Antique Furniture Company
Moving a household is hard enough; however, relocating antiques can add to the challenge that moving companies face. Not only do antiques usually have a higher monetary and sentimental value than modern furnishings, they can also be more delicate and breakable. Owners of vintage furniture need to notify their moving company that they will be relocating antiques, then take steps ahead of time to minimize the possibility of damage. With good planning up front, these valuable furnishings can be safely packed and transported by movers with few problems.
Inventory, Appraise, and Insure
The first steps in a successful relocation that includes antique furniture is to take an inventory of these items, then financially protect them. Document all pieces and relevant information such as brand name, production year, and other details that help to identify and value them. List any existing damage or repairs and anything else that accurately represents the pieces before movers arrive.
Next, all vintage furnishings should be appraised by an appraiser qualified particularly in antique furniture to determine current value. Separately insure the items based on this valuation, as the insurance included by most moving companies does not cover high-valued or antique items. When this is done, they can be packed and loaded by the moving company on relocation day.
Plan The Way Out.. and In
Assess the size of antique furnishings and how they need to be moved through and out of the house and into the new residence. The less time spent being lifted and maneuvered by movers, the safer these pieces will be. Measure pieces ahead of time, estimating space for padding and crates, then make a plan for relocating the items from the current residence into the new one.