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4 Ways to Thank Friends for Helping You Move

September 7, 2023

4 Ways to Thank Friends for Helping You Move

Moving from one house to another takes a lot of work, so anyone willing to help for free is a true friend. After a long day of carrying heavy boxes, it's important to thank your friends for their time and effort. Here are some small but impactful ways to show your friends you appreciate them. 

How to Thank Friends Who Help You Move

Since changing houses is a huge undertaking, you want to show your gratitude to everyone who helps you get it done. Here are a few ways to say thank you for the moving assistance:

1. Provide Plenty of Food 

Moving is hard work that no one should attempt on an empty stomach. Keep everyone involved with your move fueled with plenty of snacks and refreshments. If your move lasts all day, be sure to provide lunch and dinner for your helpers.

Deciding what to feed friends who help you move can be challenging if all of your kitchen supplies are packed, so you might want to order takeout or keep a dinner kit on hand with everything you need for a meal. If your home is piled high with boxes, it might be simpler to take everyone to a restaurant in your new neighborhood. 

2. Give Appreciation Gifts 

Another way to thank your friends for helping you move is by giving them gifts. You don't have to break the bank to gift a small token of appreciation — a simple gift card or treat bag with their favorite things will do the trick. Consider an assortment of the following gifts to express your gratitude: 

  • Chocolate 
  • Candy 
  • Coffee beans 
  • Herbal tea 
  • Wine 
  • Spirits
  • Candle
  • Bath bomb
  • Houseplant
  • Travel mug 
  • Coffee gift card
  • Amazon gift card

3. Supply Libations 

No moving day is complete without beverages. Make sure you stock up on a variety of refreshments for everyone, including water or sports drinks for hydration. When you're finished traveling back and forth with boxes, it's tradition to crack open a few beers to celebrate a successful move. You can also thank your friends for helping you move by gifting them a bottle of wine or spirits to take home. 

4. Host a “Thank You” Party 

After a long day of moving, you and your friends will be exhausted. Consider hosting a party a week or two later to thank your helpers and celebrate your new home. Enjoy plenty of food and drinks while you unwind with your friends after all that unpacking. 

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