How to transport and pack antique furniture in total safety…
Keeping and protecting precious and delicate objects linked to the past is a heavy task that requires care, patience and constancy. To clean a drawer unit of the late nineteenth century you can certainly not use the same methods with which you clean a modern closet: the materials are completely different and consequently the care and attention must be greater when it comes to antique furniture.
And if you have to move for a move? Let’s see how you can transport antiques without running into unpleasant inconveniences making the operation as safe as possible.
When you have to free the house from all that is inside it because of a move begins the organization of all the operations to be done. If the house is full of antiques, the movement and transport operations become even more delicate and should be as precise as possible.
It is a good and right thing to follow simple measures to avoid damaging or ruining these precious works of art.
Let’s see how to proceed with the packaging phase to be able to transport antique furniture safely in our new home.
The first thing to do (after having of course emptied doors and drawers) is to draw up a list of all the furniture and vintage objects that we have to avoid “losing pieces” during transport and be able to speed up the control at the time of unloading.
To make reassembly even easier when repositioning in the new home, you could also proceed by photographing all the pieces before packing them.
After you have “recorded” everything, proceed with the packaging.
You’ll need them:
- wooden platforms (even the most common pallets are fine) and straps;
- wooden crates or boxes of the right size;
- rolls of bubble wrap, polyethylene foam for packaging;
- wrapping paper, adhesive tape and twine.
So start packing everything with care, so that those who will have to carry antiques can do so safely, minimizing the possibility of causing damage to your antique furniture.
The drawers and doors of dressers, bedside tables, drawers and various pieces of furniture we recommend you to lock them with paper tape and then wrap them with pluriball and scotch. Then place them on the platform, blocking them with straps or insert them into wooden crates by inserting polyethylene foam to minimize the movements, then seal the crate well with nails or tape.
On the outside, always remember to specify the contents of the boxes or crates by attaching a card that facilitates identification and can also be of help to those who have to carry antiques. You could use a pen or sticker of a different colour and draw an arrow and the “high” logo to ensure that the containers are not tipped over.
If you are packing instead of tables, chairs or sofas that are particularly precious or delicate, always use sheets of bubble wrap and scotch or plastic or fabric sheets.
To move these heavier objects around the house, we recommend reading this article. After you have packed your furniture.
Start arranging all your most precious antiques with the same process as your furniture:
- take pictures of the items and put them on a list;
- remove any protruding parts that are more easily damaged;
- pack them with bubble wrap or sheets of newspaper and adhesive tape;
- insert them into the boxes, trying to fill the empty spaces with polystyrene chips or pieces of expanded polyethylene;
- Close the boxes well with scotch and write on the outside what the contents of the boxes are.
Now that everything is ready you can start looking for someone who can carry antiques.
Who to turn to? Certainly not to an unprovided or a beginner. We need serious people here! And with the times that are going on, it’s not easy to find them…
Macingo.com is looking for a transporter to take care of your precious cargo: just like that, in order to be able to transport antiques you need people who are experts in these particular types of removals. And transporters so you can find them only on our platform!
Isn’t that how to do it? It’s really very simple: if you’re transporting antiques, simply enter a transport request on Macingo.com, specifying the quantity of goods to be moved and the characteristics of your antiques furniture. Then the transporters will send you their quotes and you just have to choose the one that best suits your needs.