Your antique furniture has been a valued part of the family for decades, if not multiple generations. It’s worth treating these items with a little extra care when you move. But many homeowners don’t have the training or knowledge to properly transport valuables and delicate antiques. This is where an experienced moving company comes in.
Professionally trained packers can secure your belongings so you don’t have to worry about them getting scratched or dented during transport.
Methods Used to Protect Antique Furniture
Moving companies use a few different methods for packing and transporting furniture safely. Some of these techniques may be combined for increased protection. Your mover will usually decide what options is the best depending on the item you need to move.
Pad Wrapping Furniture and Antiques
All movers use furniture pads and blankets to cover clients’ belongings when about to move them out of the house. These simple cotton or woolen blankets are thick enough to keep items from getting scratched or from scratching and denting the walls and door jambs.
Use of Plastic Wrap
Sometimes, movers will wrap antique furniture in plastic wrap before moving it. Plastic wrap is best used on pieces with removable parts, like drawers or cushions. Simply securing these parts in place before moving is easier than attempting to carry the item out as-is and risking damage or injury.
Custom Crating is an Option
You may also be interested in having valuable artwork and delicate furniture crated for transport. Skilled movers can offer custom crating services for clients who want to ensure there is no shifting inside the box during a move. These custom-built crates are made to be just slightly larger than the item. It’s an added cost that you have to pay but is worth it when worried about moving high-value antiques.
What Pieces Can Arnoff Moving & Storage Transport for You?
Arnoff Moving & Storage provides full moving services for customers, including the transport of antique furniture. Our moving company can arrange short-term storage, sell you the necessary packing supplies for your move, offer custom crating, and provide padding or plastic wrapping.
We’re happy help you move a wide variety of valuable antique furniture, like:
- Bedroom Sets
- Canopy Beds
- China Cabinets
If you are planning to move soon, reach out to Arnoff Moving & Storage about our services. Just give us a call or fill out our online form to set up a free consultation and cost estimate.