“I never really meant to collect antiques. That’s something my parents did, you know? They’d drive up and down the coast, going to little shops and coming back with chairs and ottomans and end tables.” Glenn L., who is in his early thirties, grinned. “You know. Old people stuff. Not anything I would do.” He laughed. “Then I met my partner, and we moved in together, and we needed furniture, and before you know it, there we were going out on the weekends looking for just the perfect piece.”
Now the couple is moving south. “I’m staying behind while we try to sell the house. We’re trying to do the move on a budge. That means figuring out the best way to ship the antiques.”
Glenn’s collection of antique furniture isn’t very large. “We have a small dining set, some chairs, and a few pieces of artwork.” Finding the most cost efficient way to ship antique furniture at first led the couple to consider packing and shipping the furniture themselves.
“Forget that noise,” Glenn said. “Everything needs to go into its own box, and you’ve got to have the right packing materials, and you’ve got to take pictures of everything and fill out the insurance forms – I have better things to do with my time than drive all over Ipswich looking for large cardboard boxes.”
Glenn chose to work with a packing and shipping company that specializes in antiques. Custom crating is the design and construction of specially sized boxes (cardboard or wooden) to protect your antique furniture while it is in transit. Crates must be precisely sized: too large, and your antique furniture can shift inside the box, making it more likely to get damaged. Too small, and there won’t be enough room for proper packing materials.
“Choosing the right Eastern MA shipping and packing company made the whole process stress free for me.”