Moving Antique Furniture

For a lot of us, the most prized possessions in our homes can either be the most expensive and rarest items. Most of the time this is antique furniture.

They can have an important value both financially and sentimentally to the owner.

To ensure no damage comes to your precious antique furniture there are precautions you should be taking both with the daily maintenance and for furniture moves during a house move.

The first thing you’ll notice is that the patina of the surface of antique furniture will build over the years.

To preserve the original finish use beeswax on the grain of wooden antique furniture.

This will bring out both the colour and the grain of the wood material and will protect the furniture from the elements. 

It is also important to hire professional furniture movers to ensure your valuable furniture is looked after properly.

How to safely move your antique furniture

One of the periods in which your antique furniture is most at risk of damage is when you’re moving your furniture from one house to another.

However, you can reduce the chance of any damage to your antique furniture whilst you’re moving from one house to another.

First and foremost you’re going to want to wrap the furniture in bubble wrap and in packing paper to give it adequate protection.

If you have any smaller bits of antique furniture you might want to consider wrapping these in a different colour of wrapping paper so you can identify them from the non-antique items in the same back.

The box that you are putting your antique items into will need to be taped securely and ensure that you have labelled the box fragile so that the furniture movers know to handle the box with care. 

If the item is of a high value what you might want to get an appraisal from an expert before the move and list it on your homeowner’s insurance. If anything unfortunate were to happen to your items you know that you are covered.

If the item is appraised by a certified expert you will be able to get this value noted on your insurance so that you won’t be out of pocket if anything happens. 

How to Get In Touch

If you want to get in touch with us to find out more about the furniture moves that we do we will only be more than happy to chat.

Firstly if you want to get in touch by email you can do so by sending an email to, you can also request a quote online by visiting and finally if you would to give us a call and speak to a member of our team over the phone we can be reached on 1300-723-783.

For more information on furniture moving, view our previous blog post here.



Following the recent lockdown for South East Queensland, we can advise we are operating as normal as our industry is deemed an essential service. Our crews have all the required PPE and many are being regularly tested.

Unfortunately our Sydney operation based in Ingleburn is restricted to receiving and dispatching freight from our warehouse only.

We are not servicing Victoria ourselves but are working closely with our agents of more than 20 years to ensure we service our customers moving to or from Victoria the best we can.

North Queensland is operating as per normal.

If there are any queries or concerns involving your removal, please feel free to call on 1300 723 783 or email:

CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE is committed to ensuring the health and safety of workers and others affected by our work activities.  We place the highest priority on making sure work activities are carried out safely and reasonable measures are taken to remove (or reduce if they can’t be eliminated) risks to the health and safety of workers and others.  People are our most important asset and safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a potential hazard for workers and other people at workplaces. CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE will apply the necessary measures in order to protect workers and all other persons from contracting COVID-19.

CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE will to keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 information and advice to ensure that any action taken is measured and appropriate. This includes closely monitoring the Australian Government Department of Health and any advice from state or territory government agencies.

CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE will initiate control measures that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Review and promote our infection control procedure.
  • Ensuring workers are aware of the isolation/quarantine periods in accordance with advice from the Australian Government Department of Health.
  • Providing clear advice to workers about actions they should take if they become unwell or think they may have the symptoms of coronavirus, in accordance with advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and state or territory health department.
  • Eliminating or minimising international work travel, in line with the travel advice on the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website.
  • Providing regular updates to workers about the situation and any changes to organisational policies or procedures.
  • Contingency planning to manage staff absences
  • Providing workers with information and links to relevant services should they require support.

Workers also have a duty to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and to not adversely affect the health and safety of others. Workers should be reminded to always practice good hygiene and other measures to protect themselves and other against infection. This includes:

  • To self-isolate if returning from an overseas trip, or being in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Washing their hands often, with soap and water, or carrying hand sanitiser and using it as needed
  • Covering their mouth when coughing or sneezing, but not using their hands to do so
  • Seeing a health care professional if they start to feel unwell
  • If unwell, avoiding contact with others (including shaking hands or other touching, such as hugging).
Call Now