Tips for Protecting Antique Furniture When Moving

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Tips for Protecting Antique Furniture When Moving

Whether you are moving a few minutes down the road or thousands of miles across the country, it is crucial to properly pack your furniture to ensure it arrives at your final destination safely without damage. The good news is, it does not have to be costly or time-consuming to prepare your furniture for departure. Follow these suggestions to keep your family heirlooms or beloved antiques safe on moving day. 


  • Bubble wrap
  • Furniture pads
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Moving blankets

Things to consider

  •         Clean each item using a microfiber cloth before packing. Removing dust and debris helps prevent dulling or scratching the finish of your furniture.
  •        If you can, safely disassemble the pieces. Taking apart large pieces makes carrying more manageable. Use caution when taking furniture apart. Before disassembling furniture, ensure the piece can be broken down and then reassembled. 
  •         Cover each piece in moving blankets to provide a soft protective boundary. Plastic wrap can damage the surface of antique furniture, so remember to use moving blankets before plastic wrap. 
  •        After you have a protective barrier around your antique, consider using plastic padding, like bubble wrap, to prevent dents to your piece. Ensure your bubble wrap stays in place by covering the bubble wrap in packaging tape, especially around the corners. 

Sometimes, despite your best efforts to be careful, accidents still happen. If you had a piece of furniture damaged during a move contact us to repair it today. We can come to pick it up and drop it back off to prevent any additional damage.