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

Guide for moving from Pocatello to Meridian

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    While Pocatello and Meridian might be only three and a half hours apart by car, relocating your entire household or office is an endeavor you will want to approach carefully. The first thing you will want to do is figure out whether you will be performing a DIY relocation or hiring one of the movers Meridian ID has to offer. We will presume you chose the latter, as that will provide you with the time you will require to make sure that you get the most out of moving from Pocatello to Meridian. In this article, we will show you how you can use that time to ensure a smooth and enjoyable relocation process.

    The rundown of moving from Pocatello to Meridian

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    You may want to visit your new home area once or twice before the move.

    Moving is not all about simply relocating your belongings from one place to another. You also need to adapt to your new surroundings. This requires quite a bit of “mental energy”. While you may have numerous tasks you need to accomplish, try to find some time to do the following:

    • Research both Pocatello and Meridian
    • Find the ideal neighborhood
    • Get ready for the relocation

    Doing the above things will allow you to fully understand the relocation in its entirety. Knowing more about the cities will provide you with a way to find the best neighborhood for your new home and office, after all. And the more you know about the relocation process, the easier it’s going to be. There will be numerous other things to consider, as well. For example, if you are downsizing, you may need to look into one of the portable storage Boise solutions. Ideally, you will want to work with a mover that can provide you with all the services your relocation might require.


    The town of Pocatello has a population of around 55,600 people and offers a sparse suburban living environment. While this certainly provides you with a lot of space, it can feel a little empty at times. However, due to this fact, housing and renting prices in the town are more than reasonable. The median home value in Pocatello is less than $150,000, while the median rent is about $660. Most of the people in this town own their homes, however.

    Pocatello has decent rankings across the board and is sometimes referred to as the best place to live in Bannock County. The median household income of $46,620, while being somewhat lower than the national average, is more than enough for a comfortable living in the town. Pocatello features low living costs, after all.

    But the main issue with the town is that there are simply too few job opportunities. Especially those with a higher-income potential. Furthermore, competition for these jobs is extremely fierce. This is the main reason why Peasley Moving & Storage gets numerous requests for relocations from Pocatello to Meridian. With that in mind, let’s see what Meridian has to offer.


    Straight off the proverbial bat, Meridian holds the position of being the best suburb to live in Idaho. It is extremely well-suited for families, has a great nightlife, is safe, and has a great diversity to it. As a suburb of Boise, the city of Meridian has a population of around 102,000 people. The feel of the area is much the same as in Pocatello, sparsely suburban, but it feels much more developed. Furthermore, being in close proximity to Boise means that the amenities of the large city are much closer.

    But you will need to save up a bit of money to be able to purchase a home in Meridian. The median home value is almost double Pocatello’s, being at around $275,000. Most of the time, this means that you will have to downsize. The median rent is also considerably higher, standing at about $1,110.

    a nice porch, representing what moving from Pocatello to Meridian can bring
    Expect pricier homes in Meridian.

    However, there’s one reason why these numbers might not be as high as you might initially think. The median household income in Meridian is one of the highest in the state, at around $71,400. Furthermore, finding a good job in Meridian is much easier than in Pocatello, as you have the city of Boise close by. In fact, the population of this suburb depends quite heavily on the Boise job market. Despite that, you will want to land a good job before you make a transition. That way, you can ensure that you can cope up with increased living costs.

    Your choice of the neighborhood will affect your life greatly, as well. This is something that requires your full attention, as you want to get it right the first time.

    How to find the perfect neighborhood in Meridian

    The “perfect” neighborhood is something that fulfills all your needs in the best possible way. We are not speaking about absolute perfection here, but the “best of what you can get“. To find such a place, you first need to know what your needs are. To start with, analyze your current neighborhood, find the things that you really like about it, and then replicate them. Your new neighborhood needs to be an “upgrade”, after all.

    a neighborhood in Meridian
    You will want to take great care when selecting a neighborhood.

    After you find the areas that have all the basics covered, you will want to consider what other amenities/opportunities/locations/etc are present. Don’t forget to include the neighborhood potential into your calculations, as well. All in all, this can be a very time-consuming process, and you will want to start as early as you can.

    Moving from Pocatello to Meridian – Moving process

    Speaking of processes, if you have never relocated before there will be a lot to learn. There are good reasons why moving from one place to another is usually highly stressful and tiring. To minimize these effects, you will want to be as prepared as possible. The best way to start is to simply get in touch with a moving company and ask for a free moving quote. This will provide you with an overview of the associated costs. After that, you will be able to set a moving budget, create a moving checklist, and start planning your relocation.

    Moving from Pocatello to Meridian might not be the most difficult of relocations but it still merits your complete attention. But if you prepare accordingly and select good movers, you have nothing to worry about!

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