This post comes from years of heartache and experience. I beg you, please pick your moving partners carefully!
This is potentially the most important you choice you will make just shy of where you are actual moving to. These so called “friends” can make your day 100 times easier, or they can make it supremely crappy. Maybe even for multiple reasons.
Remeber, these people are going to be with you ALL day, choose people whom you like and can tolerate being around. If their sense of humor offends you…. You won’t last long. Moving is already a stressful task to undertake and these factors can build until you explode and before you know it you have ruined a friendship. Not a great one, but he was the guy who was single still and had the really nice TV…. so you just lost the rest of the enjoyment out of football season until you apologize…. Or maybe they have an odor that offends you. Ever been in a moving trailer on a hot day with someone who hasn’t showered….. just let that thought marinate for a moment….. Choose wisely!
Almost everyone is useful in a move, but you have to delegate the right chores to the right people. Not everyone knows how to lift stuff. (see earlier post here), and not everyone knows how to load a trailer. So these people need to be packing whatever you have left while the others move things. But even this can get tricky with the big furniture:
Be sure the person on the other end of your couch understands physics when approaching doorways! This can be the most frustrating thing in the universe, and potentially end in fist fights if you are not careful who you trust to be strong and who you trust to communicate well with you when fitting big things through little holes….