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 prepare your child for relocation

Relocations can be extremely stressful endeavors for most adults. For children, it might get even worse. The main issue is that children do not feel that they have any choice in the matter and they often feel powerless. It is your responsibility as a parent to prepare your child for relocation. While you may have your hands full with searching for Boise moving and storage solutions, you will want to devote enough time to your kids, as well. But you need to know what to do, as well. This article aims to teach you how to prepare your kid for the relocation process.

How to prepare your child for relocation in 7 steps

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You want to start talking about relocation as soon as possible.

While every child is undoubtedly different and may require a specific approach, all of the following steps can be applicable to almost every situation:

  1. Acknowledge and honor their grief
  2. Start preparing your child for the move well ahead of the moving date
  3. Allow them to make some of their own choices
  4. Connect your child to their new home even before moving
  5. Create memories
  6. Get them involved in the process
  7. Plan the moving day

As you can see, doing all this can take quite a bit of your time. That is why you may want to start the whole relocation process as soon as possible, find good local movers Boise to help you out, and start working on the above steps. Now, let’s see about them in a bit more detail.

A child’s grief is very important

The fact of the matter is that leaving one’s home for another is a loss. People usually identify with their homes and have a really hard time leaving them. This is further emphasized in children. They go through several stages of grief, and it is important to recognize them all and deal with them accordingly.

Here are the stages of grief your child will most likely go through:

  • Denial. Just let it pass, it will soon go away.
  • Anger. Steady your nerves, this stage is very trying.
  • Bargaining. Try to stay calm and listen to the child’s pleas while keeping a firm stance. Do not simply say “You’re coming. End of discussion.”
  • Depression. This is the most trying stage, as you will be bereft of energy. Console your kid but keep a firm look toward the future.
  • Acceptance. The recognition that a new life chapter is coming. Try to be as positive about it as possible.

Make some preparations in advance

Once you realize that relocation is necessary, you should let your kids know immediately. You want to include them in the relocation talks as soon as possible, after all. You may want to share the reasons for the move with your kid. That might be able to make your child process the decision more easily, as well as teach them about evaluating pros and cons.

After that, you will want to be completely honest with your child. While there’s always a place for some subterfuge, it can easily backfire. Kids prefer dealing with honesty and might become extremely annoyed if they “sniff out” your schemes.

Try to prepare as much as you can before the moving day. Make some printouts about when you will visit your new home, when is the time to pack, where you will be staying during the transition period, that kind of thing. The more you prepare, the easier the process is going to be.

A good way to prepare your child for relocation – allow them a degree of freedom

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Allow your kid to make their own choices, as much as possible.

While you can do nothing about your kid feeling powerless about the relocation itself, what you can do is allow them some freedom of choice. For example, you may allow them to choose which toys to keep while you are showing your home to potential buyers. You may also allow them to choose which moving boxes Boise will be used to pack their belongings. Or let them pick a name for your new house, choose the bedroom color, things like that. The more choices you allow them, the better they will feel.

Make connections before you relocate

Don’t wait until you finish with the relocation process to start making connections. Even if you are not in a position to visit your new home and start making “real” connections, there is a lot that you can do. Conduct an online search for places with fun family activities, see if they have a virtual field trip. What you want to do is create positive anticipation in your children. The more fun things you discover, the easier it is going to be.

Create memories of your old home to prepare your child for relocation

woman and two kids looking at a tablet
Memories of your old home are invaluable.

Memories are very important. You need to help your kids create memories of your old home, memories that can be taken to the new location. While you may think that this will make it harder to emotionally detach from your home before moving, it is quite the opposite. These memories will help both you and your children get closure before you relocate. Create a fun photo album, make a list of the top ten things you love about your old home, make a video! It will help you transition to your new place and still have the old one close to your heart.

Involve your child in the relocation process

Kids of all ages love to be organizing stuff. That is why you may want to involve them directly in the relocation process and channel their energy into something constructive. Let them find fun and exciting ways to organize a relocation, come up with crazy ideas, and the like. Most of the time, they will have amazing ideas that will make the whole process a lot more fun!

How to plan the moving day

The moving day planning is very important. You will want to make a few notable decisions, such as whether your kids should be there when the movers arrive. This has no universal answer and you will need to decide that on your own. As for some of the other considerations on how to prepare your child for relocation and moving day, you may want to consider a babysitter or a friend to help you out with younger children. And if your kids will be there with you, find something they can do, like manning a checklist, help with cleaning, etc.

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