- The Removalist Job: Moving next door from 48 Wyong Road, Mosman to number 50, Wyong Road Mosman!
- Moving Date: 9th October 2014.
- Client: Christina.
- Time Taken: 6.5 hours for 5 men.
- Moving Truck: none, trolleys, arms and legs required on this removals assignment!
- Weather: beautiful mild sunny day..
- Removalist 1: Matt. The man of a thousand nicknames. Goes by everything from Dave, Horse, Chat, and Eayore. Possibly the most charismatic depressive you’ve ever met, Matt is highly professional and a born perfectionist who takes his work very seriously. He’s also a mad Arsenal fan (but nobody is perfect!) and so understands disappointment better than most!
- Removalist 2: Tom. Tom’s a six foot 2 blonde Yorkshireman who may sound like Geoff Boycott’s illegitimate grandson, but he’s a deceptively pleasant fellow despite the occasional need for what he says to come with subtitles. Plus he’s got an easy way about him and a razor sharp wit (that he’s not afraid to use!). Oh, and when not lugging people’s furniture hither and yon, you’ll find him (and Matt) fishing at any of the Northern Beaches fantastic fishing spots.
- Removalist 3: Joe. Joe is a Welshman (so you already know he’s a top bloke!) who works for Removalist Sydney Northern Beaches when he’s not been drafted onto an oil rig somewhere. Joe’s other talent, aside from being an expert furniture removalist, is guiding a remote control miniature submarine to repair underwater pipes and cables. Which all sounds very glamorous and James Bond, but we figure he actually got the job by spending too much time on his Sony Play Station and being good with his thumbs!
- Removalist 4: Luke. Luke lives in Seaforth on the Northern Beaches with his long term girlfriend and loves spending time at the gym. He has spent hours finely honing his well sculptured arms and enjoys nothing more than rolling up his sleeves (literally) to show off his oversize biceps. Luke’s not just a fine physical specimen though, he has a degree in geography and plans to start his own business.
- Removalist 5: Ollie. Ollie lives in Queenscliff on the Northern Beaches, which he finds is the ideal location to indule his passion for surfing, fishing and sailing. Ollie has quite an affinity with the ocean as he was a deckhand before starting his career in furniture removals.
This was the second time we were going to move Christina next door, having done the reverse move only 6 months earlier. Although this wasn’t going to be a particularly long day, Christina had booked FIVE men as she did not want an all day extravaganza. Plus we were going to have to be especially careful as the old / new home had just been renovated and had new floors and freshly painted walls! Lucky for Christina, ‘Careful’ is our middle name!
Christina was in a good mood when we arrived, which isn’t always the case when we knock on someone’s door at 6.45AM, and was really looking forward to getting into her old (new!) home. With moving only 1 item at a time, straight back round to number 50, we soon discovered that the project wasn’t quite finished and we would have the added challenge of stepping over various electricians and plumbers and their tools, more often than not, right in the doorway!
The house Christina was moving into was 95% through being beautifully renovated to a very high standard, and the location was fantastic with amazing views of Quakers Hat bay. Having established we weren’t going to need to slip the painter an envelope of cash to touch up any of the beautiful white walls, our last remaining challenge was making sure the new floors remained unblemished until after we had left. The trickiest part of this was when Matt and Welsh Boyo Joe were tasked with situating the Meile combined washer / dryer double-stacker into its new location in the laundry. The new fixtures made it a very tight squeeze with no room to manoeuvre. And the Italian floor tiles were a lovely, slate grey which would highlight a scratch in no time. Joe, knowing how careful repairs on ocean pipes need to be done, came up with using some off cut carpet to slide the washer in place and everyone breathed a hugh sigh of relief.
Though there are some that might think we were making a Meile out of it… 🙂
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