My earliest memory of moving is when my parents moved us across the city - from a rental to a brand new home! I was much too young to be of anyhelp, but my grandparents and our neighbors really came toourrescue. Before we knew it the move was done and there was no need to drop a couch from an upper storybalcony!
Whethersomeone ismoving across townor across the country, everyone could use a few extra hands at key
moments in the process. Too often, we hear horror stories of the meanneighbor next door - start your relationship off on a good note by lending a hand. Here are some ways you can pitch in!
Boxes and furniture
Whether these are being loaded or unloaded,there are always way too many to be moved by just one family!
Final cleaning of the house
When you move out, cleaning requirements can be extensive! Bring some cleaning supplies and help with the final sweeping, vacuuming, and surface cleaning.
Especially if you have kids of your own, bring them over to help keep everyone occupied while the moving is going on! Or, if you are an experienced baby-sitter,offer your services!
Lend yourtruckor carto help with larger items
Sometimes moving outmakes yourealize how much junk you have! Help out by hauling some of these extra items to the dumpster or donation bin!
If your neighbors are elderly, they might need extra help - get more of your community involved by organizing a specific day ahead of time so your neighbors can plan to help!
Remember to follow up if the neighbors are moving in! Keep in mind that adjusting to a new neighborhood can be difficult. Since they probably won't have their kitchen set up for a couple days, extend a dinner invitation!