If you need to move to another place and you have large pieces of framed prints or other pricey artwork, you need to be very careful packing and transporting them so you don’t end up with shattered glass or chipped frames.
Here are some awesome tips from Easy Moves to ensure your valued possessions are safe during the move.
Use the right packing material.
Use medium-sized clean and strong moving boxes to pack smaller pictures and frames. You don’t necessarily have to use new moving boxes since used boxes can be as effective. Just ensure that they are still in good condition and are well sealed.
For large pieces of artwork, pack each of them separately using a specialty box that is a bit larger than the artwork or frame. If a specialty box is unavailable, you can also get a used box and flatten it. Just ensure you use a box that is bigger than the frame.
You’ll also have to be ready with the following packing items:
- Packing paper or linens
- Appropriate size boxes
- Brown paper
- Bubble wrap or other soft material to wrap and protect the frame
- Packing tape
Wrap both the picture and the frame.
Using some brown packing paper, fully wrap the picture and the frame. Then wrap the packing tape all the way around the frame both lengthwise and widthwise ensuring the paper stays in place during the whole moving process.
Box them up.
If you decide to pack small photos and frames together in a single box, wrap each of them in a packing paper to ensure the glass won’t break during the move. Then mark both sides of each boxes with “Fragile” and it’s room location.
Secure them on the moving truck.
When loading the packed artworks and frames on the moving truck, keep them on their side and don’t lay them flat. This way, the pictures will absorb pressure easier on an edge than when they are flat.
Consider hiring professional movers.
Most people would rather get paid help to ensure that their valued frames and artwork are 100% safe during the entire moving process. Should you consider getting help, only trust professional movers like Easy Moves.
Packing these kinds of items requires enough time, patience and effort to ensure safe arrival at your new home or office. So be sure you prepare and get started ahead of time.