I've been in the moving business for nearly 20 years. I never expected this industry to be so interesting. Frequently I get asked, "What is the strangest thing you have ever had to move?" I spent some time thinking about this and came up with the top 5 strangest things we have moved. Hope you find it interesting.
,1. We moved a World War II motorcycle with a side car that had a machine gun mounted to it. Our customer was a collector of interesting historical items. We have moved motorcycles before but never anything like this. This item was more awesome than strange.
2. We moved an elderly gentlemen with a broken leg down a flight of stairs, so he could go to the doctor. Several years ago we had this request from a repeat customer because he couldn't get down the stairs on his own. It was a bit strange, but we were glad to help.
3. We moved 30 large cactus plants for a woman relocating from Nebraska to California. We had to learn the hard way that there is no good way to move several 6 foot cactus plants. It was strange and painful.
4. We moved an original oil painting from the 1700's worth more than $30,000!! The painting was owned by the estate of a former U.S. Senator. Their kids hired us to move it from Nebraska to Washington D.C. I have never been so glad to deliver an item unharmed. It wasn't really that strange just really expensive.
5. One time we moved an urn with actual remains in it. We were very careful, but it was strange.