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 storing outdoor furniture in Boise

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    Living in Boise and having a patio with some nice furniture is something that everyone enjoys. However, there comes a time where you simply can’t use those pieces anymore, due to weather conditions. This is the time to be storing outdoor furniture in Boise. There are numerous storage units Boise has for this occasion and you will have no issues finding one that is to your liking. But to make the most out of them, you will want to prepare your outdoor furniture for storage. And that is exactly what we will be talking about in this small guide.

    5 steps for storing outdoor furniture in Boise

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    Make sure to properly protect your beautiful outdoor furniture.

    Here are our top 5 tips for storing your furniture pieces:

    • Clean your furniture thoroughly
    • Make sure the wooden items are tended to
    • Protect plastic and metal pieces
    • Take proper care of any fabric
    • Wrap the furniture before storing

    Of course, if you have any items that require special attention, you will do well to tend to them before storing them. If you require any furniture installation services, or a hand with disassembly, you can always contact Peasley Moving & Storage. Our team will be happy to help you prepare your furniture pieces for their stay inside the storage unit. But for the most part, you will be able to do everything on your own. Follow these tips and you will have no issues.

    Cleaning the furniture

    The most important tip that we can give you is to thoroughly clean all of your items before storing them. You don’t want to introduce any mud, dirt, or even food to a storage unit. These substances can produce mold or mildew, which can have dangerous consequences on your furniture. 

    Also, you will do well to inspect every surface for any signs of rust or oxidation. If you do happen to find some rust, you can treat the offending area with a rust-removing primer. Steel wool is quite useful for removing any rust, before spraying the paint that closely matches the finish on the peace. For maximum protection, apply a bit of silicone sealant, as well.

    Make sure to tend to wooden items properly

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    Wooden pieces may require a bit more of your attention.

    The easiest way to tend any wooden pieces you might have is to create a cleaning solution on your own. While you can buy a professional solution, you don’t really need to. Just create a mixture of 1/4 cup baking soda, 1 cup ammonia, and 1/2 cup vinegar, inside one gallon of water. Use the mixture to gently scrub the items before leaving them to dry off. After your furniture dries off, apply a bit of protective sealant to protect them from moisture throughout the year.

    How to protect metal and plastic items

    Metal items really need to be stored during winter. The presence of freezing rain and snow will surely create some rust, which can endanger your belongings and make them look much worse. If you don’t happen to have a place where you can store the items, you can always utilize one of the Boise moving and storage options. Having your items inside a professional storage unit is the best way to protect them all year-round. That being said, you will still want to prepare the items themselves.

    For metal items, you can simply use water and detergent to clean any surfaces and brush and hose them afterward. If required, you may want to apply a bit of spray paint or a thin coat of car wax for additional protection.

    As for plastic items, you will not be going to worry about any moisture damage. But you do need to take into account that cold temperatures can make the plastic quite brittle. Brittle enough to crack. To avoid this, make sure that your plastic pieces are inside a storage unit before it begins to snow. To prepare these items for the stay, you will want to apply simple dish soap and water, rinse thoroughly, and leave them to air-dry.

    Taking care of the fabric

    If you happen to have any cushions that have removable covers, you will want to refer to the user’s manual for further instruction. Ideally, you will be able to take them off and put them inside the washing machine. Gentle cycle is all-around best for these materials. But do refer to the manual if you have one. You may be even able to add some bleach to kill any traces of mildew. But, again, the manual will tell you if you are allowed to do that safely.

    In case that you can’t machine wash the fabric, you will want to utilize a dry cloth and a sturdy brush to apply a very mild detergent. Never power-wash the cushions as that can ruin the material or even break the seams. We advise that you do not machine-dry your fabric, even if the manual says otherwise. In our experience, it is best to leave the covers to air-dry. After they are dry, you can stack them loosely in a clean space (definitely not on the floor). For maximum protection, you will want to use a weatherproof storage bag or even a plastic box.

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    Make sure to refer to the user manual for all fabric pieces.

    If you happen to have many boxes after all your items are prepared, you will want to create a system for them. Labeling your moving boxes is a fast and efficient way of tracking which items went where. That way, you will be able to easily find exactly what you need.

    Before storing, wrap it up

    Here comes the most important tip. Never, ever, leave your outdoor furniture unprotected, even if you are utilizing a professional storage unit. While some storage facilities offer to protect the items for you, it is usually better if you do it on your own, provided that you have the time. Shrinkwrapping outdoor furniture is not really all that complicated, truth be told. And it will provide great protection for your belongings. Also, you may want to procure a wood plank, let’s say 2 by 4, and use it to elevate your furniture off the ground when storing outdoor furniture in Boise.

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