How they move in Korea
Sunnie and I are moving to a new home this week, and we’ve been so busy getting ready!
Thinking about our impending move reminded me of something cool I saw at our apartment complex in Bundang when we were visiting Korea last year. It never really crossed my mind how difficult it must be to move your stuff when you live in a high-rise. But one morning in Bundang, I looked out of the apartment and saw this:
A portable elevated platform to move furniture through the balcony entrance of the apartment – genius!
Now, as someone who once moved his monstrously heavy big screen TV upstairs by laying it across his back and crawling up each step on all fours while a friend and his brother tried to hold it up and not drop it, crushing him like a bug, I highly appreciate the ingenuity of using a traveling elevator platform to move everything instead of dealing with 20 flights of stairs!
I didn’t actually get to see the truck pull up, so I wonder how small the elevator tracks can fold down to, but I bet it’s pretty small. Maybe this is just my small town experience shining through, but I thought this was pretty cool! So tell me urbanites, is this common practice in New York, Chicago, LA, and other big cities?
We’ve got a lot going on this summer, and didn’t even plant our garden this year since we knew we’d be moving, but we did still get broccoli, mustard greens, asparagus, and of course kkaennip from previous years! Our new house unfortunately doesn’t have the room for such a large garden, so we won’t be able to grow quite so much, but if Koreans can grow kkaennip and peppers on their balconies, we can at least do that!