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Why You Should Hire Antiques Movers in Portland

Looking to hire antique movers in Portland? Contact Portland Move today!

You likely bought your antique furniture, artwork and other statement pieces because they made you happy and looked good in your home. Or maybe you bought them as an investment. Either way, your antiques are valuable and need to be packed and moved with care. Relocating your home can pose a challenge if you own antiques, and you may understandably be worried about how you will move and transport them safely to the new home.

Hiring an antiques mover is a very important part of the process, as they will know exactly how to wrap, pack, load and transport even the most valuable antiques. Don’t be tempted to do it yourself, as you could cause a lot of damage, ruining your investment and putting a dent in the sentimental value.

old antique record player

Here are reasons why you should hire antique movers in Portland to handle this.

Pro Reduce the Risk of Damage

Your vintage clocks, lamps and furniture are highly susceptible to cracks, breaks, and dents the second you move them from their resting place. If you think you can DIY this task, even with being careful, think again. Not only are antiques priceless, they are also sometimes very large and awkwardly shaped, making it more difficult to properly pack and move them. Take large musical instruments, grandfather clocks and artwork for example. A pro will come equipped with all the right supplies and know-how to move any item regardless of size.

You Can Concentrate on Other Things

Your move is a busy time. It’s chaotic, stressful and demands your attention in a million different directions. Amidst all this, it can feel pretty good to let someone else take over the heavy lifting so you can focus your attention on more important things. This may include preparing your family for the move, packing up the small things, organizing the logistics, finding a new job and school, and any one of a thousand other tasks that need to get done before moving day.

Also, your movers can navigate and arrange items in a way you may not have thought about, usually in a better, more productive way. Yes, you can point your finger and tell them what to pack and load, but for the most part, you can sit back and let them do the dirty work because they are, after all, trained professionals. Go run some errands. Take care of the kids. Pop in at the new home and put a new coat of paint on the walls. Whatever you have to do, do it. You will rest easy knowing your antiques are well cared for in the meantime.

You Can Save Time

By the same token, hiring experienced antiques movers can free up your time so you can get more pressing matters attended to. You can take time for yourself, get a coffee, go to yoga class, and just generally de-stress knowing your time isn’t so restricted. Antiques movers know what they’re doing. They are trained to work fast yet efficiently and safely. Too busy to hassle with properly packing up antiques? Let the pros do it! For a small extra fee, you can get peace of mind and save precious time.

You Get Reliable Service

If you were to pack your own antiques or have a friend do it for you, it’s easy to fall behind and put off this daunting task. You may keep putting it off until the last minute, and then you’re tempted to rush things. This is when mistakes happen. When you hire an antiques mover, you are assured of reliability and quality. They will show up when they say they will, with no procrastination to set your timeline back.

Knowing you’ll get a prompt response to your packing request can give you great peace of mind. Let the movers bring the right tools necessary to pack up your antiques safely, despite all the odd sizes or shapes.

And if you need more time or space in between moves, there’s always the option of putting your antiques in climate controlled storage. These spaces will protect your antiques (which are prone to deteriorating in extreme temperatures) until you need them again.

old antique type writer

You Can Reduce Safety and Injury Risks

Accidents happen when you’re rushed. When you’re not careful packing delicate items, you can hurt yourself or damage the item in question. You can even damage the surrounding areas, like floors and walls. In the case of large antiques, you could pull your back out or tweak your neck if you don’t employ proper lifting techniques.

The risk of a pulled muscle or crushed finger only increases with the weight of an item. All it takes is one wrong move and you may lose your grip, causing the item to fall to the floor and shatter. If that happens, you’re also at risk because you may step on broken pieces or shattered glass. In instances where you’re trying to handle antiques out of your reach (such as those mounted on a wall or on a high shelf), they could fall and hit you on the head or arm, leading to serious injury.

Experienced movers can do all this effortlessly because they’ve been doing it for so long. Using teamwork and expert knowledge of body mechanics, they make it look easy to transport any antique item.

We get it: moving can be very overwhelming when you have many items like boxes and standard furniture, but it can also be compounded when you have fragile belongings like antiques that could pose great expense or sadness if broken. Always hire a reputable antique mover who will treat your items like their own.

Contact Portland Move

Here at Portland Move, we have lots of experience with moving antiques and pianos, so you can trust us with your most valuable possessions. If you need to hire antique movers in Portland give us a call! Get a free estimate when you contact us at 971-226-6687.

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