Helping Someone Move?

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Moving to a new place can be quite an experience, especially if you’ve done it a few times in your life. If you have, then you might be more willing to help someone when they’re getting ready to move, simply because you understand the time and energy that goes into relocating. They may have only called you because you have a pickup, but you’re glad to help all the same.

At EZ Storage® in Philadelphia, we’re here to help people find the perfect self-storage unit. If you’re going to be helping someone move and they have a lot of stuff, then let them know that we can provide a safe and secure spot for those excess belongings!

Get the Details

When you’re going to be helping someone move, it’s important to know when and where the move is taking place. Hopefully they’ve asked you several weeks in advance, so that you can plan to have that day or weekend free to assist with their move. You may need to take off work, even if it’s just for a few hours, in order to help load, transport, and unload your friend’s belongings.

A week or so before the move, confirm the details with your friend, as something might have changed with their timeline. With everything they’re trying to get done, they may have forgotten to let you know that the move is starting earlier or is now happening on a different day. Being proactive can help you show up on the right date at the right time.

How Far Away is the New House?

Another important thing to know is how far away your friend or relative’s new house is. Hopefully they haven’t asked you to help them move to another city or state, but that is possible. Perhaps they’re relocating across the Delaware River into New Jersey, and they need help transporting boxes and furniture. If you’re going to be using your car or pickup, then it’s imperative to make sure that the vehicle is ready to go and that you have plenty of gas to get you to the destination.

Depending on the time of year that the move is taking place, you might have to deal with inclement weather on your drive to the new house or apartment. Making sure you have the right tires can make a big difference in snow and ice, and double-checking that the air conditioner in your vehicle is working can make summer moves much more bearable.

Suggest Self-Storage

Perhaps you’re helping an elderly friend or relative move to a new place, and they’re worried that not everything is going to fit into their new residence. If that’s the case, then you can suggest they rent a self-storage unit that’s close to their new place. It’s important to be tactful about how you bring up self-storage, since they may have had a bad experience in the past. By choosing EZ Storage®, they can rest assured that they will receive exceptional service from our friendly team and affordable rates on a monthly unit at one of our clean, well-lit facilities. As you’re moving things to the new house, you can stop by our facility and put things into the unit!

Visit Us Today

If you’re helping someone move in the near future, then let them know they can visit us at any time to learn more about our self-storage options. We offer convenient access hours on every day of the year, so they can get into their unit whenever they need to. Should they have any questions while they’re here, our resident managers and staff members will be more than happy to help.

We look forward to seeing you soon!