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The Lessons I Should Have Learned Before Moving

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My backbone is still nudging me when I recall that horrible day. We are a family of three. We were living our peaceful lives in Virginia. My wife is a cardiologist and I am a freelancer. Our thirteen months old baby boy stays with me at home the whole day.

Things were going as they should be. And then suddenly we had to plan a move. My wife has a job offer and the distance was too much for daily traveling. We often discussed that the house was too small for us so we should move to a new house but we never made any effort.

As my wife got notified about the job, it was time to move. We talked about it and we decided to hire a moving company. I made a list of renown movers in Virginia and requested estimates. It took me a week to finally get a booking.

The issue was we had only two weeks to complete the packing. As I already mentioned we had a baby so you could imagine the chaos. We barely managed to inform the utilities and pack our stuff. I will not go into the details of my incoherent attempts of packing.

The morning of the moving day was stressful. We couldn’t completely pack the things and even the packed boxes were not properly labeled. You must have recognized a lot of mistakes till this point but there is a huge one to come.

As my wife was handling my son, I was in a hurry of getting all the stuff ready for the move. I just threw in the remaining items in the boxes and put some poorly written labels on them.

There was a huge packed box ready in our kitchen. I bent down and got a firm grip on the box. As I lifted the box from the ground, something went wrong. I could handle the weight anymore and the box fell to the ground on my foot and I couldn’t breathe from pain in my spine. It was like sharp pain my originating from the sacral portion of my spine and it spread into my legs.

I called my wife for help. I was sweating badly and couldn't even tell her what had happened. She called 911 and the first respondents came for our help. The move was postponed due to my bad health. I had lifted the weight in the wrong way and a vertebrate disk was dislocated.

I had surgery a month ago and it has gotten much better but I have learned my lesson the hard way. I would highly suggest to all the people that carefully read safety protocols before you lift heavyweights.

Here is a simple tip that might prove helpful. Never bent down to lift the weight. Squat down, bend your knees instead of the backbone and gradually lift the heavy objects. No abrupt movements while you keep the weight at the level of your waistline. Never twist your back while you are carrying heavyweights.

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"I can smell the joy, happiness, and challenges of a new beginning”, I whispered dreamily to my exasperated husband, who sat on our room couch with a loud thud. His eyes bulged out as he took in my dazed expression. “Kate, we are not going for a vacation, we are going to relocate to another country. Where we will have to build a new life altogether.” He told me in an agitated tone. “So?” I asked him in a questioning tone. “It’s a challenge and we will emerge victoriously.”

“Let me make you a nice cup of hot chocolate with extra cream and shavings of Hershey kisses and then we will plan out how to go about it.” I cajoled him in a motherly tone and sauntered off to kitchen humming “new life new beginnings.” When I came back, I saw him engrossed in his laptop. I asked him what was he doing. Without removing his eyes from the screen he told me that he is looking for the best cheap moving companies in Darby PA. He then informed me that his company is paying for moving services and I jumped in delight! I scolded Zack for looking for cheap moving companies as I thought they may not be that good. Little did I know at that time that karma was silently laughing at me and was preparing for a comeback!

We argued till late until he surrendered to my wishes. I wanted to hire the most expensive moving company as I thought they will provide great services. That was the biggest mistake I made. I should have conducted proper and thorough research before hiring the moving company. Asked my family, friends, colleagues, and neighbor for referrals and recommendations.


I googled and zeroed one moving company. They were hell expensive but claimed to provide their exceptional services to Crème Da le Crème of society. While going through their terms and conditions I came to know that they were not licensed or insured. I asked them about the same but they forestalled my query by saying that their old license expired and they have applied for the new one. As for insurance they said, they never broke or misplaced any product, therefore, they do not need to provide any insurance. A little bit took aback by their cockiness I bit back my retort and had almost made up my mind not to hire them when they got a call of famous personality who needed their moving services. I immediately sat back again to avail of their services.

They promised to visit my house after two days to take into account the items they need to pack so that they can bring the moving truck and book storage facility and cargo services accordingly. Only If I could see through their shadiness I would have never ever hired them.

As promised, they arrived at the designated time. But I was a bit shocked to look at the movers. They were huge, bulky and had nasty odors emanating from them. They didn’t greet me at the doorstep instead just barged in, Moreover, they were not even wearing their company uniform. A little bit offended I showed them the things that they were required to move. While showing them around we came into my kitchen. I wanted to show them my state of the art appliances but a small sound of moan, munch and crunch made me turn sharply and look at them wearily. My eyes literally bulged out when I saw them devouring my freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. I was disgusted would be a huge understatement. First of all, where were their basic manners? They should have at least asked me. I would have made them tea to go along with it. I was about to ask them when suddenly I witnessed the most horrendous site of my life. One of the movers just wiped his hands on the back of my kitchen dining table chair. Enough! It was the last nail in the coffin. I immediately told them in the curt tone that I will call them to tell my decision. Suddenly, I felt out of breath and creeped out. I just wanted these unhygienic, unpolished and ungentlemanly aliens out of my house. I immediately called their company and complained about them. Crying inconsolably at my naivety, I called my best friend up and asked her to recommend me best moving companies in Darby PA.

Today, when I look back at that dreadful day I just want to hide inside my duvet and never show my face to anyone. What huge blunder I was going to make. It was as if divine help intervened and saved me from them. I was truly lucky and cheap companies do really help you out.

If we notice then it reveals that all human beings have a common plant and goal in life. We grow up, we struggle to achieve our goal. Thereafter, we want a home, spouse, and kids. It had been 4 years since I entered the mainstream. My friends used to tell me about their new homes. I wanted to have a home designed by my wife. Rosaline is an architect and we often used to talk about our home. We were adjusting in a narrow apartment to save money. We planned to buy a home within 2 years. Those 2 years, we worked like robots. Both of us were sacrificing many things. Most of all, we were sacrificing our golden time. After two years, we had enough money to get us a cozy home in Camden, NJ. I was amazed when Rosaline showed me beautiful sketches of a home. She covered almost every area in her sketches including bedroom, bathroom, lounge, lawn, and garage. I don’t know when she found time to do this. She wanted to have a home just like that. There was just one problem that if we have to get exact home then we would have to build it can’t buy. None of us had time to involve in the construction of the home. Rosaline easily agreed to buy and home and manage to have maximum home remodeling the way she wanted to have. I have been lucky that it was one of the easiest things to make Rosaline agree with me. She tries her best to keep me in my comfort zone. She facilitates me so much that sometimes I feel burdened. I wonder if she is actually happy with me. I contacted many realtors and showed them sketches of Rosaline. It was very hard to get the same home that she had in her mind. Somehow, I managed to get a beautiful home that had few similarities with Rosaline’s sketches. I was afraid that I signed the title deed without showing her home. Whether she would like that or not. I had the intention to surprise her. I just bought and cleaned that home but left the renovation part for Rosaline so that she can do it as she wanted to. Finally, I told her that we have to go somewhere. I didn’t tell her that I had bought this home. I showed her all corners of the home and enjoyed her excitement. I just said if you love this home we can buy it. I wanted to see her reaction but what she said left me astonished. “Harry, I love this home because you have bought it for me” and her eyes were twinkling and a radiant smile was making her face more beautiful. I don’t know how she knows things that I do not tell her. She is like my mind reader. I love this thing about me but it scares me at the same time. Her love is a blessing as well as a responsibility. Now, she indulges herself in the renovation of that home. She turned it into one of the most beautiful places in the entire world. That may be because she renovated our home but our friends also admired our home. I hired an affordable moving company in Camden, NJ to take our luggage in a new home. We had to sell some stuff because Rosaline bought many new things during the renovation. Our long-distance moving company in Camden, NJ helped us in unpacking the boxes and adjust them in our home. It would have been very difficult to move heavy appliances without their help. Those are the most memorable days of my life. Now we have a kid and we see him growing in this home. Now, I understand the reason that Rosaline wanted to have a home with an open lawn. Our son plays in the lawn for a long time. This spacious lawn has become his playing field. Rosaline says she wanted to have a home with a wide lawn or garden so that kids can play openly and do not fear that ball might break a vas or a windowpane. Life is actually going smooth and I have two reasons for that, my wife and son.

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