MOVING ANTIQUES TO STORAGE SAFELY
To ensure your antiques arrive safely into storage, find a facility with a successful track record in handling antiques, which also offers moving services. The mover should utilize special crating, packaging, and padding methods in trucks. For example, anchoring crates will prevent motion. Air controlled hydraulics are important to ensure a smooth ride for your possessions.
Be sure to ask about environmental conditions, and tell the facility that you are storing antiques. Do not assume there is climate control in all their vicinities. Unless this feature is explicitly mentioned, the facility may not offer this service. Climate and humidity control may cost extra.
INSURING YOUR ANTIQUES FOR MOVING AND STORAGE
Inform the insurance company about your objects of value, before purchasing coverage. Insurers may insist on a formal valuation of the antique by an accredited appraisal expert.
Do not rely on the mover’s free insurance because it is based on weight. Ask about a better insurance plan and consider third party insurance.
You may need to provide the storage facility with proof of insurance, before they will agree to store valuable objects.