Have You Hoisted Today?
As an organizer who helps people move, I come across some unusual situations.
A few years ago, a client was moving an antique, oak, partner's desk - a very LARGE oak partner's desk from a 2500 sq ft condo into a 1800 sq. ft. single family home.
Moving this desk out of the condo posed no problem. But, the single family home? A victorian in San Francisco, with angled stair cases, low bulk heads, and a large, high-fenced back yard? Here were some challenges.
My initial thought was that getting the desk in the front door would be the first challenge. Never mind, getting this big piece of furniture down the stairs and around a bend. I knew at this time that using the right mover would be critical to a successful move.
Boy, was I right! The desk was 1/8" too deep for the front door. And, because the back yards of the homes on this block can only be accessed from the interior of the homes, there was no secondary means of entry.
Fortunately, my client's home was the second from the corner. I knocked on the neighbor's door, explained the dilemma and she graciously allowed the mover to HOIST the desk over her fence, and then over my client's fence from her yard, so we could bring the desk into the downstairs office.
All ended well with the desk in the office right where it was supposed to be. So, in addition to packing, moving, and unpacking, this SF Professional Organizer has experience with arranging for hoisting furniture!