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  

How to adapt to living abroad

Relocating to another country can be a very daunting endeavor. Aside from all the necessities that the relocation imposes, you will also need to adapt to living abroad. While the former can be easily solved by choosing one of the top Idaho moving companies, the latter will require some preparation and mental adjustment. In this article, we will focus on how you can make the most out of your relocation and how to adapt as easily as possible.

Adapt to living abroad in seven easy steps!

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First thing first, research!

The adaptation process can be very difficult for some people. But if you approach it from the “right angle” and focus on one step at a time, it will get considerably easier. With that in mind, here are the steps you will need to go through:

  • Get to know the country you will be relocating to
  • Learn the basics of the language
  • Accept that homesickness is part of the process
  • Explore!
  • Get to know the food scene
  • Socialize!
  • Create new goals for yourself

One thing that will complicate matters somewhat is the relocation process itself. It requires a considerable time and energy investment, after all. Whether you are shipping a container overseas or utilizing full relocation services, it is still going to weigh heavily on your mind. Hiring one of the top movers will help, of course. What you need to do is try and work on one thing at a time. Create a moving checklist and prioritize the tasks. But once you get to the adaptation stage, here’s what you will need to do:

Step 1: Getting to know the country

The first thing on your “to-do” list is to find out more about the country you will be relocating to. You need to understand the standards of behavior and cultural etiquette. That will help you acclimatize to your new surroundings much easier. Knowing about these things ahead of time will also provide you with a much more enjoyable experience.

Step 2: Learning the language

Unless you are moving to a country that speaks the same language that you do, you will want to make an effort to understand the basics of the country’s native language. You don’t have to be fluent by any means, you will get to that soon enough. While it may be somewhat difficult to learn the language when you are not hearing and speaking it all the time, simply knowing the basics will make for a more enjoyable experience. Make sure to know to say “thank you” and “hello“, at the very least. The more words and phrases you learn, the easier it will be to adapt.

Step 3: Embrace that you will be homesick for a time

person struggling to adapt to living abroad
Being homesick is perfectly normal. You need to learn to accept it.

It is perfectly normal to feel homesick after moving abroad. This is something that is an inevitable part of the process. And you need to understand that. Homesickness can dampen your spirits at times, so you need to understand and accept what is going on. Acknowledge that you miss your home but don’t let that stop you from enjoying your new life. That being said, you still want to take out some of the sentimental items from your self storage Boise and take them with you. Having something that is “rock solid”, something that reminds you of who you are can be extremely important. But don’t dwell too much on the past, either.

Step 4: Explore in order to adapt to living abroad

The best thing about relocating to a new country is that you will be able to explore an entirely new world. Everything you see around you is going to be fresh and exciting. Therefore, what you want to do is immerse yourself in the surroundings and explore to your heart’s content. Feel free to start with famous locations and tourist spots. But don’t neglect small businesses and local gathering places, either.

While you are exploring, pay special attention to everything that might interest you. By finding new things to do, new places to enjoy, you will be feeling like a local in no time! If you want to take a shortcut, however, you can ask one of the international moving companies Idaho has to offer for recommendations on the places to visit first. Find a company that has extensive experience in the country you will be relocating to and they might become your greatest asset when it comes to exploration.

Step 5: Discover new food

While you may want to stick to the food you normally eat for the first couple of days, you will want to make an effort to try out new things. Food is culture, after all, and is one of the best ways to learn the “lay of the land”. Try to eat like the locals do, see what kind of ingredients are prevalent. You might want to combine what you already like with new ingredients and create masterpieces on your own! Provided you’re into cooking, of course.

Adapt to living abroad step 6 – Socialize!

Now, this is the hard part. Socializing is difficult for most people, even under the best circumstances. When you relocate to a new country, it gets even harder. However, this is the most important part of the adaptation process. People are what makes a location into a home, after all. Start with your neighbors, you have the perfect “icebreaker”, after all. You’re new, after all, and could use some help. And from there, it gets easier. Don’t be afraid to strike a conversation at a coffee shop or in a park, either. Yes, it might be scary but it is more than worth it.

two people holding a wine glass each
The best way to adapt to living abroad is to socialize!

Step 7: Creating goals

The last step is to create some goals for yourself. To truly adapt to living abroad, you will want to create some achievements. For example, you may want to set a goal of becoming fluent in the native language. Or meet 10 new people. Or find a job that you like. Anything that you set as an achievable and distinct goal will keep your mind on the right track. It will give you purpose, and it will give you clarity.

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