Moving? How to Pack a Grandfather Clock…
PHA 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.
First – 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!
Now, 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.
Next, 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.
Finally… 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!