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How to pack and move picture frames

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Let’s be honest, packing things in a cardboard box and taping it shut may be the simplest way to pack. However, not everything can be packed in moving boxes. For instance, when you want to pack and move picture frames, you’ll need to learn a few tricks. These can often be very heavy and expensive, so you want to do everything that is in your power to keep them safe during transport. Packing artwork for the move takes a bit of preparation, but it can be quite simple when you know what you’re doing!

chalkboard sign in a gold frame
Some of your picture frames may be very old and need to be carefully packed before the relocation.

What do you need to know before you start to pack and move picture frames?

First of all, consider hiring professional movers Clearwater FL. These experts will know exactly what to do and how to properly secure your picture frames before loading in onto the moving trucks. Not only that, but they will have enough time to do it before the moving day arrives, so you can focus on other more important things. 

On the other hand, if you really want to pack and move picture frames by yourself, you should take this task seriously. You should begin by getting the right packing materials you’ll need for the job. If the professionals are doing it for you, they will bring their own. Most moving companies in Gulfport provide the packing materials so their clients can have a stress-free move. 

modern picture frame on a shelf
Even the simplest picture frames should be protected during transport to your new home.

What packing materials do you need?

Here is the list of materials you should get before you start packing your frames:

  • A cardboard box that is the right size for the frame
  • Packing paper
  • Thick blanket
  • Packing tape

First, you want to lay the blanket on the floor to use it as a packing surface. Lay the picture frame on the blanket and wrap it in a protective paper. After you do that, put it in the cardboard box. It is best if you get assistance from a family member or a friend for this step. Some frames can be exceptionally heavy and therefore, tricky to put in the box. Secure the box with tape on all sides, to ensure it cannot open during transport. The last thing you want to do is to cover the box with the protective blanket. You can use tape to keep the blanket tight and secure around the box.

person wrapping a bowl in packing paper
Your picture frames aren’t the only ones that need to be wrapped in protective paper when packing. They are used for many other fragile objects as well.

Multiple layers of protection around the frame will ensure it stays safe in the moving truck. Even when you’re moving locally, things can break if you haven’t packed them the right way! Take the time to pack your picture frames right and you won’t have to worry about them later.

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