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Zoe
Monday 7 January 2008 9.57pm
We chopped up a chair, and the most incredible amount of filling came out, it was so old, it seemed to have disintegrated. It went everywhere, and took weeks to get rid of the last bits.

Hopefully you won't have the same problem!
Monday 7 January 2008 10.13pm
Ours seemed OK - lots of wood, a few springs and a couple of sheets of foam. Didn't seem like there was much to it!
Tuesday 8 January 2008 10.43am
Sounds like you did the best thing- people pay extraordinary amounts of money to move and store things with nothing but sentimental value.
Tuesday 8 January 2008 12.10pm
Not relevant now, but I never understand why we can't have furniture lifts as they do on the Continent, this from a UK remover

"I very often meet clients who have a story to tell about when they first moved to Brussels, and the most common issue is the removal firm failed to take into account the need for an outside lift or a reserved parking space. Result, damage caused to the stairs or walls by trying to fit furniture into spaces not designed for that purpose or frantic calls to a lift company, or a truck that can't park anywhere near the building.

When flat hunting, unless someone specifically points out to you that your mover will have to supply a lift, how would you know about such things? After all, in the UK outside lifts are deemed by the Health & Safety Executive to be too dangerous, so most British people will have never seen one before. But that's where your mover comes in. Most removal firms are professional in what they do, the problem is that all movers claim to do European work and most fail to take in account the access at the destination address. Most apartment buildings in Brussels do NOT permit furniture to be moved up or down the stairs. Older buildings have narrow stairs making it physically impossible to move furniture. However, most apartments have large windows that open into the apartment, and if there's a balcony the job of positioning a lift is made that much easier. "

And no I have no connection with the removers, just spend too much time in Brussels
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