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  

Planning a move as a senior – the do’s and don’ts

Moving presents a challenge, regardless of age. However, seniors, in general, have a harder time acclimating to this big change. Leaving a place where you raised children, laughed and cried, made memories – it is hard. Emotions weigh heavily, and physical limitations sunset years carry do nothing to make it easier. Fortunately, though, not everything is so grim. Wherever you go, memories will follow. A change, although a big one, will certainly improve your life. You’ll be closer to family or to amenities that make living easier. If you decided to downsize, it will mean less maintenance and, therefore, more time for yourself. And, most importantly, with a well-thought-out plan and good organization, even the move won’t be as challenging. So, here are some tips for planning a move as a senior to help you reduce stress and avoid common obstacles.

Start planning a move as a senior well in advance

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Having a checklist on your phone or tablet makes things much easier when you’re planning a move as a senior.

Once you’ve decided to move, the hardest part is out of the way. However, now comes the tedious part: planning and organizing. This is a time-consuming process. Therefore, it’s imperative to start as soon as possible. Ideally, you want to start planning the moment you make a decision. An amazing way to do this is:

  • Draft a basic plan. You don’t have to go into too much detail at first. It’s enough to know how you’ll approach the whole process.
  • Make a moving timeline. Set an approximate time and date of the move, to have a rough image of the schedule.
  • Decide how you’ll approach the problematics. You’ll need ample help if you want to breeze through the relocation.

With basics out of the way, you’ve laid a solid groundwork to build up your moving plan.

Don’t try to keep everything in your head

Moving implies a lot of chores and decisions. Letting any slip your mind can only lead to unnecessary complications. The best way to avoid these is with a simple moving checklist. It is a logical extension of the previous point, and an excellent way to have every detail in front of you, at any given time. The most important thing here is: write down everything. And, we don’t mean only moving-related stuff, but everyday tasks, too. It will help you organize your time efficiently, and use the least amount of effort.

Take time to rest and enjoy yourself

With the undertaking as demanding as moving, you might face the temptation to “cut the cord”. To simply “get it over with” and push for the swiftest resolution possible. This is understandable but, also, wrong. At least partially, that is. Yes, you want your move to be swift – but not rushed. The latter only leads to overexertion and stress, both of which you want to avoid when moving. So, take it slow and easy. Allow yourself time to prepare physically and mentally for the upcoming change. In most cases, taking it slow will, actually, speed up the process. And, not to mention – make it much safer both for you and your belongings.

Don’t try to do everything yourself

As mentioned, moving isn’t something you should attempt on your own. Especially the part that involves heavy lifting. That said, be sure to notify family and friends in advance and ask for their help. It will make the process smoother, less risky, and even fun.

Hire movers…

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A good team of movers makes it almost too easy to relocate.

Your family and friends can help you tackle the move and make it a bit easier. However, if you want ultimate convenience and efficiency, you should hire one of the moving companies Boise offers. Trained professionals with ample experience can make your move virtually effortless. They can help you with every moving task or – they can take the entire process off of your backs. In other words: you’ll handle the move without ever breaking a sweat.

…but don’t do it rushedly

It’s not important only to have movers for your upcoming relocation. It’s important to have the right movers. Here, you’re looking for two things.

First, a company that will offer a good balance of price and quality. This is best done by scheduling on-site estimates and comparing quotes afterward. And, second, you want a company with a set of services and solutions suitable for your situation. In other words, a company that will:

  • Help you plan the move and organize logistics;
  • Pack your belonging and provide necessary packing materials;
  • Offer professional furniture installation services;
  • Do all the heavy lifting;
  • Transport your belongings safely, and without unnecessary delays;
  • Help you unpack upon arrival;
  • Dispose of used packing materials;
  • Help you stage the furniture.

Some companies even offer help with decluttering. This can come in handy if you’re downsizing, or if you want to speed up the whole process even more. This brings us to the next point.

Declutter to make your relocation smoother, faster, and cheaper

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Online markets are the fastest and best way to sell your excess belongings.

This! Decluttering is an amazing way to make your move more efficient – time, energy, and money-wise. Whether you’re using a full set of moving services, or only freight shipping Boise moving companies offer, decluttering will help you:

  • Save time and energy, especially during packing;
  • Reduce the cost of the move. The fewer items you move – the lesser the cost.
  • Strengthen your moving budget. Your unused belongings can give you a good financial boost if you choose to sell them online or through a yard sale.

If there are some leftovers after an online or yard sale, consider donating to local charities. It’s a great way to help someone in need while disposing of excess stuff.

Don’t pack in a rush

After decluttering, packing won’t be as demanding. The main focus here is to take it slow. Belongings you didn’t dispose of are, in most cases, ones that you need for comfortable living, or ones that carry great emotional value. Therefore, you want them as safe as humanly possible. A good approach here is:

  • Take inventory. Similarly to the checklist, it will help you be more efficient and organized;
  • Based on the inventory list, get enough packing materials. Always get a bit more than you think you need.
  • Pack room-by-room. It makes loading, unloading, and unpacking much faster and easier;
  • Start with non-essentials, end with essentials;

Packing is the most tedious and time-consuming moving task. Therefore, be sure to clear your schedule, so you can dedicate yourself to the task at hand.

Planning a move as a senior isn’t as challenging as people make it out to be

At a glance, planning a move as a senior can seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, it’s anything but! When you make the first draft, pieces will start falling into place on their own. After that, it’s only a matter of discipline and persistence. Since you already have a lot of life experience, this won’t be too difficult. And, if you include family, especially younger members, it can also be quite fun!

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