Hello, my name is Jacob Langston. My father passed away two years ago, and I inherited his entire estate. Dad was a great guy, but he sure did have a lot of stuff. He lived in a large home, and I honestly don’t think he changed a thing since my mother died twelve years before him. I couldn't afford to keep the house, so selling it was one of the first things I had to take care of. I was at a loss for what to do with all the belongings inside. I had to start moving things out in order to get the house ready to sell. Once it sold, I had to move the rest out. I hired a moving and storage company to help with this daunting task, and am I glad I did. Stay tuned as I share this adventure with you!
It's always nice when friends offer to help you move. As the saying goes, many hands make light work! The only struggle involved with having so many moving helpers is keeping everyone organized. These tips will help ensure you keep your crew on-task on moving day, so everyone's energy is spent moving and packing boxes, rather than stumbling over each other.
Assign everyone a task based on his or her strengths.
Make a list of all of your friends who will be helping you move, and next to each name, write a task that you're assigning to that person. Are some of your friends super strong? Assign them the task of lifting heavy furniture into the moving truck. Perhaps someone loves to clean. That person can have the job of sweeping and vacuuming rooms as they are cleared out. Highly organized friends are great for packing boxes.
Schedule a start time and breaks throughout the day.
Choose a time that you'll be starting your moving project, and ask all of your friends to show up at that time. This way, you won't be stuck waiting around for an hour for your heavy lifter to arrive, so you can get the furniture into the truck before packing the smaller boxes around it. Also, schedule breaks throughout the day, preferably every couple of hours. Your helpers will have an easier time staying focused and on-task if they're looking forward to a break and know how much longer they'll be working.
Create a comprehensive task list.
Before moving day arrives, make a big list of everything you need to accomplish on moving day. This should include everything from moving your mattress into the truck, to scrubbing out the fridge. If it needs to be done on moving day, it belongs on the list. Post a big copy of this list on the fridge, and show your helpers where it is. Instruct them to cross tasks off the list as they're completed, so everyone can see how much progress is being made. Of course, everyone should stick to the tasks you assigned to them initially – but if there are tasks left at the end of the day that they're capable of tackling, encourage them to jump in and help.
When your friends show up to help you, moving isn't such a struggle after all. Follow these tips to keep the process organized, and you'll have everything packed and moved in no time. If you're in need of a professional moving company, visit Redondo Van & Storage.Share