A grandfather clock can be a beautiful addition to a home, but they can also be quite large and cumbersome to move. If you are moving and need to take your grandfather clock with you, follow these tips to make the process as smooth as possible.
Get a friend or family member to help you move the clock
This will make the process much easier and help to prevent any damage to the clock. Using the buddy system is always a good idea when moving large and delicate items.
Take off the pendulum and any other removable parts before moving
Remove the pendulum from the clock before attempting to move it. The pendulum is usually located towards the back of the clock and can be removed by gently unhooking it and pulling it out.
Unscrew the hands of the clock from the face. These are usually located on the front of the clock and can be unscrewed with a simple screwdriver, or by unscrewing the nut holding them on. Carefully lift the clock off of its base. Grandfather clocks are generally quite heavy, so be sure to use caution when lifting it. Place the clock in a safe and secure location during transport. This could be a padded box or wrapped in blankets to prevent it from moving around too much.
Use a dolly or furniture moving straps to make it easier to move
If possible, use a dolly or furniture moving straps to help move the clock. This will make it much easier to transport and will help to prevent any damage. Be sure to keep the clock level during transport. This will help to prevent any damage from occurring.
Wrap the clock in bubble wrap and/or packing peanuts for extra protection
Place the clock in a safe and secure location during transport. This could be a padded box or wrapped in blankets to prevent it from moving around too much.
Use packing material such as bubble wrap or packing peanuts to help protect the clock during transport. Be sure to label the box containing the clock so that it is not accidentally opened during the move.
When you arrive at your new home, reassemble the clock and set it up in its new location. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for setting up the clock to ensure that it works properly.
Consider a professional antique moving service
If you are moving a very valuable or delicate clock, it may be best to hire a professional antique moving service. This will ensure that your clock is moved carefully and arrives at your new home in perfect condition.
Contact Roy’s Moving Company in Boston
If you are in need of an antique clock moving service, be sure to reach out to Roy’s Moving Company in Boston. Our team has years of experience handling delicate and valuable clocks. We understand the importance of ensuring that your clock arrives at your new home in perfect condition, and we will take every precaution necessary to make sure that happens. Contact us today for a free consultation about your upcoming move! 617-202-3300