Preparing wooden furniture for storage is vitally important, whatever its cost or sentimental value. There are many reasons for storing furniture. You may have inherited things, you may be a dealer who buys and sells, or you may simply have downsized but can’t bear to let some things go.
Whatever your reason, it’s likely that you’ll need to use a self storage facility for a period of time and if not prepared properly your furniture could suffer irreparable damage.
Preparing wooden furniture for storage is not a five minute job. It takes time, care and attention. If you want to ensure the long term value of your antique bookcase, sideboard or dining table and chairs, put aside enough time to do things correctly. Continue reading
Antiques, collectables and artefacts are becoming more and more popular. Many families will hoard them, others will display them and some will collect and sell them on to supplement their income.
Collectors and sellers alike can purchase antiques from a variety of places these days. Ebay is an excellent site to make a start, while car boot and garage sales always seem to throw up the odd gem. You will be surprised how many people will put collectable antiques on a table without ever knowing their value.
However, as a buyer, always remember this. If you are pursuing a bargain at a boot sale, the best deals will be struck by mid morning, so get to your destination as early as possible to avoid disappointment. If it’s a garage or porch sale, you might want to pass by the day before, to see what’s about. Remember, the seller is keen to sell, so if you’re polite and genuinely interested, you could land yourself a bargain. Continue reading