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Tell your friends you are moving and some will suddenly remember an appointment they have that day and others will jump right in and offer to help. The question is whether you should accept or decline their help and if you should even ask your friends to help with moving in the first place. Here are a few things to consider before you decide:


  • Can your friendship survive if something goes wrong? Do you even want to risk it? It can seriously sour a friendship if during moving something gets broken or your friend sustains an injury. It puts you in a position of wondering what compensation is due or ill feelings when that doesn’t happen.
  • Can you afford to cover losses or injuries? If your friend drops your HDTV and breaks it, can you cover the loss? If they get hurt and need medical attention, can you cover that cost? These things can happen when you are moving, and you need to be prepared to fork out some cash if they do. Keep in mind that your costs could far exceed what it would have cost to hire a moving company in the first place.
  • Will it hurt your friendship by asking for help with moving? Some people feel it is unreasonable to ask them to help. They could start to see you in a different light, which could undermine the friendship going forward. Also, if you’ve already had their help with moving several times in the past, they may be less inclined and get annoyed.

If you do not want to risk your friendships or the potential for breakage and medical costs, call us at Ashe Van Lines Moving & Storage instead. We can help you with your move from start to finish!