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  

The most challenging parts of DIY moving

The Internet era has made much valuable knowledge available to everyone with a stable connection. This has allowed for a wide variety of people to realize that many tasks can be simpler than they seem, allowing them to address certain tasks on their own. DIY projects are becoming more and more popular, and many believe that hiring professionals is more often than not useless. While this might be true for some professions, we have to say that certain jobs can only be left to professionals. Simply put, the challenges of handling something on your own are bound to surprise you. To illustrate this point further, in this article, we will speak of the most challenging parts of DIY moving.

Some of the most challenging parts of DIY moving

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It may seem fun and easy, but it is not until you start handling your relocation that you will understand the most challenging parts of DIY moving.

If you have ever ventured into the process of recreating a YouTube tutorial on your own, you were almost certainly faced with the painful realization that it is not as simple as the people there make it seem. For one, you ought to take into consideration that it is the pros themselves who are showing you how to do something. And, you yourself probably are not a professional in that matter.

After all, you would not be looking for quick YouTube tutorials. This small example is only but an introduction to what we are about to delve into. For a shorter version, know that no amount of theory can substantiate practical knowledge. With that said, countless internet tutorials cannot match the expertise professional Idaho moving companies have.

Time management

Relocations are often described as some of the most stressful periods in a person’s life. Mind you, this is the statistic even when assistance from professional movers is included. This only goes to show the extent of the stress you will be dealing with. Many people tend to envision moving as three packed boxes and a couple of friends helping them load that into the backseat of their car. It only takes a few steps to make this idea the furthest from the truth possible.

When moving your household or office, you will have plenty on your plate to deal with, and then some more. Let us take your home, for example. You won’t only have to find your next residence, sort all the documentation involved with moving, and ensure it is suitable for your life. You will also have to pack your entire inventory, make sure it is safe and secure for the transportation process. In addition, you will have to find a way to transport it all to the moving truck, as you cannot fit your sofa anywhere in your car. Oh, and let’s not forget to bring it all to your new place.

Tasks you will need to make time for

A man under boxes
You will probably find that all the tasks of a DIY relocation have a tendency of feeling overwhelming.

Regardless of how big or small your relocation will be, here are some tasks you will find hard to circumvent if you opt for a DIY move:

  • Finding packing supplies Boise
  • Taking care of the whole packing process (this includes everything you own, from your toothpicks to your refrigerator)
  • Finding the vehicle you will be using for transportation
  • Loading all of your goods onto the moving truck
  • Driving the truck to your new place
  • Unloading everything from the said vehicle
  • Unpacking your goods in a timely manner

Oh, and let us not forget that you will have to find the time to address all of this while you are working and going about your obligations. Of course, it would be of great help to get some days off work. However, moving can take months to finalize, and no boss is that generous. So, when we speak of the most challenging parts of DIY moving, time management would make the top of that list.

The physical efforts

Let us imagine that you have managed to arrange your schedule so that you are able to address all of the aforementioned tasks. Good for you, really. However, making a schedule is only but a part of the move. The heaviest thing you will have to lift there is your pen when making the list. When it comes to the moving itself, you will have much more weight to deal with. Moving the box containing your pillows will not pose much of a challenge.

However, getting that couch through the door frame and down the stairs will take its toll on your body. Of course, unless you are a strongman, no one expects you to really do this all on your own. And even if you are a professional lifter, doing a deadlift is miles away from getting a refrigerator through the main entrance. You will certainly have friends helping you out. But even with them, you will have to know just how to lift, navigate and load in order to leave the piece in its initial condition. Not to mention that you will have to mind your health as well.

Two people carrying a box
Carrying heavy boxes is only one part of a DIY move.

While this part of your relocation will not take much of your time, it can put you at a great hazard of getting injured. This is one of the biggest reasons why you really need to consider hiring professionals to take care of your move. Even if it’s just for the transportation process, we urge you to leave it to the people who have experience.

Some extra challenges you can expect

One of the great benefits of having a professional moving company at your side is peace of mind. With true experts of the craft at your side, you won’t have to worry at all. This includes even unpredictable instances. For example, if you are not able to move in right away, professional movers will be ready to step in with options that include temperature controlled storage Boise. This means that you won’t have to worry about the safety of your goods until you are ready to move in. It is the little things that matter. And, with a moving company at your side, you will not have to worry about big nor small. Professionals allow you to set the most challenging parts of DIY moving aside, and focus only on the good things that are about to come.

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