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 antique items for transport

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    The items you’re moving often hold incredible value, either monetary, emotional, or both. They are what gives your place a familiar warmth and makes it truly feel like home. Therefore, ensuring their safety comes as a top priority, whether you’re moving locally or across the country. But, when it comes to antiques, they raise the bar even higher. Aside from being valuable, they’re often fragile, too. As such, choosing proper and safe methods plays an even more significant role when packing antique items for transport. So, here are some tips to help you ensure maximum safety for your most cherished possessions.

    Tip #1: Movers are an invaluable asset when packing antique items for transport

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    Take advantage of movers’ expertise to ensure the maximum safety of your antiques.

    Skills, knowledge, and experience play the most significant role when packing antique items for transport. However, acquiring said traits is difficult for someone who doesn’t do it every day. At least, not at a level needed for this grand, yet delicate, task. Therefore, relying on professionals comes as the best option. Moving services Boise ID moving companies offer often include expert packing. So, take advantage of them. Yes, they do cost a pretty penny – but not as much as you may think. And, aside from ensuring utmost safety for your antiques, they also save your time, energy, and nerves. A win-win situation, no matter how you look at it.

    Tip #2: Use quality packing materials only

    It’s no secret that moving, as a whole, can get quite expensive. Therefore, you may try to find ways to cut the costs left and right. And, you should – expect when it comes to packing antique items for transport. This is one task you can’t afford to skimp on. Used boxes and alternative packing materials can save you a few bucks. However, they do not offer a fraction of protection as do quality packing supplies Boise moving companies provide. Just remember the old saying: “everything you save on packing, you’ll spend later on repairs.” And, when it comes to repairing antiques, prices can reach exorbitant amounts. That is if there’s even the possibility to repair them. So, it’s better not to risk it.

    Tip #3: Take inventory

    If you’re shipping your antiques via freight or moving company, it pays to have an extra layer of security. Now, professionals are conscientious when handling your items, no doubt about that. Even so, accidents can happen, through no fault of theirs or yours. Therefore, having an inventory, that notes the state of your item, can be of immense help if something bad happens. For the best effect, you should add photos to the inventory list, as they’ll act as proof on the off chance you have to file a claim.

    Tip #4: Clean your antiques before shipping

    Before you even get to packing antique items for transport, be sure to thoroughly clean them. Moving is not a gentle process, to say the least. Your items will shift and move, albeit slightly. And, if there’s residual dust or debris, it can damage them.

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    Clean your antique item before packing it.

    That said, do not use cleaning products immediately before packing. Wrapping will seal the item and that excess moisture will have no place to go. Needless to say, wood, paint, or paper do not play well with humidity. Therefore, your best bet is to use a simple soft and dry microfiber cloth to remove dust and debris.

    Tip #5: Use adequate packing methods for different items

    Every item follows the general rules of packing:

    1. Secure the moving parts;
    2. Wrap the item in the protective layer(s);
    3. Prepare the container by adding padding;
    4. Secure the item inside the container so it can’t move;
    5. Seal and label the container.

    This course of action will work, even for the most demanding items. However, specifics differ ever so slightly. Yet, it’s that small difference that makes or breaks the safety. Therefore, it’s imperative to research proper packing methods for each item type, whether you’re shipping them to your new home or using Idaho storage solutions for an extended period. So, let’s go a bit in-depth on every step.

    #1: Securing the moving parts

    This mostly goes for furniture with drawers or doors. However, the same applies to any item with moving parts. Here, you have two options:

    1. Dissassemble the item. This is the best option. It allows for easier and safer packing and handling of the items. Just make sure not to lose small parts, like screws and handles;
    2. Use wrapping to secure the moving parts. However, do not use plastic wrap (stretch or bubble) as the first layer of protection. Instead, opt for moving blankets, that you’ll secure in place with tape, ropes, or straps. Then, you can proceed to wrap the items.

    #2: Protective layers

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    Use quality materials and adequate methods when packing antique items for transport.

    Every item needs several protective layers to ensure its safety. These materials range from brown and glassine paper, to stretch and bubble wrap. Combining them ensures the greatest safety for your items. In general, the more protection – the better. But, don’t go overboard. There is such thing as “too much safety” and it’s, actually, counterproductive. So, stick with three or four layers.

    #3 and #4: Padding the container

    Whether you’re using moving boxes or wooden crates, it’s imperative for the item to:

    • Have ample cushioning on each side, and;
    • Not have any wiggle room.

    Packing peanuts, bubble wrap, and crumpled brown paper are all excellent options here. Also, for this, you can use crumpled newsprint, but only when you’ve wrapped and prepped the items properly.

    #5: Sealing and labeling

    Once you add enough padding on the sides, you can fill the rest of the container with padding. Check to see if the item has any wiggle room. Once it’s completely immobile, you can proceed to seal the container.

    Labeling is something you should never ignore. It is, in a way, an extra layer of protection. It relays the necessary info on how to handle it to a person carrying it. So, take your time, and label the top and at least two sides of a container.

    Bonus tip – Take it slow

    There’s no place for rushing and recklessness when packing antique items for transport. Yes, time is always short when moving and, as such, dictates haste. But, rushing leads to errors, and errors lead to damage to your precious antiques. So, take it slow and easy, remain vigilant, and you will pack your antiques in the best way.

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