Most Unusual Removal Requests
If you think being a professional mover ever gets boring, you’re quite far from the truth. It’s a lot more than just loading moving box after moving box and every now and again…a chair.
Almost every person has a few items that are personal to them, a little odd, or even embarrassing. However, they will all need to be moved at some point and chances are you’ll hire professional help when you’re moving house.
No matter how unusual your request is, as long as it’s safe for both the movers and your possessions, the professional movers will get right down to business.
The following short stories are shared for your enjoyment.
Royal Grand Piano
Moving the usual upright piano is tricky, requiring a specialised piano removal service. However, there are various types and sizes of pianos.
This one time we had a request to move a Royal Grand Piano which, if you have any idea of pianos, is quite large. It weighs a whopping 450kg and measures at 250cm by 409cm. When the movers arrived on site they tried everything. They measured every door, every window. Sadly the piano was not going anywhere. What we assume is that the piano was brought in while the house was still being built and before any doors were installed.
The final decision that both the movers and the client agreed upon was to leave the piano for the time being as any action taken would have resulted in damaging the beautiful instrument and the property.
A deceased pet
This was an incredibly sweet gesture where a beloved pet had passed away and the owner wished to return his loving companion to their homelands. Yes, we’re talking about an international move since the deceased pet was raised in a different country before being adopted and moved. However, this being engaged with special customs and policies we couldn’t help on this one.
Normally we advise clients to handle their valuables on their own, be it expensive jewellery, cash, etc. As prestigious and trustworthy a moving company can be, having your valuables with you will give you a sense of security. Plus you don’t have to worry that it will take you days of unpacking and organising before you find your favourite pair of earrings. Valuables, so to say, come in different shapes and sizes.
On several occasions, the men have been presented with the interesting task of carefully packing and moving a bunch of love toys. The client was on site with the team kindly helping with the packing but we’re still curious if it was a fun trick the client pulled on the movers having THEM pack the love toys. Whatever the case was, the professionals, as polite as always, packed everything carefully and made sure the client’s possessions arrived intact.
A 3-seater sofa
A 3-seater sofa doesn’t seem like much, right? Just your normal household furniture. Well, the twist here was we needed to take the sofa out through the balcony as it didn’t fit the stairwell at all and it couldn’t be taken apart. The property was on the first floor.
Since the movers didn’t have the proper equipment to safely lower down the sofa with ropes from the balcony to the ground. As much as we respected the client’s needs we couldn’t risk damaging their belongings, the building itself or causing any physical traumas to the movers.
Oddly this is a request we received a couple of times. We had a similar request a few months later with an armchair that again didn’t fit the staircase and had to be lowered from the balcony with ropes.
All in all…
There are some moving experiences that are in one way or another just unforgettable. The sole fact that they have occurred just that one makes such occasions a fun experience our movers can look back to.
Do you have any strange items you need to move? Don’t hesitate to give us a call. The St Albans Removals will handle your relocation requests, however unusual you believe them to be, with utmost professionalism.