Moving – 10 Financial Reason You Should Always Help


In the past year, I have moved. My sister-in-law has and is again moving. My best friend’s mom moved, and my best friend moved. In the past six years, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law have each made significant moves, I have moved 4 more times, and my aunt moved. Moving costs a ridiculous amount of money and time. I think I have observed moving enough to see some good come from the number two stress-causing life-change.

Most people look for any excuse to avoid helping out with a move. This is a financial unsavvy move as they come. What most people fail to realize is that helping with a move usually comes with a number of financial perks that makes volunteering well worth your time


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3 Responses to Moving – 10 Financial Reason You Should Always Help

  1. Joan says:

    Helped move my own sister twice in 13 months. The second time I wound up with my feelings hurt. Gave up my whole day into early evening. I drove back to my house to pick up sandwich makings for everyone as she did nothing about feeding anyone including family who had driven 380 miles to come help! My back was bad at the time, so it was really risky for me to do what I did. I worked my butt off. Believe me, there was no financial or material profit in this for me. She did not even remember thank me for the help. She is usually more thoughtful than I am, so I don’t know how the thank-you was overlooked, but it did hurt my feelings not to have been acknowleged. :(

  2. Chrystal says:

    When my husband and I moved into our new house, we didn’t have much extra money right then so we fed our 4 friends frozen pizza, chips and soda. They stayed the night and we just had game night after unpacking the video game stuff (gotta have your priorities ;-)) we fed them for under $25 and they seemed to have a good time.

  3. baselle says:

    Not to mention that the more you move, the better you get at it. And watching the mistakes of everyone else means you get better still. Because, like it or not, odds are you will have to move sometime too.

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