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 packing antique items for transport

The items you’re moving often hold incredible value, either monetary, emotional, or both. They are what gives your place a familiar warmth and makes it truly feel like home. Therefore, ensuring their safety comes as a top priority, whether you’re moving locally or across the country. But, when it comes to antiques, they raise the bar even higher. Aside from being valuable, they’re often fragile, too. As such, choosing proper and safe methods plays an even more significant role when packing antique items for transport. So, here are some tips to help you ensure maximum safety for your most cherished possessions.

Tip #1: Movers are an invaluable asset when packing antique items for transport

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Take advantage of movers’ expertise to ensure the maximum safety of your antiques.

Skills, knowledge, and experience play the most significant role when packing antique items for transport. However, acquiring said traits is difficult for someone who doesn’t do it every day. At least, not at a level needed for this grand, yet delicate, task. Therefore, relying on professionals comes as the best option. Moving services Boise ID moving companies offer often include expert packing. So, take advantage of them. Yes, they do cost a pretty penny – but not as much as you may think. And, aside from ensuring utmost safety for your antiques, they also save your time, energy, and nerves. A win-win situation, no matter how you look at it.

Tip #2: Use quality packing materials only

It’s no secret that moving, as a whole, can get quite expensive. Therefore, you may try to find ways to cut the costs left and right. And, you should – expect when it comes to packing antique items for transport. This is one task you can’t afford to skimp on. Used boxes and alternative packing materials can save you a few bucks. However, they do not offer a fraction of protection as do quality packing supplies Boise moving companies provide. Just remember the old saying: “everything you save on packing, you’ll spend later on repairs.” And, when it comes to repairing antiques, prices can reach exorbitant amounts. That is if there’s even the possibility to repair them. So, it’s better not to risk it.

Tip #3: Take inventory

If you’re shipping your antiques via freight or moving company, it pays to have an extra layer of security. Now, professionals are conscientious when handling your items, no doubt about that. Even so, accidents can happen, through no fault of theirs or yours. Therefore, having an inventory, that notes the state of your item, can be of immense help if something bad happens. For the best effect, you should add photos to the inventory list, as they’ll act as proof on the off chance you have to file a claim.

Tip #4: Clean your antiques before shipping

Before you even get to packing antique items for transport, be sure to thoroughly clean them. Moving is not a gentle process, to say the least. Your items will shift and move, albeit slightly. And, if there’s residual dust or debris, it can damage them.

A woman cleaning a glass bottle
Clean your antique item before packing it.

That said, do not use cleaning products immediately before packing. Wrapping will seal the item and that excess moisture will have no place to go. Needless to say, wood, paint, or paper do not play well with humidity. Therefore, your best bet is to use a simple soft and dry microfiber cloth to remove dust and debris.

Tip #5: Use adequate packing methods for different items

Every item follows the general rules of packing:

  1. Secure the moving parts;
  2. Wrap the item in the protective layer(s);
  3. Prepare the container by adding padding;
  4. Secure the item inside the container so it can’t move;
  5. Seal and label the container.

This course of action will work, even for the most demanding items. However, specifics differ ever so slightly. Yet, it’s that small difference that makes or breaks the safety. Therefore, it’s imperative to research proper packing methods for each item type, whether you’re shipping them to your new home or using Idaho storage solutions for an extended period. So, let’s go a bit in-depth on every step.

#1: Securing the moving parts

This mostly goes for furniture with drawers or doors. However, the same applies to any item with moving parts. Here, you have two options:

  1. Dissassemble the item. This is the best option. It allows for easier and safer packing and handling of the items. Just make sure not to lose small parts, like screws and handles;
  2. Use wrapping to secure the moving parts. However, do not use plastic wrap (stretch or bubble) as the first layer of protection. Instead, opt for moving blankets, that you’ll secure in place with tape, ropes, or straps. Then, you can proceed to wrap the items.

#2: Protective layers

A woman wrapping an item in kraft paper.
Use quality materials and adequate methods when packing antique items for transport.

Every item needs several protective layers to ensure its safety. These materials range from brown and glassine paper, to stretch and bubble wrap. Combining them ensures the greatest safety for your items. In general, the more protection – the better. But, don’t go overboard. There is such thing as “too much safety” and it’s, actually, counterproductive. So, stick with three or four layers.

#3 and #4: Padding the container

Whether you’re using moving boxes or wooden crates, it’s imperative for the item to:

  • Have ample cushioning on each side, and;
  • Not have any wiggle room.

Packing peanuts, bubble wrap, and crumpled brown paper are all excellent options here. Also, for this, you can use crumpled newsprint, but only when you’ve wrapped and prepped the items properly.

#5: Sealing and labeling

Once you add enough padding on the sides, you can fill the rest of the container with padding. Check to see if the item has any wiggle room. Once it’s completely immobile, you can proceed to seal the container.

Labeling is something you should never ignore. It is, in a way, an extra layer of protection. It relays the necessary info on how to handle it to a person carrying it. So, take your time, and label the top and at least two sides of a container.

Bonus tip – Take it slow

There’s no place for rushing and recklessness when packing antique items for transport. Yes, time is always short when moving and, as such, dictates haste. But, rushing leads to errors, and errors lead to damage to your precious antiques. So, take it slow and easy, remain vigilant, and you will pack your antiques in the best way.

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