How to Move Your Antiques the Right Way
Get an Appraisal
In case your items do get damaged, it’s best to know the true worth of your antiques. Get an appraisal done prior to moving so you have complete coverage. You will be transferring your home owners insurance policy regardless so you will need to know the value of expensive belongings.
To ensure you are getting a good appraiser ask an insurance agent, attorney, or bank official for a recommendation.
Prepare and Clean Thoroughly
For fine china, wrap each dish individually in tissue paper. Stemware should be placed carefully in individual containers.
When cleaning your antiques before your move overseas, purchase quality cleaning products from your local hardware store. Make sure to stay away from oil or wax on wood because this could soften the finish and create imprinting. Additionally, stay away from tape as it sticks to the surface and leaves hard to remove traces.
Position Belongings in the Truck Carefully
If you have decided to move antiques in the truck yourself, place everything strategically. Do not push or slide items. For items that cannot be carried, use a dolly so you do not cause any added damage. If you have items that can be easily broken, position them in the truck where they cannot be hit or touched by other belongings.
Do An Inventory
When you arrive at your new location, make sure you count each item. You do not want to unpack all your belongings and then later realize you are missing something. Take that extra time out of your day to see if all your antiques are present.
For quality care and quick moving, contact SDC International Shipping. Our professional movers have the skills and training to move your belongings the correct way.