Getting Friends to Help You With Your Move
Does moving seem like an impossibly huge task? Wondering how you’re going to get all that furniture out of your home?
We recommend you call professionals. Barring that, you’ll want to at least ask for help from your friends. Here are a few tips as to how you might get your friends to help you with your move.
Start Planning as Far in Advance as Possible
If you’re getting your friends to help you move, you’re going to need to start planning as early as possible. The more friends you get, the bigger a logistical nightmare it is.
Not only do you have to figure out your own moving schedule — when the landlord wants you out by, when you’re comfortable leaving your job, etc. — you also have to plan around all your friends’ schedules. They’re the ones offering to help you move out of the kindness of their hearts, after all. You can’t make them change their schedule to fit yours.
If your friends are helping you move, you want to make sure everything is organized. In a sense, you have to be the leader of the move. So make sure you’ve listed out the tasks that need to take place. Then dole out the tasks for friends, based on what they would like to do and what they’re good at.
Make sure to clearly label all your boxes, too. If a box needs to be handled carefully, people need to know that just by looking at it!
Make it a Party
On the day of the move, you want to make things as fun for your friends as possible. This means two things: food and music.
There’s a chance you won’t be seeing them as much anymore, so even if you’re occupied with the many tasks involved in the moving process, you still want to make sure to give yourself a proper send-off from the neighborhood.
Still Need Help?
It’s not always easy to get your friends to help with your move. And sometimes, even if you can get their help, you’re going to need professionals who know how to handle the really difficult parts of the moving process (moving a couch down a flight of stairs, for instance).
Looking for professionals? At E-Z Move, we have your best interests in mind. Give us a call at (520) 808-0347.