Moving is always about separation. But not with your stuff, of course. But the next question you will ask to yourself in surprise is: where did we get so much stuff? And if small things are just tedious to load, interior items require special treatment when moving long-distance. It is natural when one generation passes down family antique valuables to their descendants. This heritage is an embodiment of family memories and feelings. It has survived the test of time but it is under the risk not to survive the move. So the question is how to move antique items without any damage?
First of all, you need to verify whether the item is of artistic value and whether it is considered to be an antique piece of art. Age plays a crucial role when moving antiques. But not all old or antique items automatically become valuable in terms of culture and history. Furniture, cutlery, books, works of art are usually among them.
We are here to provide you with a sample list of criteria to determine the value of an antique item:
The next step is to find a trustworthy antique furniture appraiser who will assess the actual worth of your antique items as verification of their value.
Not every moving company provides services for transporting antiques. The degree of its preservation and lack of damage is of great importance for the value of an antique item. So, the safety of a moving truck provided is crucial when moving antique items. Check that the movers provide adequate cushioning of antique items during the move. Discuss liability coverage with the representative of a reliable moving company beforehand.
Create a detailed inventory list of your antique furniture pieces with the information of its today’s condition, the year of manufacturing, value, and photos. Thorough photos are very effective in case of claiming against a moving company for damages that were made during the move.
When preparing to move, it is important to consider every detail. Planning is vital. With proper knowledge of packing your belongings and additional tips moving process will be easy and carefree. We are ready to provide you with all kinds of information concerning your move. Being named one of the trustworthy moving companies by our customers we provide all kinds of services and most reasonable prices. Don’t hesitate and call us as soon as possible.