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Moving antique furniture

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Moving antique furniture

   If you are a furniture or design lover, one of the great joys of having a household lies in being able to furnish it as you wish. There are so many different things to be found out in the world of antiques that it is easy to see why some people become completely obsessed with collecting, to the point where it becomes beyond decoration, and much more about having everything, no matter what! If you are someone who takes pride in their furniture, then it can be useful to have a think about how you are going to go ahead with your removal well in advance of the day itself, to simply put your mind at ease as to how you are going to get everything moved without damaging or devaluing those favorite items of yours!

   First off, if you have some seriously expensive or delicate items, then you may well want to look in to specialist removals companies. Some art movers will be able to give you a service that involves crating up the treasured pieces and ensuring that they are carefully moved when they are, and well protected throughout. However, this is an extremely expensive process, simply because of the man hours dedicated to getting your things moved. You yourself will know whether your items are expensive or delicate enough to warrant that sort of expense, but unless it is museum worthy stuff, then it is unlikely that you will need to. Moving antique furniture
   You should think about protecting things yourself, perhaps using pallets and MDF to create makeshift crates for the items that you are concerned about. This will be a bit of a laborious undertaking, but you will find that you can easily get things knocked together that will prevent things from bumping or grazing the furniture that you love. This will be especially good for square items like cupboards or side boards. However, one way of protecting things like this that is less of a work out will be to get some large sheets of hardboard, which can slide between these items, so as to prevent them from knocking in to each other whilst being moved. Have some duct tape free to keep things in place, but never stick the tape directly on to the furniture itself, as this is the sort of thing that can carelessly cause a lot of expensive damage!
   Have a look over the things that you are moving, and check out whether they have any extremities that need to be protected or removed before the piece gets moved. You will find that many antique items have fine detailing on them that can break off, or extended areas like casters, feet, handles and other parts that might get caught on an edge, or pulled off if the person moving the item is not being careful enough. You will find that these things are totally avoidable if you are careful and aware of it in advance, as this will mean that you can either let those that are moving the thing know, or you can simply tape some card or hardboard over the area, to ensure that anything that might have snagged it will not do so. You should be aware that glass can shatter by simply being knocked, to tape a layer of bubble wrap and then a layer of card over any class surfaces, like the mirrors on a wardrobe door, or any glass work on a piece of older furniture. This is all well worth it, as what use is a dilapidated antique in your new home!?

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