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 avoid moving day injuries

Relocation can be an exciting journey. You’re moving to a new home, settling in, making new friends, getting to know a new neighborhood (or city or even state), starting a new job… The excitement of a new and better life makes all the stress of moving worth it. But there are times when the days and weeks after the move are not quite that pleasant. Specifically, when you injure yourself while moving. And moving day is especially risky as there are so many things to do. Of course, with the help of Idaho movers, it’ll be easier to avoid moving day injuries. But there are also other things you can do to ensure a safe and pleasant end to your move.

You can avoid moving day injuries by becoming aware of the risks

Moving is stressful enough when you’re healthy. So imagine how much worse it’ll be if you’re injured! We all want to avoid that. And while it’s not possible to predict absolutely every situation in which you might risk an injury, it is certainly possible (and desirable) to consider where the risks lie so you can try to avoid them. And these situations are not unique to moving. Putting your antiques in temperature-controlled storage Boise or moving furniture around for a remodeling project or replacing large appliances can all put you in a similar situation as moving. So think in advance about the situations that might cause you to harm and plan for ways to avoid them.

Person massaging their neck to avoid moving day injuries.
If you’re aware of the risks, it’ll be easier to avoid them.

Most common ways to injure yourself on moving day

Moving injuries are, unfortunately, not that uncommon. Especially when you are moving on your own, there are many ways to injure yourself:

  • improper lifting techniques can leave you with pulled muscles or back injuries (which can be very serious)
  • dressing inappropriately can cause all sorts of problems from tripping and falling to overheating on a summer day filled with physical activity
  • not eating healthy, not resting, and pushing yourself too hard can all cause you to overexert yourself easily and leave you with sore muscles and low energy
  • a lack of planning could have you carrying things for longer than necessary, tripping over stuff, and overall just making moving harder on yourself than necessary which will lead to stress as well as potential physical issues

The best ways to avoid moving day injuries

When it comes to your health, it is always better to prevent than to treat. So you should do whatever you can to make moving day as safe and easy as possible on yourself.

Get the help you need and don’t rush

Moving day will be far easier if you have help. Whether you plan on relying on local movers Boise or asking friends and family for assistance, make sure you’re not alone in this. There are certain things like furniture and large appliances that you simply cannot move on your own. Trying to do so will almost certainly result in injuries and possibly damage to your property. So ask for help and consider hiring movers because they are really your best option for a smooth and safe move. Finally, wake up as early as you need to in order to give yourself plenty of time to load the moving truck on the day. Rushing will only increase the risk of things going wrong and no time saved is worth serious bodily harm.

A day planner.
Make a good plan and schedule to ensure that your moving day goes smoothly.

Pack smart

By the time moving day rolls around, you’ll want to have already finished packing. But that just means you’ll need to think in advance about your safety on moving day. One option is to have professional packers handle the packing – they’ll know how to pack in a way that’s safe for both you and your belongings. But if you’re packing by yourself, keep this in mind:

  • don’t fill large boxes with heavy things
  • don’t overfill boxes
  • keep the weight of all boxes at a manageable level (usually up to 50lbs)
  • reinforce boxes with tape so they don’t fall apart while you’re carrying them

Disassemble furniture

Furniture is one of the hardest things to move because it’s big, bulky, irregularly shaped, and often very heavy. Disassembling furniture makes it easier to handle so get your tools out! Just make sure to keep all the nuts and bolts secure so you can reassemble everything later.

Learn the proper lifting techniques and use the right tools

By far the easiest way to injure yourself on moving day is to try and lift something heavy the wrong way. For one, you should avoid lifting at all if you can. Try pushing or dragging large and heavy things instead. This will be easier if you use tools like moving dollies, moving straps, and furniture sliders which make it easier to move heavy items. For another, you should learn the right way to lift things using your legs and relieving the stress on your back.

Dress appropriately

It may seem silly to think about a moving day outfit. But this is an important step. You should wear something comfortable that won’t restrict your movement but will be relatively form-fitting so it doesn’t catch on things and trip you up. Make sure your shoes cover your toes too. Always choose natural, breathable materials, especially if you’re moving in the summer.

Clothes on a bed.
Plan your outfit for moving day in advance.

Plan your routes and clear the path

Movers charge extra for difficult relocations that include a lot of tight corners and stairs. There are good reasons for this – try maneuvering a couch around a tight corner and you’ll see for yourself. Sometimes, these types of architectural obstacles are unavoidable. But sometimes, a good route through the house can make a big difference. So look over your house plans and try to find the easiest, shortest, and most straightforward ways out of the door. Then, make sure to clear the path of boxes. This will make it easier to carry things through the house safely.

Take regular care of your health and you won’t have to worry

How well you handle the physical and mental stress of moving will depend in large part on your general health. So a good way to avoid moving day injuries is to prepare your body for the work. If you don’t already have a workout routine, consider getting into one in the weeks leading up to the relocation. Include lifting and endurance exercises in it. Even more importantly, make sure to eat healthy and get plenty of rest. While this may not seem like a priority when moving, it can make a huge difference to your health, give you more energy, and even lower your stress levels.

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