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  

The importance of asking for a moving quote

If you are planning to move locally or long-distance, you are probably looking for a moving company that will be your moving ally. This is a smart decision to make because relocation can be challenging, so you should seek help from professional movers, such as Peasley Moving & Storage. No matter which mover you choose in the end, you must spend some time searching for the most affordable one. Therefore, asking for a moving quote is a must before you sign to hire a professional moving company. So, let’s discuss why it is important to get several moving quotes. 

How to get a moving company estimate

In order to get a moving quote, you need to start looking for the best movers Boise area has. Be aware that some moving companies have different quote processes. There are moving companies that will give you an online estimate. After that, they will schedule an in-person follow-up where they will check your belongings and provide you with a more accurate quote. Some moving providers will not check in-person your belongings, but be aware that you will get a more accurate quote from the ones that have come to see your place.

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Asking for a moving estimate is the first thing you should do once you decide to relocate.

To make sure you have chosen the right moving company, our advice is to ask for at least three moving quotes. Three moving quotes should be enough to give you some perspective on the prices. Once you have the prices you will be able to spot potential red flags, like a price that is much higher or lower than the one that the competition offers.

Types of moving quotes

When you start asking for a moving quote, you will probably hear some unknown terms regarding the estimates. Therefore, you must be familiar with the terms and understand which type of moving quotes a moving company provides. You will encounter three types of moving estimates:

  • Nonbinding moving estimate – Nonbinding moving estimate is a type of document where the mover provides you with his guess of your moving expenses. This means that the actual bill can be different and run much higher than the estimate. At the time of the delivery, your mover can charge you up to 110% of the written quote.
  • Binding moving estimate – In case your moving providers give you a binding moving quote then the moving company is obliged to charge you the written price as long as nothing changes. If on a moving day, you relocate only the items listed on the inventory list and located at inventory storage Boise, then your final moving price won’t be different from the binding estimate.
  • Binding-not-to-exceed moving estimate – This kind of estimate is the same as a binding estimate, except that there is a chance that you can pay less than the written cost in case your belongings weigh less than that is estimated.
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You need to get familiar with the types of moving estimates in order to make the right decision.

The importance of asking for a moving quote

If you want to secure a good deal and be sure you have the best moving company while moving to Idaho, you need to obtain moving quotes. There are plenty of reasons why it is important to seek moving estimates for your moving adventure: 

1. Discover your average moving cost

If you gather plenty of moving quotes, this will help you discover the fairest price in the moving business. Also, you will better understand your moving cost and find out what is your median move price for your type of relocation. Notice that the move cost is calculated based on move distance, additional moving service, etc. If you get a higher price, this may indicate that the movers are professional, experienced, and have highly improved moving equipment. On the other hand, if you get a low price, you need to investigate and discover why.  Maybe the moving company is new and trying to get more business.

2. Avoid moving scams

As we said before, by asking for moving estimates you will be prepared for the possible cost and you can compare the moving companies. This will also keep you away from moving scams, too. Once you know the median price of your move you will easily detect moving frauds. If the price is too good to be true, you will know that something is wrong with that moving company. Some dishonest moving companies will try to draw the customers with a low price and then add charges on additional services. Thus, the final cost will be significantly higher and the customer will need to pay much more than the estimated price.

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When asking for a moving quote, be sure to detect moving scams and avoid troubles.

3.  Be able to plan a moving budget

In order to plan your relocation properly, you will need to plan your moving budget and costs. So, to be able to plan your moving budget you must obtain moving quotes. Once you get several moving quotes from different moving companies, you can compare them and find out the cost of your move. However, you must remember that your moving budget does not depend only on your moving cost. Remember that you will still need to pay for extra insurance, packing materials, emergency costs, and post-moving expenses.

Asking for a moving quote is the first step you should take when you want to hire a moving company. Make sure you know what kind of moving estimate a moving company is providing you with to avoid misunderstandings.  Comparing multiple moving quotes will help you find a reliable, efficient, and affordable mover. You will be able to plan your budget and avoid moving scams as a plus.

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