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  

Items you shouldn’t store in your garage

An average American will, at some point in his/her life, find himself/herself running out of space. Once that happens, you have two options. You can either look for reliable self storage Boise or you can opt for in-home storage solutions. Usually, people find their garage to be the perfect in-home storage area. Your garage most likely has a lot of free space that you aren’t using for everyday life, so you are bound to start using it for storage. That’s why you need to be familiar with a list of items you shouldn’t store in your garage. After all, the last thing you need is to ruin some of your items which could be valuable simply because you didn’t have all the right information.

A couple of items you shouldn’t store in your garage

Don’t be disappointed or worried if you already keep some of these items in your garage. As long as you take them out of your garage and put them in a more suitable space, everything will be fine. But we here at Peasley Moving & Storage advise you do it sooner rather than later.


Your electronics are among the most valuable items you have in your home. That’s why they need to be properly cared for and treated. The tricky thing about electronics is that they don’t do well with weather changes. Extreme weather temperatures can be very damaging for your DVD players, personal computers, and TVs. So if you do have the need to store any such items, it would be best to find a temperature-controlled full-service storage unit in Boise.

Different types of electronics which are items you shouldn't store in your garage.
If you have paid a lot of money for your electronics, then you ought to take good care of them.

Special note: your refrigerator is also one of the items you should never store in a garage. If you don’t have enough space for your fridge inside the home, you shouldn’t keep it in the garage. It will need to work twice as hard to preserve all of your food, resulting in a huge energy bill. That might end up costing you more than it would have if you had rented a storage unit to start with.

Wooden furniture

Simply put, wooden furniture should only be stored inside temperature-controlled storage. If exposed to excess moisture, wood can crack and become damaged. The more time your wooden furniture spends in your garage, the bigger the chances of it rotting. So if you really care about the pieces of furniture you plan to store, we suggest you find a more suitable place to serve as their temporary home.

Photographs and documents

Your photographs and documents might not have immeasurable value in the monetary sense. But they are certainly worth their weight in gold in the emotional sense. Unfortunately, warm and humid temperatures can alter the quality of your photos. If those photos capture some precious memories, then you need to preserve them for eternity. And when it comes to your documents (especially if they are related to your job), you can always place them in inventory storage. If you have some precious or valuable items to store, it’s always better to rent a reliable storage unit. The money you invest in it will pay off through the safety that you get.

Flammable materials

One should never be careless when it comes to flammable materials. All it takes is one wrong move for a horrible accident to happen. Things such as the tanks used for propane grills could easily set your house on fire. Make it your mission to remove all flammable materials that could cause a terrible situation. Bear in mind that you can keep some items that could be considered hazardous in certain situations. Take gasoline as an example – it’s okay to store it in your garage as long as you keep it in the right container.

A row of gas bottles.
Don’t mess around with flammable materials.

Flammable and hazardous materials are also among the things your movers won’t move or pack. That’s why they usually bring more trouble than they are worth.


The garage is the biggest entry point in your house. And people aren’t the only living beings that can enter your house – so can pests and insects. Everybody knows that pests and insects are mostly attracted to food. It is for that reason that you should never store food inside your garage – both perishable and non-perishable. And it is also one of the reasons why no storage company will accept food inside their storage units. Bear in mind that the term food also includes bird seeds and pet food – it’s not like rodents will be picky.


A person working with cans of paint.
Preserve the quality of your paint by placing it in a temperature-controlled environment.

Are you planning to re-paint your house from top to bottom in the future? Have you already bought paint and are just waiting for the right time to immerse yourself in the project? Then you ought to put paint on the list of items you shouldn’t store in your garage. The weather changes can have a detrimental effect on paint’s consistency which will make it unusable. So if you don’t want to waste your money, think about placing your paint in a mini storage unit in Boise. The only important fact to remember here is that paint cans should not be opened prior to being stored away.

Do you currently have some of the items you shouldn’t store in your garage?

If you do, then you know what needs to be done. Take a day or two to go through all the items you currently have in your garage and try to identify which items need to be taken out. Once you assess how many of these items you shouldn’t store in your garage you actually have, you can move on to finding a better home for them. You will be able to find a suitable unit for them, no matter your location.

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