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 recognize fraudulent movers?

Moving is a complicated, intricate, and time-consuming process. The good news is that you can find a way around all the complexity that surrounds the moving process. If you are wondering what you have to do, we could tell you that all you have to do is hire reputable Idaho movers – but we know that’s easier said than done. Lately, a lot of fraudulent activities have become a sort of an integral part of the moving industry. With all those moving scams and frauds lurking around the corner, it could be hard to fully trust a moving company. But don’t worry – our job will be to show you how to recognize fraudulent movers. And your job will be to remember these tactics the next time you are searching for movers.

How to recognize fraudulent movers in five simple steps

If you make it from step one to step five without ticking off any imaginary yes boxes, then you have most likely found a reliable moving company. But we will tell you that even one of these red flags should be enough for you to reconsider your options and find a company in whose credibility you won’t doubt. Or at least do some further research.

A checklist.
Have you opted for a reputable moving company? Let’s find out!

1. Fraudulent movers usually offer low-ball prices

Let’s say you are trying to find movers Star ID and have typed the term in Google. You see many companies popping up, you visit their websites, and request moving estimates. You are looking at the results, and you see a couple of companies with similar pricing and one that appears to be much cheaper. As much as you are trying to have a budget-friendly relocation, we strongly suggest that you stay away from the company with a low-ball offer. These are the companies that almost always turn out to be fraudulent.

Fraudulent movers have no intention of delivering your belongings or ensuring they arrive safely to your new home. That’s why their price is so cheap – sometimes, they don’t plan to see you ever again.

2. A large deposit is a big red flag

We are not saying that your movers won’t ask for a deposit. A reasonable deposit is a staple of many businesses and the same applies to the moving industry. However, the focus here is on the word reasonable. You should never pay a deposit that seems large. How will you know where the limit is? Well, paying 10% of the estimate in advance is completely okay – but paying 50% upfront isn’t.

Fraudulent movers profit if you are tied to them – and you can rest assured that you will feel tied once you invest such a large sum. So even once you start noticing additional red flags, you won’t be able to back out. Do you now see why it’s so important to recognize fraudulent movers in time?

Three stacks of coins.
Have you been asked for a big deposit? We suggest you reconsider your options.

3. If you spot a contract with blank spaces, you have spotted fraudulent movers

Are you getting ready to sign a contract with residential movers? Then take a good look at the contract. Does it contain all the necessary pieces of information? If it does, good for you – feel free to put your signature on the dotted line. But in case you see any blank spaces, we suggest you refrain from signing the contract. After all, that’s just the general rule, right? You should never sign a contract without knowing exactly what you are agreeing to.

So what could come out as a result of a blank moving contract? For starters, you could face extra fees and you would have no way of proving they weren’t part of the original estimate. And that was just one of many things that could happen – so pay attention now before it becomes too late.

4. You can recognize fraudulent movers by over-the-phone estimates

Don’t get us wrong – over-the-phone estimates are a great and quick way for people to get an idea about their upcoming moving costs. There’s nothing wrong with it. However, there is something wrong with movers who refuse to come to your home for an on-site estimate. On-site estimates are a way to get an accurate quote, as well as go through the details of your move. And this goes for both residential and commercial moves – you always need to know how much money to set aside.

A man doing an online research in an effort to recognize fraudulent movers.
Try to schedule an in-person meeting with movers. If they refuse, continue with your research.

In case you are trying to schedule an on-site estimate but your movers keep refusing to meet you, it is our suggestion for you to keep looking for movers. Continue your research for the best moving companies that really want to provide you with quality moving services. They exist – you just have to find them.

5. Professionalism is a sign of a reputable company – and vice versa

Professionalism is a quality you will want to look for in your moving company of choice. The good news is that the lack of professionalism is usually easy to spot – we have no doubt you will be able to do it without any problems. And the thing with fraudulent movers is that they almost always lack that desired professionalism. If you are talking to them on the phone or in-person, pay attention to their tone and choice of words. Reputable movers will always be there to answer all of your questions and provide additional pieces of information. The same can’t be said for fraudulent movers.

We hope you understand how important it is to learn how to recognize fraudulent movers. The unfortunate thing is that there are many less-than-reputable companies. But the good news is that we have given you the tools for recognizing them. So whether you are looking for long-distance, local, or interstate movers, make sure you remember these tools. They will definitely come in handy the next time you find yourself in need of movers.

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Everyone from the packers to the movers were awesome! They were all very professional and showed up when they were supposed to. would definitely use them again.

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