Have you ever tried to move your fridge? It’s not an easy task, is it? Imagine that you have to move a large, antique piano or a wooden table without damaging it – that would be a challenge! You’ll need much more packing materials, time, energy and patience. We understand that moving antiques may sound terrifying that’s why we prepare some tips which help you do it quickly and stress-free.
Moving antiques requires extra care and attention. Not only because they are valuable, but also because they can be extremely fragile. Read our short guide and move your antique furniture with FV Removals team!
The antique move should always start with a consultation – a moving expert will come to your home and ask some questions concerning your precious furniture. In FV Removals we believe that only an open communication and mutual respect can lead to a successful and smooth move. Asking us for help with moving antiques you must prepare yourself for a long conversation which will help us to create a plan for packing and transporting your antiques safe.
Inventory And Financial Protection
One of the most essential steps when moving antiques is to take an inventory of them. Firstly, document all relevant information – production year, brand name and other details which will help to identify and value your furniture. Secondly, list any existing damage or repairs before a moving company arrival and appraise your antiques by a qualified appraiser to determine their current value. Don’t also forget to ask your moving company about individual insurance for your unique sofa or table.
Packing is not as simple as it may seem. You have to grab some packing materials like boxes, packing tapes, stretch wraps or old newspapers. Don’t also forget about labelling your stuff. Use carton labels and thick permanent marker – you will quickly identify your things after a removal. You can also add useful notes like „don’t load”, „fragile”, „loose parts” or „bedroom”. What’s more, antiques should be disassembled as much as possible and carefully wrapped to prevent any damage and reduce shock during transport. Some furniture or their pieces should be packed in a wooden crate for the best protection. What’s more, stuff which can be damaged by moisture must be wrapped in a waterproof material. Done? Great, now it’s time to transport your antique furniture to its new home.
The safest way to transport your valuable furniture to your new home is to hire a responsible and experienced moving company. FV Removals team (David, Jacob, Arek, Mark, and Bartek) has the full equipment not only to pack and secure your antiques but also to transport them. Our vans and trucks are modern and adapted for also moving fragile and valuable stuff. Before a moving day, our experts will assess the size of antiques and check how they need to be moved out of the house and into the new apartment – the less time the furniture is lifted and manoeuvered, the safer it is.
Antiques are not only a part of the past but can also be an excellent investment for those who enjoy preserving history. To ensure their safety during relocation, rent a moving company which has experience with packing and transporting antiques and enjoys a good reputation. Always remember to check the reviews and read the moving companies’ websites carefully. This way your valuable antique furniture can be safely relocated to a new home without any damage!
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