We understand that damage to antiques during a move can cause financial and emotional distress for our clients. The age and fragility of these items often makes repairs costly. Antiques can even lose value after repairs. Sometimes repairs aren’t possible at all and the items are irreplaceable, such as antiques that are rare or hold sentimental value.
Whether your pieces are investment property or family heirlooms, follow these tips to protect them as best as possible in time for your next move so that you don’t have to worry as much about damage:
- Hire experts to appraise and insure each item so that you know their true value and the estimated potential cost of any repairs based on common damage scenarios.
- Create an electronic file and hard copy backup of photos that display the pieces from all angles and accurately record their current physical state, including any existing damage and signs of wear.
- Wrap the items securely with appropriate packing materials, such as bubble wrap and packing paper for fragile pieces and moving blankets and crates for artwork and furniture or hire trusted movers with experience in this area to pack the items for you.
5 Star Moving & Storage is one of Colorado Springs’ top moving companies because we treat every piece of your property as if it were our own. Our team has extensive experience with packing, handling and moving antique pieces. Call us today for more information.