Moving antique furniture is a cause of stress among many homeowners. Packing and moving your items is one thing, but when those items are expensive or have sentimental value, the moving process can easily become overwhelming. 

The trusted antique furniture movers at Bekins of South Florida know exactly what you’re going through! We’ve moved several priceless pieces of furniture over the years from custom-made sofas and chairs, to special-wood credenzas and office desks. We suggest you consider the following three steps before moving your antiques:

Step 1: Get Your Valuables Appraised

You want to make sure your antiques are completely protected before loading them onto a truck. It’s important to not only package antiques carefully, but also get them appraised. Should the worst happen and your antiques break or get damaged, you’ll be able to claim the appropriate amount in damages to your insurance agency. Ask us about our Full Value Protection options, which may provide additional coverage beyond what your insurance company offers.

Step 2: Inspect Your Antiques for Weak Spots

Depending on the size and age of your antiques, you may want to check your items for vulnerable areas. You should be especially careful with large antiques, such as a china cabinet or wooden bedroom set. Proper packaging helps keep these valuables safe while in transit, but antiques should also be disassembled wherever possible. This minimizes the chance of damage and breakage. 

Step 3: Prepare Furniture for Moving

When packing your antique furniture, the lighter it is the better. Keep in mind your expensive bureau and armoire are much less likely to suffer damage if the doors and knobs are safely taken apart and individually pad-wrapped.

Our highly-skilled South Florida movers know how to protect your antique furniture with moving pads and blankets. These packing materials prevent impact damage to your valuables while they are in transit. We also use plastic wrap for furniture with special finishes, such as a wooden canopy bed. Additionally, we offer custom-crating services for pieces of furniture that need extra space or are temperature sensitive. 

Call Bekins of South Florida Today for Your FREE Antique Furniture Moving Quote!

Looking for a professional moving company to move your antiques? If so, you’ve landed in the right place! Bekins of South Florida can take the pressure off by handling all aspects of your upcoming move. We provide our valued customers a wide range of comprehensive moving and storage services. From quality packing supplies to custom crating of fragile items—we’ve got you covered. 

We’re the South Florida moving company local homeowners trust. Call us today to learn more about our antique furniture moving strategies. You can also submit a quick form online to grab your free, no-obligation moving estimate.