Here in Amsterdam there are a lot of canal houses. Most of them have really
steep stairs inside which make moving in and out -VERY- difficult, normally.
So, clever movers have devised a much faster and better way to move your stuff.
They bring two trucks. One with your stuff, and another with a lift.

Also, if you have big stuff to throw away, you can call the city and they will
tell you when you can put your stuff out on the street for the “grofvuil” truck
to collect.
People throw away the strangest things. The 7-foot tall “U S” letters for example:

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