Why We Love Helping People Move

No, you didn’t misread the title of this blog post. While most of the world avoids it at all costs, The Robinsons love helping people move. It’s hard work. It’s not glamorous. It’s often hot and sweaty. Ads make fun of the lengths some will go to in order to not help a friend move. But we take a certain joy in offering our services at a time when most people look the other way. Why?

We’re told to “do unto others.”

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that Neil and I take our faith very seriously (although, like all humans, we fail to act accordingly 100% of the time). We believe in a God who loves all and gives freely. We especially believe Jesus’ teaching to “do to others as you would have them do to you” (Luke 6:31). We have both moved several times in the past few years and are super appreciative of the help we’ve received from friends as we transition to new apartments. So, we strive to offer and provide the same to our friends and neighbors. After all, who knows when we might need another moving crew? And if we want people to help us, we should be able to do the very same to others.

That’s what human beings are for.

We care about our friends. We also care about our neighbors (who may or may not be complete strangers). We feel it’s our duty to sacrifice our time and physical bodies to help our fellow human beings in their time of need. Not everyone can afford to hire moving crews and often unforeseen circumstances mean leaning on others to help you move as quickly as possible. Neil and I try to make ourselves available to meet those needs, because honestly, why not? We have working arms and legs, as well as a strange fondness for moving. We might as put them to use for the good of mankind.

Moving out means hanging out.

I’m not going to lie, we legitimately think moving is fun. We get to hang out with friends and meet new people. We usually get free food as part of the package. We get to sweat it out together, making it a workout we didn’t have to plan. And we get to enjoy the satisfaction of helping make someone’s life easier, if only for a few hours. When people hear us say this, they often respond with something along the lines of, “watch out, someone might take you up on that.” To that we say, PLEASE! Let us help you. Let us be a part of you closing one chapter and starting a new one. Just buy us pizza or tacos or nothing at all. We mean it when we say we WILL help you.

Ultimately, everyone has to move at some point in their lives. Neil and I like to make that process a little less daunting and a lot more fun. So hit us up and we will be there with bells on.

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