The seven tips for moving antiques you need to know

Moving valuable antiques requires exceptional care to avoid costly breakages, dents and scratches. Here are seven tips for safely moving your antiques:

1. Take pictures

Document the condition of your items before packing by taking pictures. This will come in handy if you need to make a during-transit damage claim.

2. Clean

Clean each item thoroughly to prevent dust and debris from harming delicate antiques.

3. Wrap

Completely wrap furniture in blankets or specialist wrapping material to provide maximum protection during transport. Securely tape the wrapping material in place.

4. Insurance

Insure your items while they are in transit. Your moving company should be able to arrange this.

5. Don’t rush

Take your time when packing and handling antique pieces. Rushing can lead to careless accidents and irreplaceable damage.

6. Find a professional removal company

Hire an experienced professional Liverpool removal company. Talk to Merseyside Movers & Storers rather than attempting to move valuable antiques on your own. We’ll take care of everything from packing them up securely to moving them across town or overseas.

7. Check for damage

Upon arrival, carefully check for any damage that may have occurred during transport and notify the insurance company promptly if necessary.

Antiques are one of the most difficult items to move as they are fragile, often unique, and irreplaceable. This means they need special care and attention during the packing and moving process. Let Merseyside Movers & Storers take care of your precious antiques, making sure that they arrive safe and sound.