Moving antiques can be a very tricky business for the average moving company. Unless you have extensive experience moving fragile items and antiques it can be quite a challenge to prepare the process of moving items of a certain age. With the considerable value of antiques it’s very important that you work with a company who is willing to treat your valuables with respect. Here are some of the strategies that we use in moving antiques:
Investing in top quality packing materials: For many antique items we often use triple thick walled cartons for boxes as well as some of the finest bubblewrap and packing materials. By making sure that antiques can be shipped over long distances with the minimal chance of breakage we can really prepare items like porcelain, artwork and other collectibles for moves all over the world.
Rubber straps/packing tape: For any type of furniture that has lose pieces or hinges or breakable faces like a mirror or glass it’s very important that we secure these items to prevent breakage and the chance that they could be handled incorrectly. With the use of professional rubber straps and packing tape we can secure these items and prevent damage over time.
Using labels: For all of the items we move we make sure to use professional labels. Including labels is one of the best ways to make sure that our staff members will handle all boxes that contain antiques with extreme care. Fragile labels for antiques and valuables we often take much more time with and we will wrap with a special consideration on the truck too.
Organization: in many cases we have small sections of our truck which are designed to shield antiques and valuables from items as they could shift during transport. With domed protectors and hardshell packing containers we can work to secure valuable items even over long shipping routes.
Consider some of these top strategies and more as a huge advantage that you can receive by working with a professional moving company for transporting your antiques.