The first job of the day is for a family moving to the south of France. As a couple with two children, they have a lot to take and have decided to go with a dedicated truck to carry their possessions, while the family will drive down themselves.
The children are fascinated to watch, especially checking to make sure we pack their toys and devices carefully. The family has quite a collection of DVDs, and we’ve brought plenty of boxes specially for them.
They have several porcelain ornaments which need a lot of care, each wrapped individually and stored with plenty of packing between them. They also have a few painting — hardly old masters, but valuable to them, of course. We wrap them in acid-free paper before packing them securely.
We’re done by lunchtime, and the truck pulls away on its journey south. The children wave it off, then prepare for their own departure, while we head off to the next job.