Founded in 1890, Peasley Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Peasley Moving & Storage will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.


All Peasley Moving & Storage Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Peasley Moving & Storage continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Peasley Moving & Storage requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • 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 all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

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 are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century!

~ Peasley Moving & Storage  

At-home packing supplies that you can improvise with

Ensuring the safety of your belongings while moving can quickly become a costly venture. Boxes, bubble wrap, shrink foil – they do cost a pretty penny. And, when you’re moving, especially on a budget, saving every dime is a priority. But, although brand new packing materials are the best choice, they certainly aren’t the only ones. You can use some common household items and materials and repurpose them as at-home packing supplies. In combination with the services of some of the best moving companies Boise offers, you won’t have trouble ensuring the safe transition of your possessions.

You can replace most of the boxes with at-home packing supplies

A young couple lying on a bed among suitcases.
It’s amazing how many items, other than clothes, can fit in a suitcase.

Moving boxes Boise are essential when it comes to packing. However, they’re also one of the bigger expenses. So, let’s see what at-home packing supplies you can use to replace them.


We know what you’re going to say: “But I’m already using suitcases to pack my clothes!” Well, yes, that is their primary purpose. However, if you’re looking for ways to save a few bucks, you should use them for anything but clothes.

Large suitcases are a versatile alternative to moving boxes. Especially carry-on luggage with wheels. They are excellent for transporting books, documents, pans, pots, silverware, and many other heavy unbreakables. You can use them for some fragile items, too, but only if you wrap and pad them properly.


Backpacks are super convenient by themselves. Sturdy, resilient, easy to carry – they tick off all the boxes when it comes to convenience. So, they are ideal to use instead of packing an essentials bag/box. Hiking and city backpacks are, by far, the best choice. Plenty of pockets is a big plus and an excellent way to pack small, easy-to-misplace items and valuables.


Gym bags, tote bags, beach bags, duffel bags – these are all great alternatives to boxes. They are deceptively large and, therefore, can hold a good amount of stuff. However, it’s best if you use them for unbreakables only, as they don’t provide enough integrity for fragile items. Apart from that, everything else is a go. Toys, cables, utensils, linens – these are all fair game. Just make sure not to overfill them as you will need to seal them to prevent spillage during transport.

Trash bags

A black trash bag and slippers near the door.
Although not ideal, trash bags can serve as an alternative packing material.

Heavy-duty trash bags are one of the cheapest and most convenient ways for packing light, bulky unbreakables. Coincidentally, they are also the reason why we advised you not to use suitcases for clothes earlier. You can use them for clothes, pillows, curtains, linens, towels, or any items not in danger of breaking. However, they do have some downsides:

  • Although heavy-duty, trash bags are still just plastic bags. As such, they can tear easily and leave your belongings at the mercy of the elements;
  • If you’ll leave your possessions in one of the storage units Boise movers offer, plastic bags are the worst option. They trap moisture which can cause mold to grow on your items, thus ruining them;
  • There’s no reliable way to secure plastic bags in the moving truck. So, they will shift and bounce around.

With a bit of attention and planning, you won’t have to worry about any of the above. Simply don’t overfill them, seal them tight, and you’re good to go.

At-home packing supplies as an alternative to bought materials

With the big thing out of the way, it’s time to focus on the other two nuisances of packing: padding and wrapping. Bubble wrap, kraft paper, packing peanuts,  – you can replace most of them with at-home packing supplies, without missing out on safety.


We have to start with the most obvious one. Old newspapers make for excellent padding material, whether crumpled or torn to shreds. However, despite popular opinion, you should never use them as the first layer of wrapping. Print can easily transfer to a wrapped item and it can be a pain or borderline impossible to remove. So, it’s better not to risk it.


Thick paper magazines use is a great separator and viable option for padding. A few sheets between breakables provide ample protection. Or, you can use the whole thing to make partitions in your suitcases for better organization.

Paper towels

Although not ideal wrapping material due to their price, if you have some extra lying around you can put it to good use. Paper towels are great as a first wrapping layer for your items. For best effect, combine it with newspapers and magazines for ample, yet super-cheap protection.

Old fabric

A woman using linens as at-home packing supplies.
There are many common household items you can use as at-home packing supplies.

In most cases, you wouldn’t take torn clothes, towels, or linens with you when moving. In this case – you should. Smaller, torn pieces of fabric are amazing for padding or, rolled up, as a separator. Larger ones you can use for wrapping breakables but make sure you can wrap it a few times around.


There’s a reason why the best long-distance and local movers Boise has always insist on using moving blankets. They offer ample protection for bulky furniture and appliances, without adding too much weight. Also, it protects your property from damage in case of accidental bumping. So, it’s wise to follow movers’ example and use your blankets for wrapping large items.

When safety is critical opt for quality and professionalism

At-home packing supplies are an amazing way to save some cash during relocation. However, when it comes to valuable items, it’s best not to cut corners. Therefore, when packing things like art, electronics, or precious china, opt for quality packing supplies Boise. These are the only thing to provide enough integrity and protection for your belongings. Still, if you want to be certain everything is packed properly, and don’t want to take any chances, it’s best to let professionals do it for you.

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