We’ve all been there; your friend needs help with their big move, but your back is killing you. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways for you to assist in the moving process without having to lug boxes upstairs. Here are some ideas for helping a friend move in without heavy lifting.
Buy Them Dinner
The moving process is so stressful that it’s easy to lose track of time and skip a meal or two. However, with a task that strenuous, forgetting to eat can become a problem. If you know your friend is moving, why not stop by with a meal ready for them to enjoy?
Even if you’re unable to drop in yourself, you can order food right to their door (just give them a heads-up, so they aren’t surprised by the doorbell).
Cats are especially temperamental on moving day. All the noise and movement is stressful for our furry friends and, when a person is carrying a cumbersome box, an out-of-place pet can easily suffer from shoe-on-tail pain. Cat-sit for a day or take their dog on a walk to get the pets out of their owner’s hair.
Donate Moving Supplies
There’s nothing more frustrating than running out of boxes or tape in the middle of packing. Save your friends the need to interrupt their already stressful day and donate some extra packing materials they might need. If you’re unsure what they’re lacking, call or text and see what they could use.
Brighten Their New Home
Once your friends are in their new place, picking out a housewarming gift is one of those stressful customary pleasantries. Is it bad form to just put $20 in a card? Did someone else already get them wine? Can anyone have too much wine? Set aside the worries and learn how to select and present the perfect housewarming gift.
Now that you know how to help a friend move in without heavy lifting, you can save the day and help out (no back brace required)!
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