Moving – Tales Of The Unexpected!

No doubt most people have funny stories to tell about their experiences at work and removal men are a case in point.  In the following Tales of the Unexpected, the names have been withheld to protect the innocent.

“We went to do a quote for a removals job at a house in Notting Hill, only to find that the occupant was a real hoarder. In the drawing room, a wall of furniture and other effects were piled up to the ceiling, so I asked whether there were any surprises for our men in there. She replied that there were three upright pianos but she hadn’t seen them in years. It must be quite hard to lose one piano in a house, never mind three.”

“Three of our removals guys were sent to a job on the King’s Road. They turned up at the address and explained to the cleaner, who answered the door and spoke little English, that they were there to move its contents, and started loading the lorry. The client called me later that morning to ask where the removals men had got to; only then did I realise that the King’s Road they had gone to was the Chelsea one, not the correct address in Richmond. By the time the error was realised, they had cleared the entire first floor. One person who was delighted was the cleaner as it meant she could give the ground floor a thorough clean before they put all the contents back into place and headed off to the correct address.”

“We emptied a house in London, filled two vans and sent the family off to their new home in Devon while we filled a third van. We found their cat asleep upstairs, so popped him in the van as well. We expected a tearful reunion between the family and cat when we got to Devon, only to discover that it wasn’t their cat.”

As someone once said, don’t have nightmares.  Such stories are few and far between, and may even be slightly exaggerated!  For a safe moving experience, Express Removals are a vastly experienced and friendly company and would be happy to help.  Contact ua on 01452 523 676 or visit

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