If you work in government school in South Australia when you move to a new town, or a distance of over 100km the department of Education pays for a removal truck. The teacher has to pack up the house. I moved yesterday to a new house 6 hours away. I asked the removalist what I could do to help because I had nothing to do until they left and it felt rude to do nothing while they were working. They gave me the strangest look and said that I could just move stuff to the verandah. I also offered them a drink of water. Mum met them at the new house and they told her I was being abnormally nice! Apparently their clients almost never offer to help and are usually bossy or ignore them totally. I found that strange; I only showed them common courtesy. Would you offer to help with little things? Alternatively, would you just let them get on with it because they are getting paid to move your things?