How to Take Care of Your Family Heirloom

If your home is full of all-new furniture that you purchased yourself, you may be in the minority. Most of us own at least one item that used to belong to a family member, a friend or a stranger. But some of these pieces aren't just hand-me-downs — you consider them heirlooms.

Since we have these heirlooms, we always think on how to make it last a lifetime. Of course, these are very important to us since these are from our ancestors and have been passed down from generations to generations. We wouldn't want these to be destroyed so as much as possible we care for these.

But heirloom furniture requires some extra love and care to preserve it, like any antique. A few scratches or some water damage on the dresser that you bought at a discount store likely wouldn't upset you nearly as much as if the same thing happened to the table that belonged to your great-grandfather. Heirloom furniture basically has two main types of foes: people and the environment. Even with the best of intentions, people clean, use and handle furniture incorrectly. Caring for it the wrong way can both decrease the value of the piece and shorten its lifespan. Some factors would include temperature, humidity, sunlight and pests.

So does this mean that you should store your heirloom furniture away somewhere else? Not at all — there's a great way to treat your furniture like a museum piece and treating it like something you picked up off the curb. All you need is a little knowledge to combat those enemies, and your heirloom furniture will stay in great condition for future generations to enjoy.

With Affordable Moving and Storage, we take the worry out of transporting or storing your prized possessions. We know that these valuables are of inestimable value. Items such as pianos, vases, dressers, drawers and like items are very delicate and require special care. If mishandled, it could cause damage and inevitably ruin a priceless piece. Our company's packing and moving experts will make sure that your items are packed with the utmost care, caution and safety. We have a specially-trained team to handle and move your heirloom furniture and will make sure to handle the job properly.

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