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Getting a helping hand from friends and neighbours during a removal

Removals require a lot of time and dedication and are definitely not easy to handle or deal with. From planning to packing to declaring your change of address to service providers etc., you may find that you cannot do it alone, especially if you have other commitments such as a full time job or a family including children. When you already have so many things to deal with, removals become an additional stressor, which will only leave you feeling low and upset, which is clearly not desirable. You will always have the option of hiring a removal service offered by a famous, highly rated removal company. You even have the option of hiring an A to Z removal plan, whereby all your removal needs will be taken care of by a professional. This professional will come and do all your packing, will load the truck, drive it to the new location, unload the truck and even unpack. What more could you ask for? With a deal so perfect, surely everyone will be opting for a service like this right? Well, not really! A full A to Z service is going to cost a full A to Z price, which is often where people have to change their minds about hiring a professional removal service. So what do you do now? The first option would be to carry on trying to juggle your family life, work commitments and removal preparations all by yourself, which is clearly not going to get you anywhere quick. Or you have the option of gathering your courage and asking your friends or neighbours for some help. After all, many hands make light work! Once you have rounded up a few friends or neighbours, or a combination of the two, it is time to assign everyone with their missions. Packing is by far one of the most time consuming and daunting task of the whole removal process, so it may be wise to as your friends and neighbours help you with it since you are more likely to be able to handle the simpler processes yourself. Each neighbour or friend can be allocated with a room that they are then in charge of. It will then be their responsibility to empty that room, pack all necessary items and to give it a good clean, all ready for the next family to move it. In bigger rooms where furniture may need to be opened and taken apart, you may wish to have two or more people working in it. An alternative would be to have a system whereby all members work together to get each task done e.g. one person packs boxes, another cleans the room, another dusts etc. Either way, you will notice that your job will be one a lot quicker than if you were to do it yourself, and this is the bonus of not being alone. If your neighbours and friends have their own vehicles, you could kindly ask them if they would take part in actually transporting your items to the new destination. You may wish to offer to pay them, which is courteous and recommended, but many may not accept a fee, which will work out very beneficial for you.   Friends and neighbours can also help you once you have arrived at your new destination. They could help you clean your new house and also help you unpack and arrange the items in your new home, which will certainly be a big help.