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Tips for Moving Antique Furniture

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Tips for Moving Antique Furniture

In this present and ever-changing world, antiques serve as a reminder of our rich history including those memories that are cherished by our family. Each antique has its own beauty and historical significance that adds to its overall value. Since these precious items come in different forms, designs, and styles moving these to your new home can be challenging. Enough knowledge is needed on how to properly protect and preserve these items from possible damage.

If you want to know how, here are a few tips that you can follow to have a smooth move of antique furniture. 

Assessing the antique furniture

Preparing for a house move should be done ahead of time particularly if you have a great number of precious belongings like antiques. This would be a great time to assess these antiques if you want to keep them or leave them. If you think some of these antiques are not worthy of the effort, time, and money during a move, you still have few options. You can either sell the items on a garage sale, pawnshops, or online websites. This lightens your load, and at the same time, it is a great source of extra income.

You may also give it to some people you know who collect antiques and may be interested in keeping those items for you.

Creating an inventory

Once you identify antique furniture that you will be moving with you, be sure to make an inventory list of these items to avoid forgetting anything during the moving day. If you are planning to hire a moving company to help you out, having a list would be a great help. Remember to include the current condition of each antique (take photos if possible). This is for you to make sure everything arrived safely and to evaluate your valuable belongings for possible damages more easily.

Getting an appraisal

If you are planning to hire Singapore movers for your move, this is a good time to have your valuable possessions appraised. If you are asking yourself why - the reason behind this is you can easily identify the precise value of your antique furniture which is necessary if you want to make any claims if something came up. For a DIY move, this will not be necessary. But if you want to check the prices, you can still have it appraised. 

Purchasing correct insurance

This is important if you own a great number of antique furniture and you will be moving to a new home. There are some possible problems that may occur during the move. These precious possessions may get damaged, lost, or worse stolen. There is a little chance it can happen if you will be hiring trusted and reliable movers to move the antique furniture but as we always hear - better safe than sorry. Yes, it’s true that the items will not be replaced since it’s one of a kind but at least you are properly compensated for those possessions you owned.

Packing properly and carefully

This is the most crucial part during a move, to pack all items properly most especially antique furniture since they are vulnerable to damage. Be sure to assess each antique if they can be disassembled, for easier packing and faster moving. If yes, do it really carefully and slowly to keep parts from breaking. Keep in mind though that some are not fit to be disassembled and others are too old to be taken apart and put back together again.

During packing, avoid direct contact with antiques with plastic wraps since they may trap moisture which can damage the item. Instead, you can use moving blankets or pads as an initial layer of protection.

Be sure to protect the surfaces and corners of the antique furniture. You can use those plastic wraps as second protection. This way, your antiques are safer because of the layers of protection.

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Choosing the right moving company

Hiring a trusted and professional moving company during your house move is a smart step to take especially if you own a number of antique furniture. Make sure that you choose the right moving company based on their experience and skills by checking reviews or asking about other people's experience using their service. This will help you gauge who is knowledgeable and have enough experience to pack and move valuable antique furniture. 

It is never an easy job to move your precious antique furniture. Following these tips will help you get prepared and will save you time, effort, and expenses. If you decide to enlist the help of professional movers to move your antique furniture in Singapore, Wise Move is a great platform to search for Singapore movers all around your area making you feel safe and confident with your precious antique furniture.

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