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How to help friends with their move


A friend in need is a friend indeed, and having to relocate is a need most of us will have multiple times in our lifetimes. Millions of Americans do it each year and yet, it seems to never get quite as smooth as we hope. While there are professional movers that will do a lot in the moving process to make it simple, sometimes we simply don’t have the finances to support additional services that would make the whole process smoother. Furthermore, planning is still in the hands of the clients. Therefore, people still need help when moving, and usually, they ask for that help from their friends. Be it that that they ask for an additional pair of hands when packing or for advice, there is always a way to help friends with their move. If you are the one who has been asked to help, this article is for you. We will teach you all that you need to know about moving and DIY relocation.

Help friends with their move by picking the right mover

So, first and foremost, you want to help your friends get the very best movers Brooklyn. Now, we know. If they are asking for a helping hand, they are, most often than not, doing a DIY relocation. Still, there is some downside to DIY that should be addressed. Having good spirits is not enough for a relocating. Free time and strength of back included. You need to make sure you have the necessary logistical capability (trucks and vehicles) as well as skills with handling the items needed to be relocated without damaging them.

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What matters when choosing the movers?

Furthermore, if you are moving from a difficult spot, for example from the fifth floor with no elevators, you simply need the help of professionals that are ready to handle the move. It could, quite honestly, be cheaper in the long run. Sure, the movers will have their cost, but it will be lower than the possible damage that can (and probably will) occur if you and your friends simply try to do it on your own.

Therefore, help friends with their move by finding a good mover for them. The exact right mover for that particular relocation is hard to say without looking into the specifics of the move, but here are the general beats. First, always entrust the move to reputable, licensed movers. That way you will avoid any potential scams. Furthermore, make sure that you read to reviews and, that way, make sure that the movers are reliable and that they have experience and a good track record. Finally, make sure that you find the mover that fits your friend’s budget. With little discussion, you will probably find the best one!

What kind of relocation are we talking about?

In order to help friends with their move you first need to know what kind of move you are facing. For example, residential and office movers New York has tasks that differ quite a bit. But, let’s talk about more probable scenarios. Your friend in need is probably requiring help with his residential relocation. However, here we encounter a matter of distance. Is it a local relocation or a long-distance one? The distance here is actually measured in the time you will need to get there. The four-hour mark is usually the border set between the local and long-distance relocation. As long as the relocation is of short distance, meaning under 4 hours of travel, it is a local relocation. However, if it is anything more, your friends are facing long-distance relocation.

The second option is a lot more complicated and fairly more expensive. How does cost calculation vary in these two?

  • Volume and weight – If you are moving a long way away, the volume and weight of the items you are loading to the truck are what truly matters. That will be the most important part of the equation, and you should then definitely help friends with their move by helping them downsize. Since long-distance relocations are generally more complicated, be extra involved when picking out long-distance movers New York.
  • Time/Work – Here, you can help quite a lot. Most often than not, friends are called in to help to load and unload the items unto the trucks. If you help with that, the whole process will go quicker and that is exactly what you want.
  • Special/Additional services – The added price can also come in the form of special, aka additional, services that your friend might require. These can sometimes be supplemented by having friends do it with you.

Additional services needed

So, what kind of additional services will you need from residential or commercial movers NYC? Well, the ones that are definitely too complicated for a group of friends are electronics and their installation. For example, heavy sports equipment and tv-s are often simply too complicated to be moved.

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Packing a tv? You will need some help!

On the other hand, furniture can be mover DIY, packing can be done with friends as well. However, that does not mean that you should skip preparation. Be sure to follow instructions on safe packing.

Help with packing, downsizing, storing, and moving

In order to help friends with their move, you should learn how to pack. Packing is a pretty important part of the moving process, and it is necessary for both moving and storing of items, as well as downsizing.


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Don’t let them get overwhelmed

Try to find some free moving supplies on Craiglist or in the local shops. They will often offer cardboard boxes for absolutely free, as they have no need for them. Remember to disassemble furniture and electronics and to pack cushioning materials. Finally, remember that the heaviest of objects go to the bottom of the stack.

In summary

In order to help friends with their move, you should be well prepared and know all that there is to know about moving. Help them hire good movers, calculate the price, and prepare for packing.

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Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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