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How to Recruit the Right Help When You're Ready to Move

Written by Posted On Thursday, 01 June 2017 15:32

Moving day is both an exciting and stressful one. It is exciting because you may finally get to move to the home or apartment of your dreams. However, the thought of spending an entire day loading and unloading trucks may not be as appealing. The good news is that there are plenty of sources of help available to make this your move a little easier.

Your Friends and Family Members May Help Out

The first people who you may want to turn to are your close friends and family members. Those who aren't able or willing to help you move boxes may be able to help out by watching the kids or keeping an eye on your dog for the afternoon. Friends and family members may also be able to help clean your apartment or take other steps to help you get your security deposit back.

Members of Your Church May Volunteer to Assist

If you belong to a church, the people who you worship with may be willing to lend a hand. This may be your best option if you need to get 10 to 20 people at your house on short notice to help with a large or complicated move without having to pay a lot for the manpower.

Hire a Moving Company

Hiring professionals to help with your move may be the best way to ensure that your things get to your new home or apartment without getting damaged. Some companies, like Redondo Van & Storage, know that it may also be the best way to ensure that they get there in a timely manner. Moving companies have the tools and expertise to get those heavy or awkward objects in an out of your home or apartment much faster than you and your friends can.

Your Kids May Be Able to Help

Older children and teenagers are generally mature and strong enough to help with many task related to your move. In fact, you may be able to hire your child's friends to help for just a few dollars an hour. This may be especially beneficial if they are old enough to drive their own car or truck.

If you are planning on moving in the near future, you will need all the help that you can get. Whether you choose to hire a moving company, decide to get your kids involved or ask volunteers for assistance, it is important that you have people who can help complete the transition in a safe and timely manner.

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Rachelle Wilber

Rachelle Wilber is a former real estate agent now turned freelance writer that specializes in home realty, mortgage, and building. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies.

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