Let's face it: moving house is a mammoth task. A job shared: Asking friends for help can make your house move far easier than you think.
Whether you're moving from a 1 bedroom flat or a 10 bedroom country mansion, you're always surprised at how much work there is to do and how long it takes. If you try to tackle it alone, you're setting yourself up for a lot of stress and heartache.
The best thing you can do is ask friends and family to help you with your move. The old saying that 'many hands make light work' has never been more true than when applied to a house move. Think of all the jobs you'll have to do:
Throw away junk
Pack your belongings
Safely disconnect washing machine
That's a lot of things to do, and in reality that's only the beginning of a house move. Now, if you have 3 friends helping you out, suddenly your job becomes far easier. You can concetrate on throwing away junk, two can pack the things you want to keep, and the third can pack your electrical equipment for you to ensure it gets to your new house in one piece.
Suddenly your workload seems far easier, and of course it's not only about the help - it's also about the company! When you're alone you feel overwhelmed and powerless, but with friends around you can laugh, have fun and generally make moving house an exciting rather than distressing event.
Just to get you started, here are a few tips for a successful house move with your friends:
Ask friends with useful skills for help. A handyman will be able to disconnect washing machines, take down light fittings and other assorted tasks.
Provide refreshments and drinks. Nothing keeps people going more than sustenance. One evening, order a takeaway for everyone. They'll love it.
Offer accommodation if you're working late into the night and starting early. This will make the task far easier for them.
After your house move is complete, buy little gifts to remind everyone you appreciate their efforts.
Good luck with your house move - don't forget to get a cost-effective removals quote before you move - you could end up saving hundreds of pounds!