Founded in 1890, Peasley Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. We are taking the current COVID-19 threat very seriously and will promptly adhere to any and all directives from local, state and federal government officials. Peasley Moving & Storage has been categorized as an essential industry business within the current mandate established by Idaho State Governor Brad Little.

As an essential industry business, we will maintain normal operations until such time as either company management determines we must close our offices or we are directed to do so by a governmental authority. We are taking extensive precautionary measures including the adoption of all CDC guidelines and the establishment of our own policies intended to minimize health risks for all customers, employees, contractors, vendors, and community stakeholders. We are proud to be able to support the needs of our customers during this crucial time but are prepared to quickly change course as required.

Stay safe together with Peasley Moving & Storage

The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and there are many uncertainties and factors outside of our control that may, with little or no advance notice, impact our delivery of moving & storage services. Please be aware the current crisis could potentially result in small inconveniences such as a delayed project start time or significant inconveniences such as the complete rescheduling of services.

Although there are many unknowns to be navigated, you can be certain that Peasley Moving & Storage will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs, and our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

Steps Peasley Moving & Storage is Taking:

  • Company-wide Implementation of all precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Office staff and moving crews are being monitored daily for symptoms and/or known exposure by management and asked to go home, contact their healthcare provider, and self-quarantine as directed. Staff members that experience symptoms and/or aware of exposure when not at work have been directed to stay home and notify their supervisor.
  • Office staff and moving crews are receiving daily briefings on precautionary measures and have been directed to follow them on and off the job.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being instructed to maintain appropriate “social distance” of 6 feet minimum between one another, customers, and all other people.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being provided with appropriate hand sanitizer and surface disinfecting supplies. They have been directed to disinfect truck cabs and moving equipment between each move to the best of their ability. These supplies will continue to be replenished as we are able, based on availability from retailers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with work gloves to be worn during the moving process and disinfected both during their work and between customers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with appropriate masks (when available) to be worn during the moving process as circumstances require.
  • Peasley Moving & Storage is limiting visitation to our branch offices. If you wish to purchase moving boxes or supplies, please simply call in your order and we will happily deliver to your vehicle outside.
  • Peasley Moving & Storage is offering Virtual Estimate Appointments! For more information, please visit our Virtual Estimate Appointment page or ask about this terrific option when speaking with one of our professional relocation consultants.

Steps We’re Asking Customers To Take Prior To Our Arrival At Your Residence:

  • Please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
  • 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 residence and office windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and less potential containment of germs.

We are all in this together.  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 or your business will be moving down the street, across the country, or around the world, we are here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century.

~ Peasley Moving & Storage

Self storage qualities to look for

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    More and more, space is becoming a commodity that not everyone has access to at all times. So at some point, you’re likely to face the issue of not having enough room for all your belongings. When that happens, opting for professional Idaho storage solutions can help you find a temporary (if not permanent) way to resolve your problem. But you can’t keep your stuff just anywhere; you want a clean, secure, and spacious storage for your items. In order to do that, you need to know which self storage qualities to look for. That will help you pick the perfect facility and keep your belongings safe.

    The most important self storage qualities to look for

    Each situation that calls for storage is unique. So, what exactly you’re looking for will depend on your specific needs. But there are some things that you simply must have in a self storage facility or it’s not worth the price. Here’s what you should never compromise on:


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    Good security is one of the most important features of quality storage.

    There’s a common misconception that storage is unsafe. People sometimes expect their stored belongings to get stolen when someone breaks in or that they will get destroyed in some freak accident. The truth is that while this can indeed happen when you use storage, it’s more likely to happen if you keep your things in your home. After all, storage facilities are modernized and secure. The key simply lies in finding the right storage where your belongings will be safe. So when you’re considering different storage options, make sure that:

    • only you will have the key to your unit;
    • the storage facility has surveillance;
    • there are security guards at the location.

    You may also have the option to install additional security measures on your own. However, in an ideal situation, you won’t need to.


    Anything you put in storage, especially long-term, is bound to get a little dusty. That’s why you need to use quality packing supplies Boise – to protect your belongings from dirt and elements. But any storage unit that has bigger issues than a bit of dust is not worth your consideration. The problem is not so much the dirt itself as what the dirt attracts. Pests and mold can be serious problems that cause lasting and even irreparable damage to your belongings. So before you sign any contracts, make sure that the storage you’re renting is:

    • clean and hygienic
    • dry and without water damage
    • free of mold
    • free of pests


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    A convenient and easily accessible location is one of the best self storage qualities.

    Renting storage in another city or state is simply impractical. You will, after all, need to get your things into and out of the storage facility. You don’t want to drive for hours to do that. So look from storage somewhere that is convenient for you, Ideally, you’ll want the location to be near your home or at least easily reachable. But ease of access isn’t the only thing you need to think about – location also affects the price. Centrally-located storage units in cities tend to go for higher prices than more remote, suburban locations. If saving money matters to you, then you need to keep this in mind.

    There is, however, another solution. You can opt for portable storage Boise instead. That way, you don’t have to worry about the location – the storage comes to you. It’s a much more flexible and convenient solution than renting a storage unit.


    Storage space isn’t free – it’s an additional monthly expense that you have to fit into your budget. Unless you’re secretly a billionaire, that budget is not unlimited. So it’s important to make sure that the storage rental costs aren’t draining your bank account too much. To ensure this, look for quality storage space within your budget. You may be able to get a good deal if the storage you’re renting is a part of moving services Boise ID: many companies offer discounts when you hire them for multiple services or include a few months of storage in your moving package for free. You must, however, be careful with cheap storage. Extremely low prices can be a red flag. So make sure the rest of the criteria are met as well and don’t just base your decision on price.

    Additional self storage qualities to look for

    Secure, clean, and affordable storage in a convenient location is enough for most people in most cases. But sometimes, you need just a little bit extra. Maybe you’re storing things long term or putting valuable and sensitive items in storage. When that is the case, there are a few more qualities you might want to put on your checklist.


    Outside of regular maintenance, you can usually leave your storage space be. Consequently, most people don’t need to access their storage very frequently. But there are exceptions. If you know that you’ll be coming and going often, putting more things in storage and taking others out, then it’s important to find storage that you can easily visit whenever you need to.

    Climate control

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    The ability to maintain a certain temperature in storage can come in handy.

    Some things can only be safely stored at certain temperatures. This includes antiques, art, leather, and collectible, among other things. If you’re storing something as valuable as that, you’ll need temperature-controlled storage. This allows you to better control the conditions inside storage and tailor them to your needs. Of course, these types of storage will be more expensive. So only choose them when you really need them.

    Sizing options

    Before you rent storage, you should calculate how much space you need. You don’t want to rent too much or too little space. The ideal solution is to have a little more room than your belongings take up (just in case), but not so much that you’re paying for empty space. To give yourself the best chance at renting the perfect amount of storage, you should turn to providers that offer units in multiple sizes. That way, you have plenty of options. However, this shouldn’t be your main focus – you can, after all, rent multiple smaller units as well. It’s always more important to ensure that the storage you’re renting is clean, safe, affordable, and accessible.

    Not all self storage qualities are equally important – prioritize according to your needs

    People rent storage for different reasons. Sometimes, they absolutely must have top-notch security to protect their valuables. Other times, it’s very important to save money. Each situation is unique, including yours. Because of this, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for finding the perfect storage. So when you’re making a list of self storage qualities to look for, choose in accordance with your needs and priorities. That way, you’ll always find the perfect space for your belongings.

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