Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, packing up antique or heirloom pieces is something you may be stressing over. These items may be irreplaceable, but they can safely arrive to your destination when let a professional packing and shipping company take care of shipping antiques for you.
Use a company that has access to all the supplies that are needed for shipping valuable pieces. For larger pieces of furniture, consider using moving blankets for covering furniture.
For smaller items you can use bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and shrink wrap in order to protect your valuable items. Each and every antique will need to be looked at to determine the safest way to pack and ship it.
If you are shipping an antique out of town, you may need to determine if the antique will need to have a custom crate built for protection. For smaller less delicate items, double boxing an
antique may be the way to go.
Sometimes a custom built pallet can be built and you can ship your antique via freight. Freighting furniture is often a money saving alternative. The antique furniture can ship via freight and be delivered either with the curbside delivery option, or with inside delivery.
Always look at the size and construction of the item that you want to ship. Bubble wrap is usually used for, mirrors, lamps and other accessories. Double boxing works for china. Depending on the porcelain, pottery or artwork a custom crate may be the best answer.
Look for a company that has crating items down to a fine science. For custom built crates, the company that you choose will need to determine the size of crate that’s needed. They
will also need to determine if any blocking and bracing is needed as well as the type of material that should be placed inside the crate for protection. One inch Styrofoam is standard, but often times bubble and or peanuts will need to be added for extra protection. Consider when you pack an antique chandelier for shipping purposes.
If you are considering shipping antiques outside of the United States, look for a company that has experience in international shipping. Specific wood will need to be used for both crates and pallet shipping.
Since moving antiques is not a one size fits all situation, please feel free to contact us at pack n send in Houston TX with any questions that you may have about packing and sending
If you are shipping to countries outside of the US, the following is a list of the countries that pack n send can to ship to on your behalf.
Congo Republic of
DPR of Korea Republic
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Northern Mariana Islands
Papa New Guinea
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Sao Tome and Principe
St. Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
United States of AmericaU.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands(Brittish)
Wallis and Futuna