If you’ve finally decided that it’s time to move, you now must be trying to figure out how to handle the entire moving process. Relocation is a stressful and challenging experience as is, because you have a lot of different tasks to take care of. Taking care of your art pieces and paintings will take even more effort and preparation than the usual household items. This is exactly why Cross Country Movers Group has prepared these moving tips for packing pictures, to make the whole process of packing that much easier. As you’ll need to know how to pack your artwork, framed family photos and expensive paintings.
1) Prepare the necessary moving supplies
Before you get started with packing process, no matter if you’re packing pictures or any other items, it’s important to prepare all the required moving supplies in advance. Prepare all the moving boxes which you’ll need, keep in mind that you’ll need moving boxes which are bigger than your pictures. You can use medium sized moving boxes for smaller frames and pictures, and can find special moving boxes for any larger pieces of art. Besides the moving boxes, you’ll need lots of bubble wrap and padding to protect your art, as well as packing tape.
2) Packing framed art
The best way to protect your framed art is to find flat moving boxes made for packing pictures. The first thing you’ll want to do is to tape the glass in an X pattern, which will stop it from moving, and hold everything in place even if something breaks. The next step is to cover the glass with a piece of cardboard, before wrapping it up properly. You’ll want to make sure that it’s properly wrapped, and don’t forget to use extra moving supplies, to ensure the safety of your art.
3) Handling the boxes
The first thing that you’ll want to do is to tape up the bottom of the moving box, then you’ll want to layer the bottom from the inside with newspaper and other padding material. After you have safely placed your art inside the box, you’ll want to fill it in with bubble wrap, rags, newspapers, to make sure that your art is firm inside the box. A good way to check this, is to jiggle the box around a bit, before sealing it. Lastly, don’t forget to write “Fragile inside” all over the boxes, to help the movers who will be handling them.
4) Properly placing the boxes
You’ll have to make sure that the moving boxes containing your art are placed in the moving trucks with their safety in mind. Put all the moving boxes on their sides, and if possible, between heavier objects which won’t move inside the moving truck. If you have any big wardrobes, it’s a good idea to stack your art inside, and fill the wardrobe with the necessary padding.
You can always count on Cross Country Movers Group to provide you with some of the most reliable moving services, packing pictures included. You should feel free to contact us if you’d like to learn more about our moving company. If you’d like to read more about US moving companies, we recommend the American Moving and Storage Association’s website.