When it comes to moving, packing is the hardest part of the process. It takes a lot of time and energy. And if you don’t know some tips and tricks on how to make packing most efficient, it can even take you more time to finish it. It gets even harder when you have to pack and move antiques. Antiques are delicate and usually very valuable and expensive. Having these items in your home when it is time to move to a different home makes the whole process much more stressful. This is because antiques are irreplaceable because they are, well, antiques. And when you are moving, you need to move these items too all while keeping them as safe as possible and away from damages. If that is exactly what you are going to have to deal with during your next relocation, you are in the right place. We gathered the best tips for packing and moving antiques. Use them and your relocation process won’t be as hard as you thought it will be.
Hire reliable movers to pack and move your antiques
If you don’t know how to do this properly and you want to keep your antiques as safe as possible, hire a packing service for these items. Not many people know that experts can help you pack properly, even when it comes to items such as antiques. These are professionals who are ready for packing your fragile belongings. And if you don’t have the time to pack up your whole home, they can do this too. Packing services are great for those who are busy or unable to pack themselves.
And as far as moving your antiques goes, this is definitely something you need the help of professional movers. Even if you don’t own any antiques in your home, moving without movers is only going to make this whole process a lot more stressful. Professional movers are there to do all the hard physical work for you. This means that you won’t be too tired after relocation and you will also stay away from injuries. Moving causes a lot of injuries and it is truly the last thing you need during this period of time. So, antiques or no antiques, hiring movers is a must-do if you want to have a stress-free move.
Get the necessary packing supplies
If you decide to do the packing yourself because you feel like you are going to do it better or you simply don’t want to spend money on a packing service, the first thing you need to do is get the necessary packing supplies. Depending on which antiques you own and their size, the packing supplies are going to vary. But here are some of the things that you are definitely going to need:
- Cardboard or plastic boxes
- Bubble pack
- Packing peanuts
- Wrapping paper
How to pack antiques?
We think that it is much better to use plastic boxes when it comes to packing and moving antiques. They are sturdier and better. They also keep the moisture away and are much easier to carry. Plastic boxes are reusable and they are great for storage. The only disadvantage is that they are a bit more expensive than cardboard boxes. But, if you truly want to keep your antiques safe and sound, investing in these boxes won’t be a problem. Bubble pack, packing peanuts, wrapping paper, and blankets come in handy for securing these items in the box. Wrap your antiques up so they don’t break. Use foil to keep the moisture away if you are moving during winter. Rope and tape come in handy for securing the boxes so they don’t open up during the relocation process.
When it comes to packing and moving antiques you can’t be too generous when you are using these packing supplies. Don’t be afraid to use as much as you think is needed to keep your items safe. It is better to do this than to later regret not using enough bubble pack or tape. But if you move with Purple Heart Moving Group, not using enough packing supplies won’t be a problem because they are professional movers.
How to move antiques on your own?
If you are having a local move and you aren’t hiring movers, you can move these items on your own even though we don’t advise you do so. But regardless, we are going to give you a few pointers and tips on how you can do just that. For a DIY antique-relocation, you are definitely going to need plenty of packing supplies. You are also going to need a helping hand. It is always better to have someone helping you do this and it is much safer for both you and your belongings. You can also purchase moving tools and gadgets such as trolleys, lifters, etc. They are going to come in handy if you have antique items that are big and heavy.
When lifting heavy items make sure you stretch first and then do the lifting. Lifting is a form of exercise and you should always stretch before exercising. Lift by bending your knees and keeping your back straight. This way you won’t get any back injuries. Have someone helping you do this. You are also going to need good shoes and clothes for this. If you drop something, you need to have your feet as protected as possible so avoid wearing slippers and sandals. But if you want to make moving easier, simply hire movers.