As moving day approaches, safeguard your valuables in advance of the big journey. This goes for one-of-a-kind paintings, portraits, and prints, which are vulnerable to damage during transport. Here are a handful of pointers on how to safely pack and move your artwork.
How to Handle Artwork During a Move
1. Get the Right Materials
Purchase regular brown boxes in which to pack your standard-sized wall hangings. Measure the larger pieces of art in your home, and order specialty boxes for them. Additionally, get bubble wrap, packing paper, and soft linens to insulate your paintings, portraits, and prints.
2. Wrap Everything Securely
Wrap each piece of artwork individually. Use bubble wrap to protect the glass and metal on framed works. Drape bedsheets over large paintings and canvases. Wrap everything both length and widthwise before securing it with packing tape.
3. Use Reinforced Boxes
For unframed works of art, use boxes with reinforced corners. This will prevent the corners of each piece from becoming flattened. Carefully place non-standard sized artworks in specialty boxes or between two pieces of cardboard secured with tape.
4. Load Sideways in the Truck
When you load your moving truck, always place paintings, portraits, and prints on their sides. This will keep them from collapsing under the pressure of heavier items. It also prevents them from falling over and becoming damaged when you hit bumps in the road.
When you need help moving your most delicate and valuable items, allow Becker Movers to get them from Point A to Point B safely. This team of movers provides dependable packing, loading, moving, unloading, and storage services to commercial and residential clients throughout the Greater Rochester area. Call (585) 458-5480 today to get a free quote on moving and packing. Visit them online to learn more about their many products and services.