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 planning a move during a crisis

Moving is hard enough when everything is working in your favor. One can only imagine how much more challenging it is to move during a financial and/or health crisis, such as the one that has been caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Embarking on a move during these times can be very scary, but that is why you have Peasley Moving & Storage at your disposal. It doesn’t matter whether you are moving to Idaho, relocating to California, or moving around the corner – it will be our pleasure to make planning a move during a crisis as easy as possible. Rely on our tips to get you through these difficult and challenging times – we are more than happy to be of help.

Five essential tips for planning a move during a crisis

The truth is that your upcoming move will significantly differ from any other relocation you might have gone through in the past. And that’s something all professional movers Boise will tell you as soon as you hire them. However, just because it will be more challenging doesn’t mean that it can’t be done. Here are five things to keep in mind if you are striving for a successful and safe relocation during a crisis.

Two persons planning a move during a crisis in a notebook.
Planning a relocation is difficult – but we are here to make it a little bit easier.

1. Give yourself plenty of time

The very first thing you need to do is start planning your move with plenty of time to spare. Every relocation requires a lot of your time and energy, but this is particularly important when moving during a crisis. The reason for this is simple – besides having to take care of regular moving tasks, such as shopping for the best moving boxes Boise and packing your items for relocation, you will also have to handle the extra measures of protection that are a must during the pandemic. 

We can’t tell you how much time is enough to properly plan and execute your move. That depends on many different variables. But what we can tell you is that you can’t go wrong by handling your move two months before the day of the move. That should be enough for you to handle all of your tasks without causing yourself any additional stress.

2. When planning a move during a crisis, it’s all about gathering the right supplies

If you are planning to move during the coronavirus pandemic, then you must know that you are going to need additional supplies. Not only will you have to buy disinfectants and masks for your entire family, but you will also have to ensure your movers have enough of those supplies. Unfortunately, that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the supplies you need to gather for your upcoming move. You are, after all, going through a residential move to/from Boise. And that means you will have to secure plenty of moving and packing materials.

Two surgical masks on a red surface.
Moving is definitely a different ball game in 2020.

One of the best tips we can give you when moving during a crisis is to buy more packing supplies than you think you will need. You can always repurpose some of your cardboard boxes, but you will have to go through the extra hassle if you don’t have enough of them.

3. Donate your items and make it easier on you while helping others

Every crisis is usually accompanied by a financial one for a majority of households. If you were lucky enough not to be financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic, there’s one more reason for helping someone that was. Plus – by donating your unwanted items, you would be doing yourself a favor, as well.

It is a well-known fact that you should declutter your house before moving to a new location. Those items that you decide to leave behind can be donated, sold, or thrown out. So by donating your items, you will pay less for a move as you will have fewer items to transport, and you will manage to save plenty of time that you would otherwise spend on packing. That’s a win-win situation right there.

Be extra mindful of the fact that you will first have to check all pandemic procedures at donation sites. You might not be able to simply show up with your items on the backseat or in the trunk of your car.

4. Plan to have a contactless move

An illustration of social distancing.
Make sure there is a lot of distance between you and the movers.

There is one thing we have been abiding by in the year 2020 – all non-essential contact should be reduced. Even though it will be much harder to have a contactless move than a regular one, there are still many things you could do to make it happen.

  • Have a designated room where you and your family members will wait while the movers are in your home. 
  • Leave all the doors open so your local movers Boise can come in without your help. 
  • Ask for moving quotes online as opposed to scheduling an on-site estimate. 

Finally, don’t forget to wear a mask and wash your hands after every contact with another person. Hand sanitizer is great, but it is not a substitute for hot water and soap.

5. Monitor the situation and make proper adjustments

These times of crisis are very unpredictable. If you are planning a move during a crisis, you need to be ready to adjust to the situation at all times. Be wary of the fact that if you or any of your family members develop any symptoms of COVID-19, you will have to postpone your relocation. After all, the safety of your family and everyone involved in the relocation takes precedence over the day of your move. So, don’t forget to monitor the situation closely and make any necessary adjustments.

  • Be sure to go through our COVID-19 statement, to explore the measures that moving companies take to ensure the safety of you, your family, and your belongings.

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