Moving any belongings can be stressful, because of the fear of your items being damaged or lost.
This stress increases tenfold when you have to move valuables and antiques as well.
We’ve put together a list of 5 tips to help you pack your antiques and valuables without fear that
they’ll break during the trip, and minimising the risk of losing them as much as possible.
1. Make a list and take photos of your antiques and other valuable items
This is for both insurance and to ensure that you have a record of what is going to be moved. Go
through the list as you unpack, so you know that everything is accounted for and is in the same
condition as it was before it was moved. It’s also a good idea to get your antiques appraised, and
you’ll need photos for this too.
This way, nothing will get left behind, and if the unthinkable does happen and one of your
collectibles is lost or broken while moving, you’ll have proof for your insurance claims and to show
that an item is yours, if it is eventually found again.
2. Don’t skimp on the quality of your packing supplies
Moving can be an expensive exercise, but you can’t afford not to get high quality materials for
packing your valuables.
Things like wrapping paper, moving boxes, packing tape and bubble wrap are what do the bulk of the
protecting when moving, so be sure to get packing supplies that are affordable but still excellent
3. Be smart when wrapping your valuables
If any of your antiques can be disassembled, it’s a good idea to do so, so that they can be wrapped
more securely. Layering your valuables with great quality packing paper or bubble wrap is important
to keep them safe.
Depending on the type of antique or valuable, you need to use different materials to keep them in
top condition. Our removalists are also experts at packing valuables and antiques, so we recommend
chatting to us about doing your packing, to make your move less stressful.
4. Use scrunched up newspaper or packing paper to fill any spaces in your moving boxes
Empty space in your boxes leaves your valuables vulnerable to being damaged during your move.
The paper provides added protection and stops your items banging together.
For extremely precious antiques and valuables, use bubble wrap and packing peanuts instead. This
offers them a lot more security.
5. Write a label on each box advising that it contains fragile and/or antique items
Labelling moving boxes is useful when organising any move, but it becomes an extremely important
step when you’re moving your breakables and valuables.
Label the boxes with these antiques clearly and legibly, and with a permanent marker so that
everyone involved in moving them knows to take extra care. It also makes unpacking a lot easier
when you know exactly what’s in each box.
The peace of mind you get from using a professional removalist service is priceless – just like your antiques
We hope these tips help you prepare for packing your antiques and valuables for your move. Of
course, if you aren’t confident enough in being able to pack your valuables safely and securely, it’s a
great idea to talk to the experts instead.
You don’t have to worry about organising high quality packing supplies or extra insurance when you
use our professional moving service. Your valuables will be packed and moved expertly, ready for you
to unpack them in perfect condition. Get in touch with the team at ‘Removalists On The Run’ today to
find out more about moving your precious belongings.