High rise, moving day .... the Spanish Way ...

@sueznewz2 (9835)
Alicante, Spain
March 20, 2017 11:27am CST
I've no doubt this system is used in other countries where there are blocks of flats and apartments..., and perhaps High rise might be exaggerating as it is only six floors... Lol Some blocks of flats have a dedicated lift to accommodate larger loads...like furniture... ours does not ... but there is another system that is very popular here in Spain, that is to hire an external lift, see post photo..., It looks like a fireman's ladder... it is extended to the desired floor, and a little platform is attached to some wheels, that then travel up and down the ladder taking several items up at once... i've just seen a washing machine go up... on one load, then two bedside tables, a suitcase, a lamp and a microwave... on another load, I suppose you have to load according to the weight limit... but it was quite interesting to watch for a couple of minutes... I went out because our dog started barking as some people were shouting instructions to one another... The owners of the furniture were standing on the veranda receiving their belongings, and then calling back down to the lorry driver to call the lift down again to load up the next lot. it's a great labour saving devise. and took a lot of the strain out of moving day ...
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@jaboUK (53529)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 17
What a great idea that is. Saves all that hauling up the stairs.
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
20 Mar 17
It does doesn't it Janet... are you having a nice time ? ... email us about what is a good time for us all to meet up and have a coffee or something to eat ok...
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@jaboUK (53529)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 17
@sueznewz2 I already emailed Maggs - didn't she get it? I'll email you instead.
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
20 Mar 17
@jaboUK yes she did get it...but had not checked her email yesterday or today until I just mentioned that you had emailed her ok we'll get back to you..
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@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Mar 17
That's a great way to get stuff up several floors. I haven't seen anything like this in Australia but that doesn't mean we don't have it. How interesting.
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
21 Mar 17
It is probably used more in the cities @JudyEv where there are more blocks of flats....
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@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Mar 17
@sueznewz2 Reminds me of the funny song about trying to get a piano up the stairs and into a room. They keep stopping to have a cup of tea.
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
21 Mar 17
@JudyEv if you remember it perhaps you could share it... ??
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@Juliaacv (29579)
• Canada
20 Mar 17
What a great idea! I've never seen this done before, but it beats waiting on the service elevator to haul things upstairs.
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
20 Mar 17
it does doesn't it... @Juliaacv
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@marlina (72572)
• Canada
20 Mar 17
Pretty smart way to ease the moving day!
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
20 Mar 17
I think so too...@marlina
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Mar 17
That device sure saves am lot of time and effort
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
20 Mar 17
it does doesn't it... @Hatley and probably less likely to be damaged...
@PatZAnthony (12573)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
20 Mar 17
We have watched videos of people in New York City have things delivered in this manner. It is a clever way to do things, isn't it?
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
20 Mar 17
I thought so too.... Pat @PatZAnthony it takes a lot of the heavy work out of moving day.....
@Corbin5 (102758)
• United States
20 Mar 17
That ladder is a handy device in that it makes the work so much easier.
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
20 Mar 17
It sure does .... @Corbin5 one you get over the nervousness of watching your belongings floating in mid air.... lol
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@BelleStarr (37600)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Mar 17
I have never seen anything quite like that, I have always seen things being moved on the elevator.
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
20 Mar 17
I'd heard about it ... @BelleStarr but this is the first time I've seen it ...
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@LadyDuck (151753)
• Switzerland
20 Mar 17
This system is widely used in Italy and I have also seen this used in France and Monte-Carlo when we lived there. Not all the apartment building are new, the old ones had no big special lifts for the movers.
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
20 Mar 17
I thought they were used in other countries too...@LadyDuck... and you're right some of the older blocks do not have lifts or lifts big enough for furniture....
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• United States
20 Mar 17
I have never seen or heard of moving that way. I think in the US it would put too many out of a job.
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@sueznewz2 (9835)
• Alicante, Spain
20 Mar 17
that's very true @AbbyGreenhill it would have quite an impact on the jobs...
• New Delhi, India
20 Mar 17
True
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• Pamplona, Spain
24 Apr 17
We have seen that used also. They took us up all our furniture on that Gadget thing. Saves a heck of a lot of time.