How to Get Your Friends to Help You Move

How to Get Your Friends to Help You Move

Let’s face it. Sometimes it’s pretty hard to get your friends to do certain favors.  This is especially true when you ask them to help you move.  So, if you aren’t hiring a moving company, you’ll need to get some people to help with the relocation.  We’re here to help you get your friends to help – here’s how.

The Next Round is On You

If you need your friends to help you move, offer to buy the next round of drinks at the next happy hour.  This trick rarely fails.  Remember, most people won’t pack up and move your house for you for alcohol alone, so be sure to return the favor if they ever need it.

Don’t Be Afraid to Guilt-Trip Them

As you try to reign in your pals to help you move, don’t be afraid to lay on the guilt.  If you need to move, remind them of all the times you’ve helped them and what a good friend you are.  If they are worth anything, they’ll be the first ones on the moving truck.

Give Away Your Stuff

Your friends may actually help you move if you offer to give them your really awesome stuff!  This only works when you are moving into a smaller place or in with someone who already has that huge plasma television or surround sound system.

All in all, there is no guaranteed way to get your friends to help you move.  If you come up with an effective way to get them to help you during your next relocation that we haven’t listed here, let us know!

Katie Steil