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  

Tips for handling large items when moving

As a rule, moving involves a lot of heavy lifting. Still, some items demand more effort just to get them onto the moving truck. Furniture and appliances immediately pop to mind. However, they aren’t the only ones. Art pieces, pianos, pool tables – all of them fall into this category. Items that are heavy, bulky, or both can pose a real challenge, especially if you’re intent on handling them DIY-style. Fortunately, though, handling large items when moving isn’t as difficult as people make it out to be. And, that’s why we’re here today. Here are a few tips from some of the best movers Boise area to help you overcome and endure this process. So, let’s jump right in.

A little help goes a long way

A group of friends fist bumping each other.
Handling large items when moving is easy when you have a good team.

Large items are nearly impossible to handle on your own. And, even if you can – why risk it? To this end, using professional and reliable freight shipping Boise solutions is your best choice. Professional movers have the skills, experience, and equipment to make the whole process a breeze. However, if this isn’t an option for you, consider turning to family and friends for help. Having someone to help you will not only make the whole process faster but safer and more fun, too.

Measure twice and cut once

A large bookshelf
Some household items are impossible to move unless disassembled and emptied.

One of the biggest issues people encounter while handling large items when moving is their lower-than-low maneuverability. Interestingly enough, most people also forget about this minuscule detail up until they actually start maneuvering. And then, a whole world of problems ensues.

So, the first order of business: make sure you’re not one of these people. The best way to do this is with a simple tape measure.

  1. Grab the dimensions of each item;
  2. Measure the height and width of doors, windows, and staircases. Or, any other space your furniture needs to fit through.
  3. Compare the two to see if you can “muscle” the furniture through, or if you’ll have to devise another solution.

Granted, this process is a bit tedious. Nevertheless, it will prevent getting stuck and save you a lot of frustration.

Also, it is a good idea to keep track of items you’ve measured. Especially if you’re moving a lot of them. You know – just so you don’t have to do it again on moving day. Colorful sticky notes can be your best friend for this. Instead of writing down dimensions, or memorizing them, slap a note on an item and you’re good to go.

Handling large items when moving will be easier if you make them lighter

By default, large items are heavy, too. Of course, this isn’t a rule but it’s true in most cases. So, your next step is to get rid of that excess weight. In general, you can do this in two ways:

  1. Empty the item, or;
  2. Disassemble it.

Preferably, you want to do both. It will make the items much easier to handle. At the same time, it will drastically reduce the risk of damage to your health, property, and the item itself.

Empty the item

If the item you’re moving is a container of sorts (i.e. piece of furniture with drawers or shelves), you should remove everything from it. Pack the belongings in separate boxes and label them appropriately to make unpacking easier. Next, remove every part of the item that isn’t nailed or glued to it. Pack these parts separately and label them, too, for easier reassembly.

Disassemble the item

Moving individual pieces of an item is much easier than hauling the whole thing. Furthermore, it will save you a lot of space, whether you’re using an overseas shipping container or a simple van. This does require some work and a bit of knowledge. Still, in most cases, disassembling household items is simpler than it seems. So, get your tools and start dismantling.

Can’t dismantle or empty the item? No problem!

A person using dolly to move boxes.
Rent a dolly from your local movers or hardware store to make your life easier.

If you can’t remove flimsy parts of the item (i.e. armoire doors, or desk drawers), you should secure them in place. However, don’t use packing tape for this. It can damage the item, or leave a sticky residue that takes ages to clean. Instead, use artist or painter’s tape. It’s strong enough to hold the pieces in place while being easy to remove without damaging the item.

Don’t lift with your back

Instead, use pro tools to make your life easier. There are several useful equipment and accessories, that will make handling large items when moving smooth and safe. Some of them are:

  • Moving straps (a.k.a “lifting straps”) – these redistribute the weight, and make large and heavy objects easier to handle;
  • Utility or Furniture Dolly – Why carry heavy items all the way, when you can easily push them with either of these;
  • Furniture sliders – makes pushing/pulling large items easier and protects the floors at the same time.

Each one of these tools makes handling large items when moving easier. And, the best thing about them is – you don’t have to buy them! You can rent them for a few bucks from your local hardware store. Some moving companies will even lend them to you for free when you choose their moving or self storage Boise services. So, you’re saving money and your back. A win-win situation, no matter how you look at it!

If ever in doubt – go for the pro’s

Handling large furniture when moving isn’t something you should take lightly. Doing so can lead to damages to your property or item – in the best case. The worst: it can lead to severe injuries. Therefore, if you’re not sure how to handle an item – don’t risk it. Instead, contact your movers and leave the whole process in their capable hands.

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