Ask your friends to help you move, or hire someone from moving company?

@iamfine (740)
China
September 29, 2009 8:54pm CST
hello my friends, I am going to move during this national's day's holiday. Some of my friends told me that they would help me moving during the holiday, but I don't want them to spend their precious time on such tough work, because I have heavey luggage, so I will have to hire people from moving company to help me move. Usually they would ask for RMB 90 for a move, means USD13.5, but since it is national day, so they higher their price, they ask for RMB150, that means USD22 for a move. I feel they higher too much, so I decided to move on the fist working day after the national holiday, so that I can save some money, and they don't have to work on national day, both happy!
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4 responses
@biman_s (1061)
• India
30 Sep 09
I have been living in my house for 18 years now and I am not planning to move anywhere soon. Its a good thing to get your friends help you out with the moving. May be have party with them to show your appreciation. After all friends are always there for you when you need them.
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@iamfine (740)
• China
30 Sep 09
hello, biman, thank you for response. I think it is good to ask friends to help moving in normal days, but in national days, I thnk that is not good ideal, though they say they can help sincerely, I know they need relax too because of long work.
@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
last year i moved in to this city and i kept moving for the first few months. i only have one luggage, pillows and some.. a taxi can carry that but as i moved and moved, i noticed that my things are getting heavier as some places i have been were lacking of things so i have to buy my own. i never moved with someone helping out. i needed one but i only pay the cab driver extra for a helping hand. it's expensive to hire a move-out kind of business. you get to pay them triple but of course it guaranteed that you don't carry something.
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@iamfine (740)
• China
30 Sep 09
hello thamarker, thank you for sharing your experience. The same to you, i find my luggage heavier every time I move. When we settle down, we would like to buy something that we think is necessary and useful. This time I have a full set of kitchen wear, and refreigerator, clothes, covers, pillows... too many... taxi is not big enough to carry all my luggage, I have to call a trunk, but they ask higher price even if I ask them to help moving all things.. hehe, excepting asking friends, hiring moving company is the most economic way to me
@kykidd (6819)
• United States
30 Sep 09
That's good that you think so highly of your friends that you don't want to take up their time. But you could consider it a bonding time. It is nice to get together with friends and do things every now and again. You may not be able to find the time to get together with them for a while after this because you might find yourself busy unpacking all of your goods. You might want to consider taking the money that it would cost to move, and buying some food for the holiday and spending it with your friends. You could let them help you move, and then afterward, you could have a cookout or just have any kind of food that is popular for the holiday. This way, you would get to spend time with your friends, you could all enjoy the holiday, and you would get the moving done on your day off. Good luck with your move, and have a great day!
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@iamfine (740)
• China
30 Sep 09
hello, kykidd, thank you very much for your reponse. Yes you are right, since we all got our full time job, and some of my friends even have their own family now, it is not that easy that we find a time to gather together and have fun. But even this I still don't want to bother them to help me in removing, since I don't like removing, I don't want them to do things that I don't like. But of course, it is national day, we will get together and have fun, we can be together even there's no remove. I will call them and invite them to my current hourse, and have the last dinner together, I mean not our last dinner, but the last dinner in my current house. I think that is also meaningful to us. And thank you for your great wishes, and I wish you good luck too, every day.
@artistry (4154)
• United States
6 Oct 09
...iamfine, that does not seem like a lot of money to me for moving all of your stuff. They will be professional and there should not be a problem. Just make sure your glass things are packed well. I would also mark the top of the boxes with the name of the room where the boxes are supposed to go. This will help when you unpack, so label kitchen boxes, etc. Also put together a first day bag, things that you will need to eat with, sleep in, etc., so you will be halfway comfortable when you get to your new place. I just looked at the posting date, I hope the national holiday has nor come and gone. If so, sorry to be late with advice. Take care