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Here’s how you pack artwork for moving

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Packing your belongings is one of the moving tasks that take a lot of time and that everyone dreads. It is very time-consuming and stressful. Not only do you have a lot of items you want to pack, but you also want them all to be secure during transport. Nowadays, there is a solution to that. Many moving companies nowadays, including moving companies Pinellas county, offer to do it for you. However, there are still some who wish to do it themselves. We’ve got a few tips and tricks on how you can do this without stressing out about it! You can even pack artwork for moving without much trouble if you listen to our professional advice.

four paintings on a wall
Packing your art for the move doesn’t have to be a hassle at all.

Pack artwork for moving like a pro

Packing your art pieces for relocation is a bit different than packing everything else. After all, it is a reason many companies offer professional packing services, some even specializing in transporting artwork. Not only does it have monetary value, but maybe some pieces are antique and have sentimental value. Either way, you want to do everything right in order to keep it safe and secure during relocation.

The first thing you want to do is get the packing supplies for this task. Moving boxes are at the very top of this list. You have the option of purchasing special boxes at the hardware store, but you don’t have to. We just advise you to get a few different sizes, as not everything will fit into the same box. Then, you should get the following:

  • packing tape
  • bubble wrap
  • blue painter’s tape
  • flat cardboard sheets
  • if you want to go the extra mile, glassine paper.
furniture wrapped in bubble wrap
Bubble wrap is very useful when packing for a move, and not just to protect art, but furniture as well.

Steps you need to complete when preparing art for the move

Before you actually begin to pack artwork for moving, you should grab the blue painter’s tape we mentioned. If you have any paintings that are protected by glass, cover the glass with a large X using this tape. In case of any damage, the tape will keep it from shattering and scratching your artwork. Cover the glass area with protective cardboard or glassine paper. Wrap it all completely in bubble wrap, and tape it up so it doesn’t move around.

people loading a moving truck
Don’t forget to label your moving boxes properly before loading them on a moving truck.

Finally, get the artwork ready for the moving truck

Now that you have ensured the safety of your art, it’s time to put it in moving boxes. It’s best if the box doesn’t have much free space, so the valuables don’t move around much. If you have hired long distance movers Florida to assist you, then the next step will be to label the boxes as fragile. Make sure to write it on all sides, as you never know which side will be visible in the truck! By following all of our tips, packing artwork for moving shouldn’t be a problem at all. 

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