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 pack clothes for moving

If you are getting ready to move any time soon, then we are sure you have many preoccupations on your mind. You are thinking about hiring movers, gathering the highest-quality moving boxes Boise has to offer, and informing everyone about your move. At the same time, you are constantly thinking about the best way to pack clothes for moving. Well, we don’t want you to think about it and worry any longer. Instead, we’ll bring you a step-by-step guide on how to pack up your clothing and be ready on the day of your move.

Purge your closet before you pack clothes for moving

You knew this one was coming, didn’t you? It only makes sense to go through your clothes and throw away all of those items that no longer fit you. And the more you decide to throw away, the less time you will have to spend on packing. Besides, the fewer items you decide to relocate, the more affordable will door to door shipping international services be. And the same goes for your local move – fewer items equal a reasonably priced move. 

A walk in closet.
We know that you love your closet, but you might not be able to relocate everything inside it.

So don’t be afraid to throw away a third of your closet if that’s what’s necessary. If you are having second thoughts about parting ways with a perfectly good shirt that you can’t fit into anymore, then it doesn’t have to end up in the trash. You can donate your items or have a garage sale, so either be charitable or earn some extra dollars for your relocation. Either way, you’ll be the one profiting.

Gather the necessary supplies

Unlike packing your fragile items or IT equipment, the good thing about packing clothes is the fact that you can use a plethora of different packing supplies. Unless you manage to get your clothes soaking wet or torn apart, nothing bad will happen to your clothing during transport. That being said, there are some containers you can use when it comes to packing your belongings:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Plastic boxes
  • Specialized wardrobe boxes
  • Suitcases
  • Trash bags

We definitely suggest that you get at least a couple of hanging wardrobe boxes, as well as cardboard boxes. If you have any pieces that are more expensive and special than others, then you’ll want to give them the loving they deserve. And when it comes to T-shirts and pants, you can neatly fold them in suitcases or even trash bags. We here at Peasley Moving & Storage Boise have seen it be done numerous times, and it never fails.

Wash and dry your items

Thoroughly washing all of your items at the moment when you are swamped with moving tasks definitely isn’t something you will want to do. But it’s what needs to be done before packing your wardrobe for relocation. If you pack your clean clothes with those that could use a wash, you will only end up with a bunch of stinky belongings. It’s also just as important to let all of your items dry completely before putting them inside a box. If you are getting ready for a long-distance residential relocation, that means your clothes might have to spend a longer period of time in the box. And where there’s dampness, there are also mildew problems.

A washing machine.
Wash all of your clothes days before you plan to pack.

Keep items separated for every family member when packing clothes for your move

If you are moving with your family or a significant other, you shouldn’t make one of the most common moving mistakes out there – throwing everything in a box and calling it a day. When packing clothes for relocation, every family member needs to have a separate box that will contain his or her items. That box needs to be sealed shut and labeled so that it will be easy to unpack once you arrive at the new location.

How to pack a cardboard box when packing clothes

We won’t go as far as to say that packing a cardboard box will be an incredibly intricate task – but there’s certainly a right and a wrong way to approach it. For the best results and unprecedented safety of your items, we suggest you follow a couple of easy steps.

  1. Make sure you have a box of the right size and assemble it correctly. Small to medium-sized boxes are generally recommended when it comes to packing clothes, as that prevents overstuffing.
  2. To protect your items from water damage and relocation wear-and-tear, line the inside of the boxes with packing paper.
  3. By using the flat fold method, fold all the clothes you plan to pack and place them in boxes.
  4. As soon as you finish placing the items, cover the top of your clothing with another layer of packing paper.
  5. Tape the boxes and never forget to label them.

Repeat this procedure as many times as necessary and as with many boxes as needed. The best thing about it is that this procedure can be used for local moving, long-distance ones, and interstate relocation. It doesn’t matter how far you are traveling as long as your clothes are clean, dry, and properly folded.

Shirts on hangers to include when getting ready to pack clothes for moving.
Make sure all of your items get the attention they deserve.

Another way to move clothes during a move

Sometimes, you might feel like avoiding all that stress of packing and unpacking your clothes and you could decide to move your items with the dresser. This is a great plan if you are moving by yourself and are certain that you can lift your dresser. But if you have hired movers for the job, it would be best to first check-in with them.  

If they say that they will move your belongings this way, then you don’t have to worry about the best way to pack clothes for moving. But if they say that it can’t be done that way, then simply follow the instructions we just gave you.

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