When planning a house move, very few things are as important than using the right packing materials. Those appropriate packing materials include cardboard boxes, rolls of duct tapes, plastic sheets/bags, bubble wraps, etc!

When it comes to relocating antique items, it goes without saying that extra care needs to be given to it for its safe transfer. Proper packaging materials and techniques help prevent rips and chips to the antique items and allows them to retain their value better.

For those who are planning a move soon, here’s a knowledge-base on using ideal packing materials for packing and moving antique items.

Using Double And Triple Walled Cartons: 

Whether it’s fine jewellery, cash, antique coins and crucial paperwork like stock certificates, bonds, property insurance, etc.- using double or triple walled cartons will be best. These boxes have ample space for storing all those antique items properly for safe transfer.

Stephen Hooper- a part of a cheap yet notable team of removalists in Gold Coast states -

“One needs to determine the right sized double or triple walled boxes. Large items like a fragile porcelains/ family heirlooms or other valuable antiques will require a whole sized box spacious in dimension and shape...

...As for smaller items - like ornaments, rings, necklaces; small-compact boxes with bubble-wrap lining and inside dividers are appropriate.”

Making Use Of Cushioning Wraps or Bubble Wraps:

Once the items are placed inside the box, ensure proper cushioning wraps to make it more shock resistant. One can think of using bed sheets, wooden pull-overs or old cotton clothes as cushion wraps to protect their antique items from rough road bumps and shocks while moving.

When dealing with fragile glassware or dinner-ware items; one can add an extra layer of protection by using the dividers inside the boxes. One can cut unused/old boxes and cut them into rectangular strips to use as dividers. Then cushion wrap those items and place them inside those dividers. That will ensure that even when impacted, those fragile antique items remains unharmed. 

At times; one may even find professional removalists in Gold Coast adopting this same approach to ensure optimal safety to those sensitive antique items.

One can even use quality bubble wraps to cushion wrap those breakable items before sealing and taping them up for transfer.

Accurate Labeling and Quality Sealing:

In words of Jason Ryde- another expert specialising in local home item removals in and around the Gold Coast region: 

“Sealing every box with the use of proper packaging tape is crucial to the last packing stage. One should make sure that the tape covers all the sides of the box- including coming from opposite corners too! 

Also, place the tape in a uniform crossover to ensure the box doesn’t collapse when being stacked.”

Jason puts is beautifully about how one should plan to seal up their transfer boxes of all shapes and sizes. And lastly, when all the boxes have been rightly sealed up, use a permanent marker to write down what the box contains. This will lead to saving ample time on reaching the new destination, as opposed to opening every box to know what antique item it holds.

Final Words: 

If you’ve been game enough to carry out the task of packing all antique items, then these tips will help make the task a lot easier.

As for those extra sensitive antique items, it is always a safer bet to hand over the baton to prominent removalists in Gold Coast to save time and prevent potential injuries.

Author's Bio: 

The author works in a team of specialised removalists in Gold Coast for years. The author is also a lover of writing and educates the readers on the role played by professional removalists in Gold coast to making moves effortless and seamless.