When it comes to packing, we know that it can be a worry, especially when packing our most valuable and treasured items, such as our antiques. With these items, we need to take extra care when it comes to preparing them for a move to ensure our antiques are safe and protected during our move. It’s worth taking time to prepare and protect our family heirlooms, paintings, or other valuable and loved antiques for a move so that we can enjoy them for generations to come, no matter how many times they have to be moved to a new home.
Moving Mirrors and Antiques
Large flat items such as mirrors and antique paintings need protection from damage during transportation. These items could be at risk of accidental damage such as knocks or accidental falls, so it’s especially important to ensure it is properly packed for the journey.
With these items, the corners should be protected with special cushioning protectors. Bubble wrap and plastic packing sheeting will protect pictures and mirrors from dirt and accidental damage. Custom crates with robust cushioning can also be acquired for extra protection of fragile items such as mirrors and paintings.
Moving Antique Furniture
Although it can be tricky to transport furniture carefully to prevent damage from being caused, damage to antique furniture can be costly especially if a restorer is needed. Rather than having to pay for costly restoration services, it’s better to be prepared. Ensure that you reduce the risk of damage to your larger pieces of antique furniture by having enough people to lift the furniture when needed.
Make sure you plan the move of the furniture carefully to reduce the risk of costly damage. Use lots of padding and packing around the feet and arms of the furniture and make sure that the furniture is not lifted in ways that can damage vulnerable areas such as arms and feet.
Moving Fragile Antiques
Your fragile items such as china, porcelain, and glass antiques need special planning when packing to protect them from damage. To get these items to their destination without damage they need to be packed carefully. To rest and be assured that these items will be protected for the move wrap each item in bubble wrap and then pack it in a crate filled with a shock-absorbent material such as polystyrene chips. This preparation will protect your delicate fragile items for moving.
Moving Silver Antiques
When it comes to transporting your silverware, it’s important to understand what materials you use to wrap them for protection during the move. Make sure that you prevent any risk of tarnishing on their journey by ensuring to use acid-free materials for packing your silverware. Also, be aware of using newspaper for wrapping your items as the ink can rub off and mark your silverware.
Misplacing an antique piece during your move can be upsetting, so it’s better to take an inventory of all your antique items before packing. You can label the crates and boxes with antiques in and then when in their new destination, it is easy to unpack and cross them off your list to make sure all your antiques have arrived safely.
Call Professional Movers
For your peace of mind, it’s always better to call professional movers when it comes to moving your antique furniture and smaller valuable antiques. This will ensure that all your special items are respected, taken good care of, and transported to their destination safely and intact.
If you would like to discuss moving your antiques, you can discuss your needs with Oyster Removals. We can advise and help you to get your antiques and valuables safely to your new home. Get in touch and speak to one of our friendly advisors for more information – 01243 468921