Tips for Moving Antiques
Moving Antiques is a risky business, and you absolutely need to select a moving company that has the expertise and experience to move your extremely valuable antiques.
Some basic packing tips for valuables and collectibles:
- Wrap all fragile items in bubble wrap, then packing paper.
- Use colored tissues to wrap small items to prevent them from getting lost in the box.
- Fill all the gaps in a box with packing material or crumpled papers.
- Make sure to securely close all boxes with packing tape.
- Label all the boxes to identify the items and mark them as fragile.
Tips on Making Sure your Antiques are Moved Safely:
- Your collectibles are prized and often irreplaceable, as such, they should be appraised prior to moving them. Multiple appraisals, if possible. Make a detailed inventory (including value estimates) and take pictures or videos of all items.
- Talk to your moving company about the value of your possessions and what their coverage plans are. Most companies will offer special coverage for very high-value items. All of your possessions must be fully covered.
- Get your antiques ready for packing. Make sure everything is organized, clean, and empty. Treat furniture and related items with oil or appropriate protectants, especially if they will be stored for any length of time.
- If you are packing any of your own possessions, then make sure you have good quality packing materials. Pack, wrap, and protect all your items for moving days. Label everything clearly and let your movers know if anything needs special handling.
- Delivery and unpacking – carefully check your inventory of antiques before signing for receipt. Ensure all services (unpacking, placement, reassembly) have been completed correctly and, of course, that nothing has been damaged.
The Preferred Movers Network is dedicated to providing you with the best services available to move and deliver all of your invaluable antiques successfully and safely. We have an extensive network of moving and storage companies that are tops in the industry and will guarantee you the best possible, trouble-free move from your old home to your new one.
If you have any questions, need more information, or just want to talk to someone about all that we can do for you, then please give us a call at (888) 985-5629.