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 determine the number of movers you need?

So you want to know how to determine the number of movers you need?  The number of required professionals is one of the most important factors that will be determining your relocation cost. So if you want to calculate your moving cost and set your budget you need to know all variables in advance. In the next article, movers Boise will show you how to calculate everything and what you can do to decrease the number of required movers, thus lowering your moving cost.

The number of moving pros you need depends on many aspects

First of all, it is important to understand that there is no magical formula that will help you to precisely determine how big of a moving crew you need.  Every home is different, and the number of people required for the job depends on many factors. First, you need to analyze the size and content of your inventory.  It is not the same when you are moving your personal items and when you are moving a complete home with all the furniture.

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The number of required professionals depend on many factors

Next, you need to consider the length of your move. Long distance movers Boise will use more workforce than local movers. Also, it is not the same when you are moving a ground-level home and an 8th-floor apartment. However, you can take an average home and use it to closely determine how many people your movers in Boise will need to bring in order to ensure a safe and stress-free relocation.  Here are the examples:

  • Smallest 1 bedroom apartments – you will need 2 movers and approximately 4 hours of work
  • 1-2 bedroom apartment – you will need 2-3 movers and approximately 5 hours of work
  • 2-3 bedroom home – you will need 3 movers and approximately 6 hours of work
  • 3-4 bedroom home – you will need 3-4 movers and approximately 8 hours of work
  • 4 and up bedroom home – you will need 4 movers and approximately 10 hours of work

Other factors that affect how many movers you need

As we mentioned above these are just guesses. The number of required professionals cannot be precisely determined this way so what are the other things to consider?

  • How many items you have to relocate?
  • If you plan to declutter, how will you remove your excess items?
  • Will you ask your movers to pack your items or you will do it on your own?
  • Are you planning to disassemble your furniture on your own or you are hiring movers for this?
  • Do you have any exceptionally large and heavy items that only piano movers Boise can move?

The number of required moving experts depends on the amount of your stuff

The number of items you have to move is closely related to the number of moving professionals your residential movers Boise will need to send to your premises. As you probably already know, some people do not own furniture. And they always move to a furnished home. So when they move, they only have a few boxes with clothes, books, and similar personal items. On the other hand, if you are moving to a home of the same size but you own everything inside and you want to move everything with you, you will need a significantly larger moving crew.

several old leather suitcases
How many moving experts you need mostly depends on the number of your items

Declutter to decrease the number of needed movers

One thing that can help you to decrease the number of needed professionals is decluttering. The more items you remove before the move, the fewer movers you will need. However, depending on the scale of your decluttering process you will maybe need to hire a professional junk removal service. So that can diminish the benefits of decluttering. At least when it comes to the money you save on smaller moving crew. If you want to feel the benefits of decluttering, you will need to organize everything on your own.

Pack on your own if you want to hire a smaller moving crew

Packing is probably the most difficult part of the moving process. It is hard for you, as well as your movers. So if you decide to hire a professional packing service, the moving company will probably have to send a few more hands to speed up the process. That is another factor that affects the number of professionals you need.  Of course, if the price of your move is the most important to you, you can avoid this by packing on your own. In that case, be ready to do some physical work.

Hire movers to disassemble your furniture

Another important thing that can affect how many moving pros you will need is your furniture. Or disassembling it, to be exact. Disassembling furniture is a  complicated process that requires not only adequate tools and knowledge but also a pair of helping hands. If you do not have any of that, you will need to hire professionals. Moreover, hiring movers to disassemble your furniture is a good way to avoid damage to your items and injury. So this is something that we certainly recommend.

a man disassembling furniture
Hire movers to disassemble your furniture

You will need help if you have to move a piano or a heavy safe

Besides furniture, which is usually the most difficult to move in one home, some people own items that can create even more problems. Of course, we are talking about pianos, pool tables, hot tubs, heavy safes, and similar items. Not everyone owns one of these items. But if you do, you will have to count on an increased number of required people.

Start your planning today

This is how to determine the number of movers you need. Of course, these are just examples. Compare them to your situation and use this information to calculate your moving cost.

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