The Fairytale World of Moving [13 Magical Awards]
“When all other lights go out”, we could use a bit of true magic in our lives, couldn’t we?
Luckily for us, scattered bits of pure magic can be found in the strangest of places when we least expect it – like when we’re moving from one home to another.
A residential move is the very last place we’d ever look for enchantment, spells, and even witchcraft, right?
Wrong. Moving house is nothing more than an extraordinary story, a single page ripped off from our own personal books of fairy tales.
All we ever have to do is open our minds wider and look harder in order to find those fantastic and magical moments that will help us keep our sanity during one of life’s most stressful events.
Are you ready to take a leap of faith into the magical world of moving house?
Let’s do it together.
Best Local Mover
The Seven Dwarfs
from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs /by the Brothers Grimm/
The seven dwarfs have gained extensive moving experience while transporting Snow White in her glass coffin from their house deep into the forest. The hard work in the mines has made them extremely strong and tough.
Moreover, they work in complete unison with each other and can get any moving job done in no time.
Best Long Distance Mover
The Wild Swans
from The Wild Swans /by Hans Christian Andersen/
Having a flock of wild swans at your beck and call is like having eleven private airplanes at your disposal. Just strap your household goods safely on their backs and watch them fly away at the speed of sound towards your destination.
After the speedy cross country move is over, thank your loyal bird friends and treat them to a delicious mix of fresh corn off the cob, fresh peas, grated carrot and chopped broccoli. No onion or garlic, please.
Worst Removal Team
The Forty Thieves
from Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves /One Thousand and One Nights/
Well, isn’t it, like, obvious?
Okay, in case it isn’t that obvious, let’s just mention real quick that the infamous band of forty thieves has won the prestigious Rogue Mover of the Year award five years in concession. And, judging from the overwhelming number of complaints so far, it looks like they’re the strong favorites to make it six in a row.
Oh, and if you’re still not sure whether to hire their moving services or not, maybe their motto /We Remove Goods For Good/ will help you make up your mind.
Best International Move
Wendy and her brothers
from Peter Pan /by J. M. Barrie/
Wendy and her brothers relocate from London to a fictional place called Neverland – a land of pure magic that isn’t on any maps, past or present.
Can you even try to guess how far away Neverland is? Well, nobody knows for sure, but some say that that secret destination is located farther than… far, far away.
And besides, fairy dust is required to fly to Neverland. So, you get the idea.
Best Moving Truck
The Golden Carriage
from Cinderella /by Charles Perrault/
The Golden Carriage is an enchanted pumpkin that can fit any number and size of household items – pretty handy, don’t you think?
Also, you can’t go any more eco-friendly than this means of transportation! Once the moving job is complete, the “moving truck” is poofed back into a pumpkin, the horses into mice, the coachman into a rat, and the footmen into lizards.
No environmentally harmful exhaust gasses either – аs neat a moving job as ever!
Moving Trucks Guide /All you ever wanted to know about moving trucks!/
Best Residential Mover
from Aladdin /One Thousand and One Nights/
The powerful Genie transports the magnificent castle he has built for Aladdin from the desert to the capital city. Without complaining. Without breaking a sweat. Without packing any household items either.
And, believe it or not, the Genie completes that incredible feat without even bothering to ask Aladdin /filthy rich by then/ for a tip at the end of the long distance move. Best.Residential.Mover.Ever!
Worst New Home
The Straw House & The Sticks House
from The Three Little Pigs
We all know what happens in this fairy tale, right?
The first pig is too lazy to put some real effort into constructing his new house, so he chooses straw as the main (and only) building material. Then comes the famished bad wolf and blows it down.
The second pig, having worked harder to build himself a house from sticks, shares the same fate. Then, the two poor piglets run off and take refuge in their third brother’s brick dwelling.
Hooray for the smart and hardworking little piglet! By the way, it’s always the third sibling that saves the day, isn’t it?
Moral of the story: Never stop believing that your extra efforts at work will one day be greatly rewarded.
Least Accessible Home
closely followed by
Sleeping Beauty’s Castle
from Sleeping Beauty
Rapunzel – the most beautiful girl in the entire world, is locked away in a tall tower in the middle of a forest, with neither stairs nor a door. The tower has only one room and one window. Plus, the only way to reach the golden-haired beauty is to call out, “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair, so that I may climb the golden stair”.
The castle where Sleeping Beauty has fallen into a deep 100-year sleep is surrounded by a forest of trees, brambles, and thorns which shield the place from the outside world. Nobody goes in, period. Well, a handsome prince is always the happy exception to the rule.
Now, think of the skyrocketing long carry fees if any of the two lovely girls were to employ the services of a professional mover!!!
Most Mobile Home
Baba Yaga’s Hut
from Eastern European folklore tales
The powerful artifact and home of the infamous witch Baba Yaga stands on its own chicken legs and is fenced off by human skulls. The hut can just up and start walking in any direction pointed out by its master.
Wouldn’t you just give
anything everything all to have an enchanted home like Baba Yaga’s hut? No change of address notifications needed either.
Best Moving Infrastructure
The Yellow Brick Road
from The Wizard of Oz /by L. Frank Baum/
Want to meet the great and powerful Wizard of Oz? Just follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City /not Seattle, WA, the other one/.
The best thing about following your own life path to a new home is that, if you ever find yourself in some kind of a trouble, there are many true friends along the way who will be willing to help you.
Or at least that’s how the story goes.
Let friends help you move /Enjoy the ultimate moving game!/
Biggest Moving Risk
The Big Bad Wolf
from Little Red Riding Hood /by Charles Perrault/
A wolf will always remain a wolf even in sheep’s clothing. And the Big Bad Wolf is the toughest, meanest and hungriest
hombre lobo wolf of them all. He has no moral scruples and will do anything to get his dirty hands on any kind of food. The starving brute has also mastered the art of sweet-talking, lying and misdirection.
Still think risk assessment when moving to another home is overrated?
Biggest Moving Stressor
The White Rabbit
from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland /by Lewis Carroll/
It’s Moving day, also known as the Big Day, the Dread Day, or the OhMyGod Day.
And if you have someone by your side who’s constantly looking at their watch and muttering, “Oh dear! Oh dear! We shall be too late!”, then expect your stress level to shoot straight through the roof.
Top 10 most stressful tasks moving tasks /And of course, how to handle them!/
Best Moving Advisor
Puss in Boots
from Puss in Boots /by Charles Perrault/
closely followed by
The Magic Mirror
from Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs
Puss in Boots will provide you with a priceless moving strategy that may help you move from a poor miller’s house into a magnificent castle previously owned by a fearful ogre. And if you’d like to marry a king’s daughter, he can arrange that too.
The Magic Mirror is ready to answer the toughest questions you can come up with, but beware: the answers are even tougher riddles that may leave you scratching your head in bewilderment.
Want some more?
Then why don’t you write your own fairy-tale moving idea below? I’ll be looking forward to reading it, I promise.
Yours, Joshua Green
Source: My Moving Reviews