Moving can be quite hard. Many people tend to move and pack on their own, and they don’t ask anybody for help. Who knows why is that. Maybe it is about ego, or maybe it is because of a lack of friends in a particular place. But you shouldn’t move on your own if have someone to help you. As we said, moving is hard, and when one person does it, it can cause a lot of problems. Some of those problems are physical injury, moving stress, lack of time and energy, and so on. So, what are dos and donts of asking friends for help when moving? How should you behave when you’re asking someone for help? This is what we are going to find out. Let’s begin!
Dos of asking friends for help when moving
In this part, we are going to explore what you should do and how you should behave when you are asking your friends for help when you are moving.
Offer them future help
Don’t be selfish. You shouldn’t act like the world revolves around you. It is morally right to offer to help back when you have been helped in the past. When you’ve been helped, you should offer to help back whenever your friend needs something. If you are not able to help, offer him/her some money or some gift in exchange. But don’t be afraid to ask your friends for help, moving on your own is never a viable solution.
Take them out
After you have finished moving, take your friend out for dinner or a drink. It is important to cultivate your friendship. Your friend has helped you a lot, and it is important to pay them back in a symbolic way.
Donts of asking friends for help when moving
In this part, we are going to explore what you shouldn’t and mustn’t do when you are asking your friends for help when you are relocating.
When you are asking friends for help, you have to be considerate. This means that you have to be understanding if they cannot help you, even if you think they are faking it. Also, you shouldn’t boss them around. They are your friends and not your slaves. After all, it is you who is moving and they are not obliged to help you.
Don’t rush them
Moving and packing should be done in advance. It is not ok to ask your friends for help on the same day you are moving. You have to notify them when you are moving if you want their help. If you’re calling them on a day you are moving, there is a high chance that they won’t be able to help you. Also, you should complete some tasks before you call them. So, notify them and have your stuff ready for the relocation before they arrive.