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

What are the risks of hiring amateur movers

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    It is a known fact that the best way to have a successful move is by hiring a reliable moving company. The best moving companies Boise can ensure that you have a fully-assisted and stress-free moving endeavor that you deserve. But the tricky part is finding the top-rated moving companies in your area. And even after you do find them, another problem arises – the financial one. Experienced moving companies usually have steep pricing, which forces many people to turn to amateur movers. If you plan to do so, then you ought to know all the risks of hiring amateur movers, and there are more than a few of them.

    A pink piggy bank.
    Cheap prices aren’t a good enough reason for you to turn to amateur movers.

    We here at Peasley Moving & Storage don’t want to see you harmed in any way. That is why we are more than glad to point out some of the things you need to look out for if you plan to move with an amateur moving company. It doesn’t matter whether you are moving to Idaho, relocating to California, or moving your house down the block – these risks apply to amateur movers across the States.

    Know the biggest risks of hiring amateur movers before your next relocation

    It goes without saying that we won’t be able to cover all the risks you face when hiring an amateur moving company. We will focus our efforts on the biggest problems that come with an amateur mover. With 130 years of experience, we are more than competent to comment on the subject.

    First and foremost, your items might get damaged

    Can you think of anything worse than entering your new home, opening up moving boxes, and realizing that not one of your items was spared from damage? This image is something every person fears before the moving day. The good news is that damaged items either during relocation or in a self storage Boise unit are very rare once you hire an experienced moving professional. The bad news is that the damage is much more likely to appear with an amateur moving company.

    Of course, not every amateur moving company will damage your items. However, if you wish to minimize all the chances of that happening, it would be best to hire experienced residential movers in your area.

    You don’t receive reimbursement with damaged items

    This one is closely related to the last entry on our list of reasons why you might want to avoid hiring amateur moving companies. One of the biggest differences between working with experienced movers as opposed to amateur ones is that the former will almost always reimburse the damage should one occur. The same can’t be said for amateur moving companies.

    Three books and a camera.
    Be it books, a camera, or pieces of furniture, you want to keep all of your items safe.

    Some amateur movers don’t offer valuation, which could be potentially bad news for you. Insured movers mean that you will be able to move without a worry in your mind. After all, you will know that you are entitled to reimbursement in extreme situations. Unfortunately, you won’t have that peace of mind with amateur moving companies, so think hard about your choice.

    One of the risks of hiring amateur movers is delays

    We can’t tell you that your movers are going to be late on purpose, as that’s probably not their intention. But due to their inexperience and the fact that they don’t yet know all the ins and outs of the moving industry, amateur movers could be less than punctual. They could be late to the moving day which would bring with it many additional delays. We know that you want to avoid all possible delays before and during your moving day. That’s why it would be best to look into a reliable and experienced moving company. They might cost a little extra money, but you will end up saving a lot in the long-run. Does the safety of your possessions have a price? If the answer is no, then you know what to do.

    You won’t be getting high-quality services

    We would never say that it’s impossible to get high-quality services after hiring an amateur moving company. However, the chances of you getting the best bang for your buck are much slimmer than when moving with the help of experienced professionals. A lot of times, it’s not even your moving company’s fault. Amateur moving companies are inexperienced, which means they aren’t yet familiar with the best ways to pack, move, and transport belongings.

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    If you want to get the best move at the best price, turn to professionals.

    That doesn’t mean that they won’t become amazing residential or commercial movers a few years down the line. It just means that, for now, they are probably not up for the challenge of relocating your belongings. Remember that you are moving in the present and not in the future. So it would be best to make a decision based on the current state of affairs.

    Be aware of low-ball moving estimates

    Since inexperienced moving companies can’t possibly match the services and reputation of experienced moving professionals, they have to resort to different tactics in order to attract customers. Affordable prices are just one of those tactics. But we find it our duty to warn you about all the dangers of hiring a moving company with low-ball prices. More often than not, those movers turn out to be fraudulent.

    To avoid one of the biggest risks of hiring amateur movers, we suggest you completely stay away from low-ball moving estimates. Do the best thing for your family and your upcoming relocation and invest in a quality moving company. A relocation professional with decades of experience and a plethora of positive moving reviews is highly unlikely to provide you with an unsatisfactory move. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for amateur moving companies. So give it a good thought before signing the deal.

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