk it. Instead, get two or three able-bodied friends to help you and make your life easier.

    The best way to pack a queen size bed: letting professionals do it

    The chaos of moving makes handling even the most mundane tasks difficult. The process is time-consuming and logistics are challenging. Of course, this isn’t such an issue if you’re moving locally. But, if you’re, for example, moving to Idaho from, say, Georgia – it’s a whole other story. Then, even the simplest task becomes nerve-wracking. And dismantling and preparing a queen size bed is anything but simple. But, you can make it simple if you hire movers. Trained professionals with the right tools and years of experience can simplify the process and make it stress-free.

    Packing a queen size bed – step by step

    With careful preparation, you set an excellent base to tackle this daunting task. Now, all that’s left is some physical work. So, let’s get started.

    A young couple laying on the bed next to suitcases.
    Packing a queen size bed isn’t so difficult if you have someone to help you.

    #1 – Prepare the space

    Queen size beds are quite large and, thus, manipulating them poses a risk. Therefore, the first order of business is minimizing them:

    • Ensure you have ample space for maneuvering and setting aside bed components. So, empty the room the bed is in and clear the pathways;
    • Place tools and materials within reach. This will save you a lot of time, as you won’t have to run around grabbing what you need;
    • Protect the property. Missteps often accompany handling large and bulky objects. Take some time to protect floors, walls, and doorframes to avoid property damage.

    Now you’ve set yourself up for success! Moving on to packing a queen size bed itself.

    #2 – Prepare the bed

    With premises prepped and ready, it’s time to do the same with your bed. This is the easiest part. All you need to do is remove the bedding. Having it tangling your feet is a true health hazard. The best thing you can do is wash everything, pack it, and move the boxes out of the way. Preferably, out of the house. To this end, portable storage Boise companies provide can be godsent. It gives you a safe place to put away your belongings, without adding to the clutter.

    #3 – Ready the mattress

    The queen size bed mattress is huge and heavy. Therefore, it’s advisable to have at least one or two able-bodied friends helping you on this one.

    • Remove the mattress from the frame. Some mattresses have handles on the sides that make this part easy. But, if yours doesn’t, you can use moving straps to lift it safely;
    • Place the mattress into a corresponding bag and secure the bag with packing tape. Of course, if the bag has a zipper, there’s no need for taping it;
    • Move the mattress out of the way. Use moving straps and dollies, as they will make your life so much easier.
    A modern room with a queen size bed in it.
    Mattresses are heavier than they seem. Exercise caution!

    #4 – Prep the bed frame

    Now we come to the delicate part – disassembling the bed frame. Although not tricky, per se, it does take some finesse. If you have an assembly manual for your bed, now is an excellent time to break it out.

    • Remove the drawers. Many a queen size bed has convenient drawers at its base. However, when moving the frame, they can become a liability. So, remove, empty them, and pack each one separately;
    • Use adequate tools to dismantle the bed frame. It’s great to have at least one helper for this, to hold the frame firmly in place;
    • Wrap each component in a moving blanket and move them out of the way. Bubble wrap and shrink wrap are excellent options, too;
    • Make sure corners are extra-protected. They are the parts most susceptible to damage.

    It’s an excellent idea to have a ziplock bag handy during this part of the process. Place all small parts (nuts, bolts, screws, etc.) inside it and place it into the box with bedding. That way, you’ll always know where it is. As an alternative, you can tape it to one of the frame components. Just make sure none of the tape touches the wood, as it can damage it.

    Ready! Set! Sleep!

    As you can see, packing a queen size bed isn’t too complicated. However, it still requires dedication and some finesse. So, if you hit a snag at any point, don’t hesitate to turn to the professionals for help. After all, peaceful sleep is one of the most important things in the world.

     

     

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