How Much Should You Pay Someone to Help You Move?

Moving can be a stressful and time-consuming process, and it often involves buying a new home, paying expensive real estate agent fees, and closing costs. In most cases, packaging materials are included in the price, but you may need to pay extra for extended transportation or elevator fees. A typical 4-bedroom home move will take an average of 10 hours to complete, or between 8 and 12 hours. Asking your friends to help you move can be difficult, but it's OK to ask for help when you need it.

When you ask your friends for help moving, start with the people who could most easily time out of their schedule. You're going to have a lot less success asking for help if you do it via text the night before you need it. Keep your friends' limitations in mind when you ask for help, ask them to help you in any way they can, and turn to professional moving agents for the rest. In terms of payment, you can pay around €20.00 per hour and even calculating all the other expenses, it's still much cheaper than hiring a moving company.

If your friend says “no” to your request or you come up with a transparently false excuse why they can't help you, don't take it too personally. When delegating tasks to your friends, think in terms of leading a team, not commanding a workgroup. If a licensed moving company packs a truck that the customer drives, and the customer hits a pothole and something breaks, in some cases carriers could be left paying for the damages.

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