The art of packing is rapidly going extinct. Packing up your important belongings comes with an impulsive level of anxiety. You think about everything you have to move and the space it’s going to take up. It can feel overwhelming.
We get it. Moving is exhausting. However, with the right packing supplies and a little creativity, you can save yourself a lot of angst down the line.
That’s why we’re here. We’ve put together some tips on how to pack artwork for moving. Keep reading for more!
Careful Packing Is Key
Artwork is a priceless and frequently sentimental asset. It’s crucial to take safety measures when packaging art for transport to avoid damage.
Sort your pieces of art by size. Small and medium-sized art can typically be combined and packed together.
It’s better to pack each piece of huge handicraft separately in a specific box that is just a little bit bigger than the frame you’re packing if you’re relocating it.
Give each component its own packaging if you can. When you put framed art pieces together, they usually end up hurting each other, but smaller photo frames that are the same size and are adequately protected might be okay. Fragile wall art and framed ones can be different sizes, and one bump in the moving truck can ruin the whole thing!
Purchase specialized boxes from a truck rental company or a moving artwork supply business. If you can’t find specialized boxes, disassemble and flatten an old box. You’ll require a box that is larger than the frame and photo combined.
Packing peanuts or crushed newspaper should be used to fill any empty spaces after the wrapped it has been placed in the box. You can enclose the box with a larger box that has been packed with supplies for further safety.
Mark Glass With a Cross
When packing artwork for moving, be sure to use acid-free materials and mark each piece with a cross. This will help identify the artwork when unpacking and help prevent damage during transport.
If the frame has glass over it, mark an X across the glass with masking tape. If the glass does crack, this will prevent it from completely fracturing or traveling around too much.
Keep the Face of the Artwork Safe
If your artwork is not protected by glass, wrap the painted face in several layers of kitchen wrap or palette wrap that is available from a store.
Be Extra Cautious With Fragile or Delicate Pieces
If you are hiring a local moving company to help you move your belongings, you will need to take some time to pack your items carefully. This includes your artwork.
Lay the brown paper out flat on your work table, overlapping the ends to make a paper area that is twice the size of the frame. Place the glass-facing side of the mount against it.
Like a present, round the mount with the paper’s ends. Never use newspapers to cover frames or pieces of art. Newsprint can cause stains on the artwork, despite the fact that it is effective as cushioning.
Wrap it completely in packing tape, longitudinally and widthwise. By doing this, you can be sure it won’t move during the transfer. With bubble wrap, repeat the procedure.
Wrap each tiny picture or frame individually if you’re packing them in a moving box with others.
Check for movement in the box before you seal it. Close the box gently and shake it a little to feel for any shifting sensations. If you believe that the frames will move, use crumpled newspaper to cushion the artwork.
Thoroughly Secure the Box
Tape one end of the specialty box closed if you’re using one. Gently insert the wrapped frame into the box while holding it on its sealed end. Ask a friend to hold the box if you’re having trouble getting it to fit.
If you aren’t using a customized box, set the frame on top of the flattened box you previously dismantled and tape it down. Bend the flat box around the frame if it is big enough to do so, and then tape it in place.
If the box doesn’t have a wraparound flap, you can either cut it into separate pieces of cardboard or disassemble another box and use it to cover the exposed side.
Indicate the Contents and Description of the Box
Mark the contents, the phrase “Fragile,” and the room it belongs in, such as the living room, bedroom, or kitchen, on the box’s exterior on both sides.
Set the Boxes in the Truck’s Position
Keep the packed picture on its side rather than flat while packing the box and loading it onto the moving vehicle. When the image is flat, it will be harder for it to withstand pressure.
Spot photographs in a place where they won’t tumble over and pack them on their edges. Place them between hefty things that won’t move when you move them.
How to Pack Artwork for Moving: Guidelines for Packing Valuables
Here, we talked about some tips on how to pack artwork for moving. it is important to take specific steps to ensure that your valuable pieces are protected.
Use packaging tape to secure the artwork after wrapping it in bubble wrap. It’s a good idea to label each box that you pack so you know which ones are fragile.
These guidelines will help ensure that your artwork arrives at your new home safe and sound.
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