Moving? How to Pack a Grandfather Clock...

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Moving?  How to Pack a Grandfather Clock…

Grandfather Clock 1PHA and crew are often asked how they are going to pack items of value to homeowners…. Here’s an example of a great way to pack up a grandfather clock when you are moving.

Grandfather Clock 2First – you need to remove all the weights … and any removable finials... but be sure to mark each weight with its position – left, middle and right.  If you don’t do this, you will spend needless hours trying to get the right combination or the chimes won’t sound right!


Grandfather Clock 3Now, you need to remove the pendulum… this is a very delicate piece and needs to be both bubble-wrapped and carefully wrapped in paper. Ideally, the pendulum should be placed in a box standing up.


Grandfather Clock 5Next, we need to prevent the strickers and chains from moving around during the move from one location to the other … the best way to do this is to add crushed unprinted newsprint to “stuff” the section of the clock that holds these sensitive pieces.


Grandfather Clock 6Finally… a moving blanket is wrapped around the clock… and broken down cardboard is affixed to the area that contains the glass. Then the entire clock is shrink-wrapped.

Be sure to mark the front where the glass is located!…This simple step can prevent unnecessary damage to the clock when it is being placed into the moving truck.  It also facilitates the unpacking of the clock because you now know which part to carefully unwrap first.



Don’t forget, A Happy Move is an Organized Move!

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Erv Fleishman
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been there , done that. I worry now that they may want to move grandfather the same way.

November 28, 2012 02:43 AM #1
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
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Hi Peggy.  I hope I never have to move a clock like that, but will keep this info for anyone I come across that does!   Thanks.

November 28, 2012 05:33 AM #2
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Lottie Kendall
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Peggy, I love reading your posts. I learn much from each and every one of them, including the importance of having PHA on one's side when moving!

November 28, 2012 08:14 AM #3
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Peggy Hughes
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Let's hope not Erv!

Thanks so much Carol Ann...

I appreciate your kind words, Lottie... I try to be as informative as possible!

November 28, 2012 09:06 AM #4
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Lloyd Binen
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Peggy, I agree with Lottie.  A huge and heavy piece of furniture must be so meticulously and carefully packed.  It pays to hire a pro. 

November 28, 2012 07:46 PM #5
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Peggy, My first thought was "very carefully."  A grandfather clock is a most delicate piece of furniture and must be packed and moved very carefully.  Your step-by-step instructions are very helpful.  This is why we hire professionals to help us move!

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Peggy Hughes
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Good morning Lloyd - it actually was not that heavy.  Delicate? yes!

Thanks, Kathleen!

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