For most people antique furniture is a valuable investment and even, a family heirloom that has been passed down for generations. It’s also more prone to breaking as time has worn out the joints and screws holding it together. Extra care and protection are needed when moving these items.

When you are planning to move with anything of sentimental or collectable value, consider hiring a Sioux Falls moving company. A team, like Brouwer Relocation, with the proper training in how to move antique furniture can ensure it is kept safe from harm during a household move.

These experts will know just how to wrap furniture, crate it, and carry it safely to its destination. But, if you are considering moving that credenza, canopy bed, or those dining room chairs alone, keep in mind the professionals put extra effort into preparation before transportation.

Why Should You Use Furniture Blankets and Plastic Wrap?

Most furniture movers will wrap furniture of all kinds in blankets or plastic wrap before taking it out of a home. This includes contemporary pieces too! 

While residential movers act with care, things can happen like bumps and scrapes that damage the furniture or the walls and floors of your home. Furniture padding can help cushion your property from these impacts. You can also leave these items wrapped while inside the van and during the unloading process.

Plastic Wrap for Everything from Cabinets to Desks

Certain antiques can also require more involved protection as they contain moving parts or removable components. Many kinds of furniture have drawers and doors that can come out unexpectedly during the loading and unloading process. Professional movers will wrap the entire piece of furniture in plastic wrap to prevent this from happening. 

Some pieces of furniture that could need wrapping in plastic before you move them include:

  • Armoire
  • Bedroom Set
  • Bureau
  • China Cabinet
  • Credenza
  • Desks
  • Sofa

The Benefits of Custom Crating Your Antiques

When you have a very delicate or valuable item that needs moving, the best option may be to have it custom crated before transport. Crating of antiques and artwork is a good way to protect it during long-distance moves too. 

The outside of the crate is sturdy enough to provide a little more protection than usual from the normal bumps and scrapes of transport. The item is also secured inside the crate and wrapped in padding to further protect it. Crate boxes are an easier shape to handle than say a chair or coffee table, which is more convenient for moving. 

Learn More About Brouwer Relocation’s Antique Furniture Moving Services

If you are interested in hiring Sioux Falls movers to help with transporting your antique furniture, turn to Brouwer Relocation. We are Atlas Interstate Agents with the resources required to provide a full-service move to any part of the country. You can count on our team to help move your antique furniture and other belongings without breaking them. Some of our options for assisting with your move include:

  • Sale of Packing Supplies
  • Padding/Wrapping of Furniture
  • Custom-Crating of Fragile Items
  • Short-Term Storage

To get started with a free cost estimate for antique furniture moving services, give us a call right away. You can also fill out our online form and a friendly representative will get back to you as soon as possible.