Enlisting friends to help with your move is a cost-conscious way to get into your new place. Because most people have moved at some point in their lives, they may be willing to help if you can’t afford professional services.
That said, moving is nobody’s favorite activity, so make it a point to show your appreciation for your friends’ generous assistance.
Follow these simple tips to make sure you (and your friends) have a smooth move:
Give and Receive
Only ask friends to help with your move if you would be (and will be) willing to return the favor when they need help.
Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute
Give as much advance notice as possible of your upcoming move, and set a firm date with your friends so they will available for you.
Consider Their Time
Don’t waste anyone’s time. Your friends shouldn’t have to wait around while you finish packing or deal with moving logistics. Schedule them to arrive right before or during the loading/unloading and let them go immediately after.
Show Your Gratitude
Be grateful! Moving is hard labor and your friends need to feel that you appreciate their time and effort.
Buy breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. Make sure they have beverages and snacks at the ready. Pizza and beer is a popular option, but any type of quick takeout or delivery will work. When the day is done, you want your friends to be able to relax, eat and recharge without needing to cook or clean up and go out to a restaurant.
This article provided by moving.com
Dircks is full service moving company in Phoenix, AZ and agent for Mayflower.