Planning An International Move? How To Avoid Damage To Your Antique Furniture During Shipping


If you're planning an international move, take special care of your antiques. Without special care, your antique furniture could suffer irreparable harm during an international move. The best way to reduce the risk of damage to your antique furniture is to provide special care during the packing. Read the information provided below. This information will help you protect your antique furniture during an international move. 

Insist on Climate Control

If your antique furniture will be part of your international move, it's important that you take steps to protect against moisture damage. Moisture can wreak havoc on antique furniture, especially wood. While you're planning your move, try to arrange for climate-controlled storage containers. Choosing containers that provide proper ventilation will help protect your antiques. If climate-controlled containers aren't available, be sure to place desiccant packs in the drawers of all your wood antique pieces. The desiccant packs will help remove excess moisture from the air. 

Remove Detachable Pieces

If you're going to be packing up your antique furniture for an international move, remove as many of the detachable pieces as you can. If your storage containers get bumped around during the move, those detachable pieces could accidentally break. The best way to protect against that is to remove them prior to shipping. Once the pieces are removed, carefully wrap them in a protective covering. Be sure to label them so you know where they go once you begin to reassemble your antiques. 

Choose Your Covering Carefully

If you're preparing your antiques for an international move, be sure to choose your covering carefully. Many people choose to use plastic wrap to protect their furniture during moves. While this might work for most furniture, the use of plastic wrap on antique furniture can cause considerable damage. Instead of plastic wrap, choose padded cloth covers. The soft padding will provide much-needed protection for your furniture during the long move. 

Give Your Antiques Room to Breathe

If you want to conserve space in your storage containers, you may decide to stack your furniture. The process of stacking will work well on most of your belongings; however, it should be avoided whenever possible where your antique furniture is concerned. Antique furniture needs plenty of space to breathe. Stacking antiques can cause excess moisture to develop between the pieces of furniture, which can lead to moisture damage. Go ahead and stack the rest of your furniture, but give your antiques plenty of room to breathe. 

For more tips or help, contact an international moving company.


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