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  

What are the risks of hiring amateur movers

It is a known fact that the best way to have a successful move is by hiring a reliable moving company. The best moving companies Boise can ensure that you have a fully-assisted and stress-free moving endeavor that you deserve. But the tricky part is finding the top-rated moving companies in your area. And even after you do find them, another problem arises – the financial one. Experienced moving companies usually have steep pricing, which forces many people to turn to amateur movers. If you plan to do so, then you ought to know all the risks of hiring amateur movers, and there are more than a few of them.

A pink piggy bank.
Cheap prices aren’t a good enough reason for you to turn to amateur movers.

We here at Peasley Moving & Storage don’t want to see you harmed in any way. That is why we are more than glad to point out some of the things you need to look out for if you plan to move with an amateur moving company. It doesn’t matter whether you are moving to Idaho, relocating to California, or moving your house down the block – these risks apply to amateur movers across the States.

Know the biggest risks of hiring amateur movers before your next relocation

It goes without saying that we won’t be able to cover all the risks you face when hiring an amateur moving company. We will focus our efforts on the biggest problems that come with an amateur mover. With 130 years of experience, we are more than competent to comment on the subject.

First and foremost, your items might get damaged

Can you think of anything worse than entering your new home, opening up moving boxes, and realizing that not one of your items was spared from damage? This image is something every person fears before the moving day. The good news is that damaged items either during relocation or in a self storage Boise unit are very rare once you hire an experienced moving professional. The bad news is that the damage is much more likely to appear with an amateur moving company.

Of course, not every amateur moving company will damage your items. However, if you wish to minimize all the chances of that happening, it would be best to hire experienced residential movers in your area.

You don’t receive reimbursement with damaged items

This one is closely related to the last entry on our list of reasons why you might want to avoid hiring amateur moving companies. One of the biggest differences between working with experienced movers as opposed to amateur ones is that the former will almost always reimburse the damage should one occur. The same can’t be said for amateur moving companies.

Three books and a camera.
Be it books, a camera, or pieces of furniture, you want to keep all of your items safe.

Some amateur movers don’t offer valuation, which could be potentially bad news for you. Insured movers mean that you will be able to move without a worry in your mind. After all, you will know that you are entitled to reimbursement in extreme situations. Unfortunately, you won’t have that peace of mind with amateur moving companies, so think hard about your choice.

One of the risks of hiring amateur movers is delays

We can’t tell you that your movers are going to be late on purpose, as that’s probably not their intention. But due to their inexperience and the fact that they don’t yet know all the ins and outs of the moving industry, amateur movers could be less than punctual. They could be late to the moving day which would bring with it many additional delays. We know that you want to avoid all possible delays before and during your moving day. That’s why it would be best to look into a reliable and experienced moving company. They might cost a little extra money, but you will end up saving a lot in the long-run. Does the safety of your possessions have a price? If the answer is no, then you know what to do.

You won’t be getting high-quality services

We would never say that it’s impossible to get high-quality services after hiring an amateur moving company. However, the chances of you getting the best bang for your buck are much slimmer than when moving with the help of experienced professionals. A lot of times, it’s not even your moving company’s fault. Amateur moving companies are inexperienced, which means they aren’t yet familiar with the best ways to pack, move, and transport belongings.

A time-cost-quality triangle.
If you want to get the best move at the best price, turn to professionals.

That doesn’t mean that they won’t become amazing residential or commercial movers a few years down the line. It just means that, for now, they are probably not up for the challenge of relocating your belongings. Remember that you are moving in the present and not in the future. So it would be best to make a decision based on the current state of affairs.

Be aware of low-ball moving estimates

Since inexperienced moving companies can’t possibly match the services and reputation of experienced moving professionals, they have to resort to different tactics in order to attract customers. Affordable prices are just one of those tactics. But we find it our duty to warn you about all the dangers of hiring a moving company with low-ball prices. More often than not, those movers turn out to be fraudulent.

To avoid one of the biggest risks of hiring amateur movers, we suggest you completely stay away from low-ball moving estimates. Do the best thing for your family and your upcoming relocation and invest in a quality moving company. A relocation professional with decades of experience and a plethora of positive moving reviews is highly unlikely to provide you with an unsatisfactory move. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for amateur moving companies. So give it a good thought before signing the deal.

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Everyone from the packers to the movers were awesome! They were all very professional and showed up when they were supposed to. would definitely use them again.

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