When the time comes for you to move into a new apartment or home, there will be tons of things for you to sort out. From transferring utilities and paying bills to seeing family and friends before leaving, it may feel as if there’s way too much on your to do list. Thankfully, we’re here to help you plan and sort some of it out to make your transition easier. Today, let’s focus on your paintings and wall art. Once you have your moving company secured, you’re going to need to start thinking about properly packing your belongings. Here are some helpful tips.
1. Wrap Your Goods Accordingly
Not all wall art is created equally. Some are cheap purchases that look great in a bathroom or hallway of a home. Others are incredibly expensive/hard to find pieces that belong on display in your living room. No matter the case, you should ensure that you properly wrap your pieces for transport. If you’re moving a short distance, you can simply use bubble wrap or even newspaper. However, if you’re moving over a long distance, remember it’s never smart to leave oil paintings in extremely hot or cold temperatures for an extended period of time.
2. Think About insurance
Don’t hesitate to reach out to your insurance company when it comes to moving with pricy wall art. It’s not uncommon for furniture to get lost or damaged during a long distance move. Before you hand your precious wall art over to a team of movers, investigate the kind of coverage you have. It’s always better to prepare for the worst.
3. Take Photos
In the event you need to file an insurance claim, make sure that you have photos of your wall art collection prior to moving day. If you’re a collector, ensure that your photos are a lot more detailed than usual. The goal is to show that your art is in excellent condition, free of any rips and tears. You may even want to print out photos of your wall art and label them all in a folder. While being this organized may seem annoying, you’ll thank us when it’s all said and done.
4. Trust Your Movers
If you’re worried about your ability to properly execute packing up your wall art and other belongings, don’t be afraid to really lean on your moving company. Professional long distance moving companies are trained to properly pack, lift and transport delicate belongings so you don’t have to. Sure, packing services may cost you a bit more, but it will certainly give you some peace of mind and help you avoid annoying insurance claims in the future. Do the right thing and take care of your wall art from the beginning.
5. Shop Around
Whenever it comes to moving services, you’ll quickly realize that you have lots of options. We fully advise you to shop around and get a few estimates before committing to one. When hiring a moving company, fully explain that you have delicate wall art that needs to be moved. While there are tons of moving companies, not all are equipped to properly pack and transport expensive wall art.
So what are you waiting for? Now that you have these tips, you’re ready to get on with your move.