You’re finally out from under that lease and moving into swanky new digs.
Only, all your spare cash went into the deposit, and hiring sofa haulers isn’t exactly in the budget.
This is when you call in all favors – and throw in some tempting eats and drinks to sweeten the deal. Check out our motivating menu, selected for their potential to get friends to get a move on.
Feed ’em fast with street food. An upgrade to everyday walking taco, courtesy of a mix-and-make sauce and rice for super fuel. Because boxes of books.
Refreshments are a must to keep free movers moving. Light limeade gets a little boost from bourbon, very necessary for preparing to tell ’em about the box spring.
Yes, you read that right: Pork and just two other ingredients, and you’ll have everyone more than pulling their own weight.
These grab-and-chomp handheld power boosters deliver spicy Mexican flavor and muscle-up protein. Second shift moving to a two-story walkup? No problemo.
Want to feed the crew on the run? These are everyone’s favorites mixed together: mac-and-cheese plus buffalo wings equaling handheld heaven.
Is the energy lagging – but only a third of your stuff has made it from point A to point B? Dangle the promise of these in front of everyone and see who volunteers to take the business end of the piano.
Amazingly refreshing and so easy. Perfect for kicking back when the moving’s done; we highly recommend pre-making a batch and sticking it in the fridge. At the new place, duh.
Another way to get the move done and done right: make sure your move-to address is filled with the smell of these simmering away in the slow cooker.
The classic. The keeper. The best part: They taste amazing when everyone’s sitting on boxes at the end of a full day’s work.
10. Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites
No need to figure out what box has the forks and plates. Just put these out there and watch the smiles take up permanent residence.
Deep-dish flavor, bite-sized handy. Feeding a crowd is super easy with these mini ’zas, especially since they’re ready in under 30 minutes.
Note to self: Not only is this the official drink of “We Are Officially Done,” it’s the official drink of “We Are Officially Forever the Best Friends in the World.”
The only true way to show total appreciation: a treasure trove of rainbow jelly shots. (We suggest cueing up “We Are the Champions” on the playlist in anticipation of serving ’em.)
Start out serving it non-spiked as an along-the-way thirst quencher. Add a little vodka or gin once the home stretch is behind you. Instant housewarming party.
We’re assuming that everyone’s going to work up a serious appetite before the day is done. The best part of these handheld pies: serious appetites get the satisfaction they deserve.
They’re a little lighter, a little more entrée-ish, and a little lotta happy-making. Roll up a bunch of these and your new digs will feel like home in minutes.
It’s an Italian sub with the bonus of being piping hot from the oven without any extra effort. Which is about perfect, considering everything moving takes out of you.