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Every Antique is Different
We Have The Experience and Qualified Movers to Get These Irreplaceable Arts and Antiques Safely into Your New Home
We understand that some items take extra care and some are irreplaceable; when it comes to arts and antiques, we know the specific requirements and have the experience to get these items safely into your new home. Some antique furniture requires special disassembly; we have the experience and qualified movers to complete the disassembly and reassembly at your new home. Every antique is different and our expertise will ensure that you are satisfied with our services.
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For smaller frames, packing paper and bubble wrap will do the trick. Packed in boxes with other fragile items and ones that are on the lighter side. The best way to pack these is to lay the frame glass side against the surface and paper you’re using. Wrap the ends of the paper around the frame as if you’re wrapping a present. Secure the paper by circling with tape both lengthwise and width wise. For additional protection with the corners of the picture frames, you can purchase specialized cardboard protectors. At the time of your booking, ask us about these materials and we will make sure to bring them with us!
For larger pictures and paintings, we will wrap a blanket around them, secure them with the stretch wrap and place them in a gondola box for smooth transportation.
Avoid Using Packing Peanuts...
Take caution when using packing material that can leave stains on canvas paintings or etch glass on frames. Newspaper, for example is not recommended. Even if it doesn’t get wet, the ink can still easily rub off. Also, avoid using packing peanuts. Peanuts have the obnoxious tendency to break into little pieces and get into everything. They wedge themselves into tiny spaces like the frames of the glass and stick to surfaces like glue with the slightest bit of moisture. When loading these boxes of pictures into the truck, always pack the boxes right side up to ensure the pictures absorb the pressure during transportation.
Antiques are often valuable and irreplaceable,
and we handle every piece with the utmost care
The Best Way To Move Antiques
Antiques are often valuable and irreplaceable to their owners. They could also be worth quite a bit of money, not to mention sentimental value. From inherited furniture that has survived the Civil War, to hand crafted heirlooms passed down through five generations of children; every piece needs to be handled delicately, with the utmost care.
Due of the age of the most antique items, it is common that pieces might be missing or loose. It’s best to do a careful inspection of these and make them known so when transporting them, there is no further damage done. Always make sure all doors and drawers of the antique furniture are empty. Secure anything that opens with stretch wrap and tape to keep them closed.
Remove any movable or additional pieces from your furniture and pack them separately (knobs, mirrors, etc..) Mark them clearly so they don’t get lost.
Finally, cover the piece with moving blankets and secure the blanket with stretch wrap to protect any glass and to avoid any nicks, dents or scratches.
Some Helpful Tips When Moving Your Antiques...
– If your moving your stuff into a storage unit, please keep in mind that some paintings and antiques actually require a climate controlled environment
– When re locating, your items could possibly be covered by your home insurance policy. If not, it might not be a bad idea to purchase additional coverage from us!
– Crating your antiques is also an option. It is a more expensive approach, but it definitely is secure. If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to ask!
– Write on the boxes or a piece of tape to stick to the piece of furniture to mark it ‘FRAGILE” so it’s very clear to use extra caution.
– Arts and Antiques are usually not an additional charge with us unless they’re over 300 lbs. However, it might be best to purchase some additional coverage for anything with a greater value than $1,000