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If you have a beautiful painting, unique sculpture, or a grand piano in your home and you want to relocate, you want all of your cherished items to get to their new place intact and in pristine condition, and that’s totally understandable. These objects usually represent a huge investment for anybody and they are valued not only from a financial standpoint but because of the beauty and joy they bring to their vicinity.
When you’ve bought your dream home and you need to relocate, moving these fragile and expensive items in the safest and most efficient way possible is your top priority. It should come as no surprise that proper preparation, the right tools, and also great packing are essential to ensure total safety. Because the task is not easy at all, we want to give you with a few really important tips that can help you in guaranteeing the absolute safety of your fine art and antiques.
1. Prepping paintings
Paintings are delicate objects because even the slightest touch or push or any other physical contact can damage their surface. That means that you have to be extra careful and always take the proper measures to protect your favorite ones. If your fine arts are really large, heavy or highly expensive, it’s always a great idea to build a custom crate for them. Yes, that might sound a time-consuming, expensive, and tricky thing to do, but believe us, it’s better to spend a bit more than to see your cherished painting get damaged.
With the right crate, you can be sure that maximum protection will be guaranteed. If you think that you can’t handle this alone, it’s always better to let professionals do the work. A skilled and experienced specialist will measure the painting to ensure that the crate is made to the correct size. Thanks to this, you don’t have to worry a bit about the relocation.
2. Prepping sculptures and figurines
The hard part with moving fine art and antiques comes when you need to prep sculptures. These objects usually have irregular shapes and sizes, so packing them and giving the right protection is a bit tricky. It goes without saying that really heavy and large sculptures and even the highly expensive ones must get their own, specially designed crates. Smaller objects can be packed in cartons and given protective coats.
If you want everything to go smoothly without the tiniest problem, you should get all the necessary equipment, just like boxes, white packing papers, a lot of bubble wrap, scotch tape, and Styrofoam packing peanuts. Once you’ve got these, there are still things you must keep in mind. For example, always use an appropriately sized box so the items inside it won’t move back and forth during the ride. Plus, you should fill the bottom of the box with packing peanuts, put in the figurine, and then put another layer of packing peanuts.
3. Moving a piano
Now, this is the big deal, as moving a piano, even a smaller one is the hardest part of the relocation, for various reasons. Usually, these are one of the heaviest, most expensive, and most treasured items in the home. Even lifting and moving it a couple of feet is a
strenuous task that requires proper preparation, efficient tools, and serious manpower.
It’s no secret that if you want the best outcome, you should hire a professional moving company. The employees at Empire Movers have the experience, equipment, and training to make the piano moving a safe and efficient process. If you have a grand piano that’s worth between $20,000 and $80,000 dollars or even more, it’s totally fine to let skilled NYC movers handle it with the utmost care.