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When you are on the move to a new house, you have numerous things to attend to. Every item of your home which you are taking with you requires special attention. Of all the items, what require special care are the antiques and collectibles which you have kept safely and securely until now.
Do you have a habit of collecting antiques from every city you travel or you have those antique wooden art pieces which have been in your family for ages? Well, you need these tips to ensure the safe arrival of these antiques and collectibles to your new home. Have a look at these-
1. Arrange the packing materials
It is advised to hire a professional antiques moving company to move your antiques but if you have taken it on yourself to move your stuff, the first thing you should do when planning a move-out is to buy packing materials, like microfiber cloth, packing paper, air-filled plastic wrap, bubble wraps, packing tape, corner protectors for mirrors and art, moving blankets, boxes, etc. Buying high-quality supplies is of utmost importance.
2. Create an inventory
The amount of stuff you are moving is hugeand remembering every item is not possible for you. When it comes to precious antiques and collectibles, the first thing you should do is to make a list of the items you are moving.You can also take a picture for your records.
3. Get an appraisal
A single bump during the ride can cause youloss of thousand dollars. It is better to hire an appraiser or your insurance agent to get a final appraisal on your antiques so that you can claim the amount of damage if anything happens. Hiring a professional antique moving company may relieve you of this responsibility as most of them get you antiques appraised before packing them.
4. Clean each item and then wrap
Your new house awaits you and you do not want to start a cleaning process as and when you get there. Use a microfiber cloth to clean your antiques before packing them. The first layer of wrap is very important as it ensures whether your antiques will arrive safely at the destination or not.
5. A protective shell
After wrapping the first layer of foam, stretch wrap, bubble wrap, and several others.Make sure that you use crates as outer protection for your stuff.
6. Fill the empty spaces
The empty spaces in the boxes will cause damage to the stuff during lifting or moving the boxes. If there is an empty space in the boxes, left after keeping the antiques, fill it with crunched newspapers.
7. Label the boxes
It is advised to label the boxes as per their contents so that the person lifting or moving them will exercise due care in moving them. Use a permanent marker and make sure that the label is visible. It will also help you at the time of unpacking.
An antique is a valuable possession and holds emotional value. That’s why you must exercise reasonable care for moving them. You must hire a professional antiques moving company for a safe arrival of your valuable art pieces and furniture in their best condition.