How to help someone who is moving

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Bottomline it’s stressful. And without the help of professional movers from a moving company, it’s normal for the person moving to need as much help as possible. However, when someone asks you for help, it does not necessarily mean lifting heavy boxes up and down flights of stairs.

There are many other ways you can lend a helping hand. You just need to assess what kind of help the person needs.

Method 1: Help Prepare for the Move

Before the day of the move, you can help. These are some tips from High Stream Moving company:

  • Study the plan. Talk to the person and try to understand their moving plan. Ask them questions such as; the distance they are going, if they are using movers or volunteers, etc. also, check the load of what they will move with.
  • Ask how you might help. It is good to be on the same page with the person doing the move. Don’t plan to load the vehicle when the person expects you to show up early and help pack.
  • Offer to help with something you excel in. You can not offer to help carry down heavy boxes when you are not strong enough to move even the smallest of them.
  • Offer to help with packing. Packing can be overwhelming without the help of a packing service company. So, If you are not available to help on the day, offer to help the person to get packed and organized.
  • Offer to take care of the extra stuff. If the person moving wants to sell some stuff before moving, offer to organize a yard sale.
  • Offer to clean the new place. If it’s a local moving (also long-distance moving, if possible), offer to get to the new home beforehand and clean before the movers arrive.

Method 2: Help During the Move

  • Come early and help move and load the boxes into the vehicle. This is especially useful if the person moving is not using a full-service moving company.
  • Bring refreshments. If you are not going to help with the moving physically, then help feed the moving crew.
  • Help drive the truck. If the moving person is renting a vehicle to self-drive from a moving service company, go pick the vehicle and help drive it to the destination.
  • Assist in organizing the movers. Move around with the crew and help with directions when asked. For example, you can show the movers furniture placement in the new house.
  • Be available to fetch whatever the crew needs. Avail yourself to run errands, answer phone calls, or organize anything that needs to be organized while the crew is working.

Method 3: Help after the move

  • Offer to help with unpacking. Although you might not provide a full interior decor, you sure can help put books on the shelves or unbox the utensils and put them in the drawers.
  • Prepare or order meals. It will be a while before the person moving can use the kitchen. So cooking meals that can be reheated or throwing together a sandwich could be helpful.
  • Tidy up the old place. The person moving might need the old place tidied up to either put it up for sale or because the landlord requires it before releasing the deposit. Offer to clean the place after the crew leaves.

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