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  

Packing and moving family heirlooms – do’s and don’ts

Many people become anxious when they need to move fragile and valuable items, such as their family’s heirlooms. We have to say we understand all of you. Mistakes can happen during the move if you are not being careful enough. And, as a result, you might end up with a broken vase your grandmother left you. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way. Relocating from one place to another shouldn’t raise your stress levels. With the help of reliable Idaho moving companies and the tips on packing and moving family heirlooms we have listed in this guide, your move will be swift and simple. So, if you want to find out how to keep your family’s valuables safe and secure during the move, make sure to keep reading.

What are the main challenges of packing and moving family heirlooms to another place?

Stacked family heirlooms
Family heirlooms come with priceless emotions

Almost everyone owns items that have passed from one generation to another. Although some of them are pricey, this isn’t the most important thing about them, the reason why we want to keep them. Family heirlooms are priceless and non-replaceable. They were passed on by our loved ones. The least we can do is do our best to keep them safe and secure while they are in our possession. But how can you do that when you are in the middle of a relocation?

One of many things that make moving family heirlooms challenging is that these items are, in most cases, fragile. They need to be handled with the utmost care to avoid any damage. Because of this and many other reasons, you should consider putting some of the best movers Star ID in charge of your upcoming relocation. Experts will know how to move them from point A to point B without a single problem.

Simple steps for packing and moving family heirlooms problem-free

If you have been reading our blog carefully, then you already know that food shouldn’t be moved, big items need to be disassembled before the relocation, and pianos need to be moved only by professional piano movers Boise. But, what about family heirlooms? Are there any tips and tricks that can make this move simpler? The answer is yes and you can learn about all of them in the following text.

Find the time to plan the entire process

Although packing and moving family heirlooms might seem like an impossible mission, it really isn’t. In fact, there are many similarities between this type of move and the move of fragile items, or antiques. For example, for all of these types of relocations you need a good plan.

Even if you need to move in a hurry, you should still make a last-minute checklist and follow it. You should write down every single task that needs to be handled before the big move. By doing this, it will be much easier for you to stay on the right track even if you have a tight deadline. Create a good moving plan and you will be one step closer to moving successfully and problem-free. It is as simple as that.

Prepare your family’s heirloom for packing

Person packing and moving family heirlooms
Identify weak spots on the items you want to move and double wrap them

No matter what item you want to move or store, it is important to prepare them for this process. You can’t just throw them in a box and hope nothing will get damaged. Instead of doing this, consider going through the following steps.

  • Make sure all of your heirlooms are clean. Wipe off the dust, clean your silver, and old textiles. All of your belongings need to be clean before you place them in boxes.
  • Create an inventory list. Because family heirlooms are so precious, you should write all of them down. Make an inventory list to see if all of them have arrived at your new address.
  • Take photos of all possessions. In case some of them get damaged during the move, you will want to have a way of proving it. Although we hope nothing will happen with your belongings, you want to be prepared for any scenario.

Implement certain packing rules to ensure a safe move

Old family photos
With the right packing rules, you can move family valuables with ease

Do you want to move with nor problems along the way? If so, you will need to follow some of the best rules for packing and moving family heirloom. Don’t worry, you don’t have to look for them. Right here, we are going to list all packing rules you need to implement.

  • Use high-quality boxes. Try to find the best packing supplies for your family heirlooms. Only in they can keep your belongings safe and secure.
  • Cushion your boxes. If there are empty spaces in your boxes, fill them with foam peanuts or crumpled packing paper. This will prevent your item from shifting around.
  • Label boxes that contain fragile items. In most cases, family heirlooms are very delicate. You should label the boxes that contain them and let others know they need to be handled with extra care.
  • Be careful when stacking boxes. To avoid crushing contents, make sure to stack only lighter boxes on top of the heavy ones. Doing this is a must.
  • Keep the most valuable items with you. Did your grandmother leave you her wedding ring? Or maybe you have a valuable neckless that belonged to your great grandmother? In case you own items like those, keep them next to you. Don’t pack them with your other stuff.

When in doubt, let experts pack and move your family’s heirlooms

As you can see, packing and moving family heirlooms isn’t an impossible mission. But, if you think you won’t be able to handle this task on your own, we will gladly help you out. Simply determine the number of movers you need, give us a call and relax while we take care of everything. With Peasley Moving and Storage, any move can be simple and enjoyable.

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