I recently moved with my family to the Philadelphia area. Moving is an interesting experience. We were fortunate enough to have my new employer pay for movers. One thing we’ve learned is that when you hire a moving company to pack for you, they pack everything, unless you tell them otherwise. For example:
- They put our bathroom trash can, with trash in it, in a box with other bathroom supplies and sealed it up. This trash can even had a used diaper in it. Thankfully, my wife needed something from that box of bathroom supplies and discovered what they did before it got loaded onto the truck. Note that our boxes were going to be in storage for 2.5 weeks — I can’t imagine how bad the items in that box would have smelled had the contents of the trash can stayed in there. Seems like they would know we wouldn’t want to move trash with us.
- We had some fresh baked goods on the kitchen counter. They put them in a box. 2.5 weeks later when we opened the box, we discovered the smelly, moldy baked goods. Again, seems odd that they’d think we’d want to move that.
Of course, I’m not complaining. I’m glad I didn’t have to pack it all up myself. I just think it’s interesting.