Moving by yourself is not fun and it is back breaking work, especially if you have a lot of furniture and heavy items. If you ask your friends and family to help you move, they may be willing to do it, but of course, you will need to reward them after the fact.
Yes, we know, they said they didn’t want anything, but of course, they will appreciate anything that you do give them. Below, we will go over some different ways that you can reward your friends and family for helping you move your belongings.
- Food and Sweets
Who doesn’t love food and sweets? Everyone does. You can order pizza for your friends and family or you can have a large cookout for them as a reward and big thank you for helping them.
If you do not want to purchase pizza or you do not want to host a cookout, consider making them some brownies, cookies, or something else sweet.
- Beer or Wine
If you plan on ordering pizza or having a cookout, why not supply some beer and wine for the event too? Everyone loves to be rewarded and treated to alcoholic drinks every now and again. If you know that one of your friends is into craft beers, get them a new flavor or buy them a beer making kit, so they can experience it at home.
Nothing is much better than cash. In fact, your friends and family will appreciate a $10 or $20 in their pocket after they get done helping you lift the heavy objects from your home.
Cash is a good option for those friends who use their own vehicles to help you transport your goods and also for those family members who may be running short on some cash.
If you are not prepared to hand out cold hard cash, consider a gift card for gas or a gift card to get lunch.
- Massage Certificate
While it may be too expensive to do this for a large group, if you have a small group of friends or family who help you, you could provide them each with a massage gift certificate that can be redeemed after they perform the move. Not only will it help them relax, it is a great way to remove the soreness from their muscles after a day of heavy lifting.
There are many different ways that you can reward your friends and family for helping you move your items and furniture from your old home to your new home. If you do not want to provide the same gift or thank you to everyone, consider basing the reward on something that you know they like. For example, if you know your best friend loves keychains, get them a new one. The same goes for if you know that your father-in-law likes wings, get him a gift certificate to the local sports grill.
Even though your friends and family do not expect to be paid, it is a nice gesture and a great way to say thank you.