Five Ways to Thank Family and Friends For Helping You Move

by Dusty Rhodes on May 17, 2016  in 
  • Moving
Moving Tips

If you have ever enlisted the help of family and friends to help you move, chances are you know how appreciative you have felt by having that extra supply of help on moving day. So what is the best way to say thank you, to those who have taken time out of their schedules to help you move? Some might say, a simple thank you is good enough, but if you want to show your appreciation to your friends and family for helping you move, we’ve come up with five ways for you to say thanks.

While the cost of the dinner is yours to decide, the simple act or gesture will show your friends and family that you care. If you are watching your funds, consider cooking dinner and inviting your family or friends over after you get settled into your new home. This will not only give you the chance to show your appreciation, but you can also enjoy a great evening with your loved ones at your new place.

If you feel like spending a little more, dinner out is always a nice treat. Choose a restaurant that your friends and family like and say thank you with buying them a delicious dinner. They will appreciate the fact that you took the time to say thanks, and be more inclined to help you again in the future.

Gift Card
A gift card is always a welcomed gift, and a great way to thank your family and friends for helping you move. Moving can be hard work physically. The fact that your loved ones have taken the time to put their own physical strength in action to help you move is worth saying thank you.

Consider buying a universal gift card that they can use anywhere if you are not sure about what they might like. If you do know of a favorite store they like, present that to them and they will appreciate your gratitude and for caring enough to say thank you.

Gift Basket/Arrangement
A gift basket or arrangement is always a great gift because there are so many options to choose from. Whether you put together an assortment of some of your family’s favorite items, or you choose an edible gift basket with treats the whole family can enjoy, your friends and family will enjoy the kindness, and look forward to helping you again.

Help Your Friends and Family Move
Nothing says thank you like reciprocating the acts of kindness someone else has shown to you. If you know of a friend or loved one who has helped you move, and they are about to complete a move of their own, offer to help. This simple step will allow you to not only show your appreciation for their help towards you, but also allow you to show that you recognize that moving can be a big task and the more help someone can get, the better. Your loved ones will really appreciate it.

Special Event
With a variety of special events available year round, a great gift idea is treating your friends or family to tickets to a play or concert. Since moving is often a stressful task, getting out for an evening is a great way to relax, unwind and have some fun. This is a creative way to show your appreciation to your friends and family for helping you move, and you can also benefit from enjoying a nice evening out as well.

Dusty Rhodes