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.

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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  

Pros and cons of buying a fixer-upper in Idaho

Purchasing a home for yourself is a lot harder (and more expensive) than it used to be. Even if you choose to live in one of the more affordable states, such as Idaho, you may not be able to finance a great home for yourself and your family. Then you hear about an interesting option. Buying a fixer-upper in Idaho. At a glance, this is an idea that does not have any drawbacks. Sure, you will be investing some of your time in fixing the place up but you are getting a home at a bargain price! Then you hire one of the movers Kuna ID has on offer, relocate to your new place, and figure out it is not exactly that simple. There are advantages and disadvantages to this plan, which we are going to detail in this article.

Pros and cons of buying a fixer-upper in Idaho

person using a sealant to repair a window
Be prepared for numerous “small repairs”.

Here’s a small overview of what buying a fixer-upper is all about:

  • Affordability
  • Choose your own fixtures
  • An investment opportunity
  • A ticket for getting into expensive neighborhoods
  • A risky venture

Purchasing a place that you need to spend considerable resources on is an interesting proposition. After all, there are people out there making millions on similar ventures. But what you need to realize is that unless you are a professional, getting the most out of a fixer-upper is really difficult. Before you can hire your local movers Boise to relocate you to your new shiny home, there will be a lot to do. And it might not really “pay off” if you are not careful.


Pro – It will cost you less to purchase a home

The main reason for purchasing a fixer-upper is how affordable it is. You can get a lot more square footage, or get into a better neighborhood, for a fraction of the price. This is the main reason why people choose to purchase one in the first place. Some people even choose to live in such a home, slowly improving it as the years go by. They simply hire one of the Idaho moving companies to bring in their belongings and start living in the fixer-upper “as is”. It’s not exactly ideal, but it is a home on a budget after all. In fact, it might be even more plausible to do it this way instead of going into unnecessary debt. But for the most part, you are going to want (even need) to invest some of your savings to make the place more livable.

This brings us to our first downside.

Con – You may go way over your budget

person counting money for buying a fixer upper in Idaho
You will most likely encounter additional restoration costs.

Estimating how much the repairs will cost is one of the most difficult parts of the process. As you might already be aware, even a small home improvement may prove to be a lot more expensive than initially estimated. Even professionals who fix homes for a living cannot give you an accurate estimate unless they spend a couple of days inside the home. And you are not going to have that option prior to the purchase. That is why you need to prepare yourself for needing to invest much more than you originally estimate. Most homes are like this, actually, but fixer-uppers are even “worse”. They can truly be a bottomless pit when it comes to the amount of money you need to pour in.

Investment opportunity

Not everyone buys fixer-uppers to live in them. They are actually quite good investment opportunities, depending on the location of the home. In some neighborhoods, getting a fixer-upper “back on its feet” can net you a considerable monetary gain. The following pros and cons, however, are applicable to both investments and buying a home for yourself.

Pro – You choose where the money goes

The fact of the matter is that you are going to remodel more or less the entire home. This means that you have the opportunity to choose the fixtures and the rooms that you want to really spruce up. Want a luxury bathroom? Not a problem, just invest more resources into it. In an already established home, customizations are usually not cost-effective. But fixer-uppers are more of a blank canvas than anything else. You decide where to spend your money, and how you want your home to look like when it’s finished.

Pro – Home value gets significantly increased

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One of the best things about fixing a home is that its value will significantly increase.

Needless to say, the price of a refurbished fixer-upper is going to be much greater than it was initially. This is what makes these homes such a profitable investment in most cases. However, what you need to realize is that sometimes the cost of repair can be a lot higher than the difference in the initial and repaired price. That is why you may want to try and minimize the costs of repair. For example, utilizing portable self-storage solutions to assist you in the process can be a very cost-effective option. It will allow you easy access to all the necessary tools and equipment, right next to your property. There are some limitations (i.e. length of stay on your property), of course, but it is a great way to get the most out of your storage space.

Con – Financing options

The issue with remodeling homes is that there are no easy ways to finance them. There are options, don’t get us wrong, but none of them are really good. The state of Idaho does not provide you with any tax returns on your credit card interest rates, so financing the remodel with one is a no-go. There are some specialized loan deals that you can take advantage of but none of them will provide you with great interest rates when buying a fixer-upper in Idaho, either.

The main problem is that you simply don’t know how much money you are going to need for the complete remodel. It can fall within your expectations but chances are that you will spend way more than what you initially thought. And this can be a veritable deathtrap, financially speaking.

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