One of the biggest advantages of having your friends help you to move is that you will be able to split the workload somewhat. This means that you will have less work to do each day and more free time to do other things. Having a friend or friends help you to move can also help you to keep a positive mindset which itself has a few benefits. Having a positive mindset will reduce the chance of suffering from burnout which would make the move significantly more difficult.
Offer to help them
One good way to get your friends to help you to move is to offer to help them in return. The obvious way to do this would be to offer to help them move when they move however this isn't always effective. If you know of any big tasks that they have such as gardening that could be a good option to suggest to help with. If your friends have kids you could offer to babysit for them one night so that they can go out. At the end of the day what you offer to help with will depend on the person and is a judgement that you will need to make. It is also worth remembering that you are not only offering to help them in return to secure their help, it is also the polite thing to do.
Make it fun
Doing things before, after and even during the work can make the request for help sound a lot more attractive. There are countless options for things that you can do before and after the work and what you do will depend largely on what you like and what they like. There are many things that you can also do during the work. For example you could have some drinks and watch a movie or order takeaways. If you do decide to drink, make sure that you do this during tasks such as packing where there is little risk of injury. Doing things during the work can help to make the work less monotonous which will make the process feel easier.
Getting the most out of it
In order to get the most out of having another person help you, you will have to make sure to divide the work efficiently. This means deciding on who is doing what and sticking to those tasks. This will eliminate the possibility of things getting forgotten and will ensure that everybody is on the same page.
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