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 ultimate guide to moving bulky items

As you start preparing for a relocation, you’ll quickly realize that the big problem isn’t all the little knick-knacks you have lying around the house, however many you’ve collected over time. They might be time-consuming to sort and pack, but they aren’t too difficult to deal with. What you should really be concerned about is moving bulky items. Big, heavy, difficult to carry and maneuver, they will pose quite a challenge. In fact, it may be best to let a moving and storage company ID handle that part of the relocation. If you’re planning a DIY relocation, on the other hand, or want to handle this particular part yourself, it’s important to be careful with this step.

What to worry about when moving bulky items?

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Bulky items are usually very heavy and therefore difficult to move.

Moving big and heavy items is one of the hardest aspects of relocation. One of the main reasons to hire movers Star ID is precisely so you won’t have to worry about this. So what is it about moving big and chunky things that makes them such a nightmare for any relocation? Well, to begin with, bulky items are usually very heavy. You will probably need help lifting them – if you can lift them at all. Sometimes, you will have to pull and drag them instead.

Another thing that will make this difficult is the size and shape of bulky things. A lot of the time, they are very difficult to maneuver. You’ll have to find ways to move them through narrow doors and hallways, around tight corners, and up or down stairs. And if you get it wrong, you might damage either your belongings, your house or yourself. All of this makes moving them quite an ordeal.

A guide to moving bulky items

Whenever you’re planning a relocation or renting storage Idaho and plan on moving some big, heavy, irregularly shaped things, it’s best to let professionals handle the task. Professional movers and packers have the experience and tools to make this task much easier. An added bonus is that you won’t have to worry about it yourself. But if you want to move clunky things yourself, then here’s what you need to do:

Plan ahead

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Draw up a plan of your home to find the easiest route through it.

Planning is half of any complicated task. Once you’ve planned out what you need to do and how exactly, actually making it happen will be significantly easier. Moving is no different. And when it comes to bulky items specifically, planning on how you’re going to pack them, carry them out and load them onto a truck is an important step. You’ll want to pull up the plans for your home or draw some up yourself. Then you need you to find the easiest, most straightforward route out the door.

If at all possible, avoid doors, corners, and stairs. If that’s not possible, then make sure to measure your doors, hallways, and corners. Will your furniture and other bulky things even fit through? If you’re not sure, think of ways to either disassemble your things or maneuver them where the fit is tight.

Take things apart

The best way to make any shipping and transport of bulky items easier is to make them less bulky, less heavy and less awkwardly shaped. In most cases, this is very much possible – you just need to disassemble your belongings. Most pieces of furniture come with assembly and disassembly instructions. If you haven’t kept yours, you can look up instructions online. Finally, you can also always consult furniture movers about it. Just remember to pack and label all parts, including the small nuts and bolts. You do want to put your belongings back together after the move.

Use the right tools

Everything is easier when you have the right tools. So when you’re relocating bulky items, make sure you have the right tools to do so properly. This includes some moving supplies you probably already have around the house:

  • screwdrivers
  • wrenches
  • hammers
  • plastic wrap
  • tape

But you will also need some more tools that are specific to moving, such as:

  • moving dollies to easily push and pull heavy things over flat surfaces
  • moving blankets to pull things around or wrap them
  • furniture sliders that help you move furniture without damaging the floors
  • moving straps that make things easier to lift and carry as well as protecting you from injuries

Learn the right techniques

Person rubbing their neck.
Lifting improperly can cause health issues.

Since most bulky items are also very heavy, they won’t be easy to lift and carry. People who don’t carry heavy things often usually don’t know the right way to do so. So before you start your relocation, make sure to learn the proper ways to lift heavy items. This will make your relocation easier and will also help protect you from injuries.

Get help

There are some things you simply can’t do on your own. Moving certain heavy and bulky belongings is one of those things. So make sure you have all the help you need. Whether you plan on asking friends to help you out on moving day or contacting the movers, do this in time so you can be sure that you will have support on the day of the move. You don’t want to be left alone on moving day trying to lug a heavy couch down several flights of stairs!

Be mindful of injuries when moving bulky items

One of the big concerns with moving bulky items is injuries. Lifting something too heavy, relying heavily on the muscles in your back, pushing and pulling improperly – all these things can lead to some serious and long-lasting injuries. Most commonly, people end up with back injuries. Not only can those be quite painful but they can also affect your life for a long time. So be very careful during the relocation. Avoid injuries by taking good care of yourself, eating well, sleeping and resting plenty, using the right tools and techniques, and getting help when you need it.

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