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  

Moving as a student – how to do it on a budget?

A defining chapter of your life is about to begin. It looks challenging, feels daunting, but you know it will be awesome. But before you can jump into student life, there’s only one little thing to take care of – moving. Now, a lot of people will tell you that moving as a student is all about compromises. While there’s truth to that, it doesn’t mean you’ll have to give up on all the things you love and leave them behind. Nor that you’ll have to break your bank to get to your destination. If you organize well and take the advice from some of the best movers in the Boise area, you can cut the costs without cutting corners. That’s exactly what this guide will help you do.

Research, research, research!

A woman with glasses using laptop to find out how to make moving as a student easier.
Finding the right movers is essential when moving as a student. And, it’s an excellent way to start honing your research skills!

If there’s one thing that makes studying productive and (not necessarily) easier, it’s the ability to do thorough research. This is the first step toward a successful relocation, whether you’re moving as a student, for a job, or anything else, really. Therefore, since you’re trying to cut as many costs as possible, it’s best if you take a systematic approach. Here are some things you should focus on.

Find and schedule good movers way in advance

Moving already consists of too many chores. Adding juggling multiple companies to the list only makes it more stressful. Not to mention – more expensive. Here’s a good way to approach the problematics:

  • Research movers in-depth. It’s important to find a well-rounded moving company, that has all the moving services Boise ID you’ll need;
  • Schedule moving date a few months in advance. It ensures you don’t have to look for the movers in a hurry and contend with second-grade companies. Also, you can get a neat little discount if you do this;
  • If possible, move during the off-season. You’ll pay less for the relocation and ensure you have the movers you want.

Audit the budget

Once you’re done researching the movers, you should have a pretty nice list of adequate moving companies. Now, it’s time to draft a budget. Fortunately, movers themselves can help you figure this one out.

For starters, head to moving companies’ websites, and use a free quote calculator. Every moving company has one and, although it’s not super accurate, it’s good enough to get you started. It will give you a rough idea of how much your relocation is going to cost. More importantly, it will help you determine which movers you can afford.

Now, although a quote calculator is an excellent starter, once the relocation gets into the planning phase, you’ll need a more precise number. To get it, call the companies that caught your eye and schedule a virtual online estimate. That way, you’ll have the most accurate quote, all services and expenses included.

  • Pro tip: Don’t forget to ask for promotions and student discounts! More often than not, a moving company will have a neat deal going for you.

Choose the right way to move

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“How” you’ll move depends on “where” you’ll move.

Not every move is the same. Different types of relocations have different requirements and, therefore, demand a specific approach. Therefore, figuring out the right way to move should be high on your priority lists.

For instance, if you’re moving locally, you can get by with renting a van and handling the almost entire move on your own. However, if you’re moving abroad, you’ll need a reliable way to ship your stuff, without paying an arm and a leg. So, shipping container overseas is a much better option, in this instance.

  • Pro Tip: Talk to your movers to find a solution that will fit your needs and your budget. More often than not, they’ll offer good advice that will make your move cheaper and your life easier.

Travel light

When moving as a student, you’re heading off into the unknown. Well, not if you took our advice and did the research. Still, acclimating to the new environment can be daunting. As such, you may feel the need to prepare for anything and everything. Therefore, bringing as much stuff as you can seem like a good idea. This is a wrong way of thinking and, also, one that will skyrocket the price of your relocation. So, before you start packing, think long and hard about what you really need. Not about what you may need. It’s a good idea to make a list, and revise it a few times to make sure you’re not bringing more than necessary.

  • Pro Tip #1: If you have to bring the majority of your belongings with you, consider using portable storage Boise moving companies provide. It’s an affordable way to stay organized and keep your belongings safe, without cluttering your new home.
  • Pro Tip #2: Instead of paying rent while you’re away, it’s a much better option to put your stuff in storage. This is far cheaper and lets you save a lot in the long run.


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You can save quite the sum on packing supplies.

Decluttering is one of the best ways to cut the costs of moving. You’ll get rid of unnecessary belongings and, therefore, lighten the load. Since cargo weight is a critical component of moving costs, the lighter it is, the less you’ll pay.

Packing (with a bit of slacking)

Packing materials can eat up quite a nice chunk out of your moving budget. But, do they have to? Absolutely not! If you don’t mind doing some legwork, you can cut these costs to a minimum:

  • Scout the local shops and stores for used boxes. Bear in mind, though, that you’ll have to reinforce them. So, buying a lot of packing tape is non-negotiable;
  • Find a bunch of old newspapers. Although they aren’t ideal for wrapping, they are excellent for padding;
  • Get heavy-duty plastic trash bags. They are a cheap way to pack clothes and some soft unbreakables. They are still plastic bags though, so don’t overfill them.

Pro Tip: Never ever use alternative packing materials to pack sensitives and breakables. They might look sturdy, but they don’t have the integrity to keep your items safe during transport.

And now, an amazing new chapter of your life can begin

Moving as a student is all about excitement and enthusiasm. A fantastic adventure, that you’ll emerge out of as a better person. And, yes – it will be challenging. You’ll face difficulties, you’ll even struggle from time to time. But, when the day comes to look back upon it, you’ll know it’s was worth it.

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