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

When is it a good time to ask for a binding moving estimate?

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    Moving is one of those undertakings where you simply can’t afford to rush in blindly. In most cases, it starts the same – with drafting a moving budget. And it’s at that point that people encounter the first tripping stone. Namely, is there a way to know, for sure, that the cost of the move won’t exceed said budget? The answer is a simple one. Yes – that’s why Idaho moving companies offer the option of getting moving quotes for their service. While it is common for companies to provide non-binding estimates, there are times when customer can and should feel free to ask for a binding moving estimate. In this article, we explore the conditions under which you should ask for binding estimates.

    Start by understanding all types of estimates

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    Never hesitate to ask for a binding moving estimate. It’s a great way to eliminate uncertainty from your relocation.

    To understand why you should always ask for a binding moving estimate, it’s essential to know the difference between the two. As opposed to “rough estimates,” non-binding and binding estimates require specific details to get a calculation from (moving from/to, moving date, move size/type, inventory list, etc.).

    How do movers calculate the price?

    Both types of estimates are what movers generally consider as “precise estimates.” To determine the overall cost of your move, they’ll do an “on-site” or a “virtual estimate”. This process is extremely thorough and takes into consideration several factors, such as:

    • Distance from your origin point to destination;
    • The combined weight of your belongings;
    • Number of movers required;
    • Default moving services;
    • Additional and/or special services;
    • Special circumstances.

    What you end up with when movers finish their estimate is a detailed list of everything your relocation involves. If you need an extra mover, they’ll note it in the list. If you require medical equipment shipping services, you’ll find it there, too. This way of calculating moving expenses leaves nothing to chance. Therefore, it’s the most reliable way of determining how much you need to set aside for your relocation.

    What’s the difference between a non-binding and binding moving estimate?

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    It’s much easier to budget if you know how much the move is going to cost right from the get-go.

    At a glance, the difference between the two is hard to tell. Both estimates contain all the details of your relocation. The price noted is the same. They are both legal documents, made out in writing, requiring your signature and that of moving company representatives to make it valid. But, there’s one significant difference.

    Four conditions when it is okay to ask for a binding estimate

    A binding moving estimate guarantees the price of your move, both for you and your movers. They cannot charge you more, even if the job demands more engagement on their part. Similarly, you can’t pay any less than agreed upon, even if you don’t use all services you requested. So, a binding estimate fixes the price, making it unchangeable, regardless of the circumstances. So, what are the conditions that call for such an official step in planning your move?

    #1: When you need to plan a large-scale move with no room for surprises

    There’s a lot of planning involved even in the simplest move. However, the majority of it revolves around one thing – budgeting. It’s no secret that moving is costly. Therefore, every dime you invest must be put to good use. With a binding estimate, you won’t have to set aside more than necessary. An exact number will make it easy to draft a responsible budget.

    #2: If you’re moving on a very limited budget

    A binding estimate guarantees that your movers will finish the job, without charging you more than previously agreed upon. If you’re moving on a tight budget, this can be a godsend. It gives you peace of mind during a turbulent time. Also, don’t forget to combine it with discounts and promotions. More often than not, your movers will have a pleasant surprise in store. Of course, you’ll find this item on the list, too

    #3: When you are looking to validate the credibility of your movers

    One of the biggest upsides of a binding moving estimate is that it helps you discern reputable movers from amateurish or fraudulent ones. Reputable freight companies Idaho houses have confidence in their skills and abilities. As such, they won’t have trouble taking responsibility for your belongings. Simply having the option to get a binding estimate is a sign of trust.

    Furthermore, as mentioned earlier, a binding estimate is a legal document. Therefore, their willingness to sign it shows they operate within the confines of the law. This is an additional guarantee of safety that you shouldn’t pass up.

    #4: When looking to avoid moving scams or past mistakes with hiring movers

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    Start your relocation in the best way possible. Contact your movers and ask for an on-site estimate.

    Recent years have seen a rapid expansion of fraudulent movers and moving scams. Tens of thousands of Americans fall prey to these rogue elements every year. They endure incredible heartache and hardship while under their thumb. Not to mention – a great financial loss. But, you ensure you’re not one of them when you ask for a binding moving estimate. Dealing with the law is a big “NO” for all scammers. So, when you ask them to sign a legally binding contract, they’ll claw to avoid it however they can. And that is a certain sign you should bid them farewell and be on your merry way.

    How does it work?

    Actually, it couldn’t be any easier. Here’s how it goes:

    1. Contact your Idaho moving company of choice;
    2. Schedule an on-site estimate;
    3. Wait for a company to send their representative;
    4. Give them a tour of your home/office, clearly (indicating) what goes with you and what stays;
    5. Wait for a representative to finish calculations and present you with a contract;
    6. Sign and enjoy your uncertainty-free move.

    As you can see, the entire process is pretty streamlined. There are no hidden clauses, guessing, or messing around. Once your movers complete the calculation – that’s it. You have a number that’s set in stone and you can keep on planning.

    There is a time and place to ask for a binding moving estimate

    A looming uncertainty is what makes moving so nervewracking. Combine it with the constant pressure of important decisions and a tight timeframe, and you get a great recipe for stress. But, if you ask for a binding moving estimate, you eliminate a major portion of it. You’re introducing order into chaos, thus making your relocation more organized and simple.

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