Talking about relocation whether it is anywhere, like to nearby area or interstate it can be stressful. You need to pack up of your entire house from large pieces of furniture down to the last article of clothing and knick-knack on the shelf.
We have a special affection for the beautiful antiques, collectibles, and pieces of art and we love adding to our collection with newest, most contemporary and shiny pieces of modern design and technology which not only fill our homes but they also tell a story to define the nostalgic beauty. They are not valued in terms of prices but for their sentimental value. But when it comes to moving with the antiques it becomes slightly difficult and challenging.
Here are some tips to follow when you planning to relocate with the antiques and collectibles
- Find Quality Boxes
When it comes to relocating with antiques, you have got a few options when it comes to finding boxes. So in that situation, you can buy new boxes, used ones or borrow from a friend who has recently moved.
- Reinforce the Boxes
If you are keeping heavy or fragile items inside the box, you need to strengthen the box by using two extra strips of packing tape on the bottom of the box. It’s an easy process you just need to use two extra strips of packing tape for the support.
- Pad and Protect
When it comes to packing the antique or fragile items make sure you use the padded or cushioned materials such as Styrofoam peanuts, bubble wrap or crunched newspaper. Well if you want you can also use old shirts, towels or linen to protect the items. You can use any material just make sure whatever material you use should be clean.
- Special Boxes
When packing the flat items such as mirrors and paintings you need special boxes for that. You can order them from online or purchase it from your professional removal company. Make sure you ask for the corner protectors that will give an extra layer of protection for larger items.
- Label It
When you packing antique or fragile items make sure you label it ‘FRAGILE’ with a permanent marker but if you want you can also use labels. Generally, labels of low quality get the peel off during the move, so to avoid this situation you need to buy the high quality labels. The letters should be large so that it’s easily visible that the box contains fragile items.
- Bubble Wrap
When you packing the antique items, it’s recommended to use an extra layer of bubble wrap on the bottom of the reinforced box this will add an extra layer of protection.
- Protecting Metal Items
Items made of metal like toys; silverware and brass lamps can easily be harmed or scratched during removal, to avoid this situation wrap them with bubble wrap or by placing them in a box filled with Styrofoam peanuts.
If you want to move fine art, mirrors, antiques, and other valuable items the best way will be hiring a professional for the job. This will ensure that you get the highest level of caring during the move with their skilled team on board. Contact us now!