You may have heard a heap of moving tips for first-time movers and moving by yourself—but have you heard tips on what you shouldn’t do? No one wants to hear about all the bad stuff that could happen when you move, but in the spirit of Halloween, here’s a moving horror story anthology to scare some truth into you.
Avoid Being a Part of a Moving Horror Story
For this moving horror story, we want you to imagine your perfect home. Everything about it is absolutely wonderful and, on top of that, it is now your new home. Everything is packed and ready to move and there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong.
But, when you get there, you realize something horrible—your bed doesn’t fit through the door.
That’s exactly what happened to one young man named Justin Goldner. Okay, so it wasn’t exactly a dream home. In fact, he was moving from one apartment to another in Downtown Manhattan (so they might as well be luxury homes with that price). But if the stress of urban moving wasn’t enough, imagine having to toss a brand new bed you got from IKEA, just like Justin.
So, instead of throwing it away, he had to saw the legs off all by himself, meaning he had to hold the bed up with his back while sawing at the legs. Oof.
The Endless Staircase
One of the horrors of a high rise move is having to move heavy furniture up and down, over and over again. It’s a very good reason to hire professionals so you don’t have to worry about it! Doing something like that on your own is an absolute nightmare!
For one young unfortunate person, Rain Embuscado, this was their reality. After moving to Tuscan, Italy, they realized the locals just don’t believe in elevators. That wouldn’t be so much of an issue if you weren’t moving to the 8th story like Rain was. They had to haul all of their stuff (heavy furniture, appliances, cases of clothes, etc.). The trip took a very long time, since each of their bags was extremely heavy and they had to make a lot of trips.
The Missing Jewelry
Every man and woman fears, above most other things, the loss of their jewels. Their bling. A wedding ring or expensive necklace going missing is enough to make you sick. So, what would you do if you hired a less than credible moving company and your jewelry suddenly…doesn’t turn up?
For Kim Schlussman, the movers she hired seemed like any other moving company. Unfortunately, she didn’t do her research. The move itself was easy and everything seemed to fall into place. But when everything felt too good to be true, the horrifying realization that it was became clear. Kim, after going through her stuff, found that all of her precious jewelry had gone. None of it was left!
After calling the moving company to complain and demand replacement, they said they weren’t liable for lost or stolen items.
Avoid Moving Blunders
Sorry to freak you out with these terrifying moving stories, but you had to hear them. It sounds like if you don’t hire the right moving company, you’re no better than those horror movie characters who walk towards the danger: you’re asking for trouble.