JC Movers’ Ultimate Guide To Moving Art Pieces Correctly

JC Movers’ Ultimate Guide To Moving Art Pieces Correctly

If you are an art collector and you are moving to your new home or office, it can be a stressful affair during moving day. You will need to pay extra attention to your art pieces, regardless of their costs. Some might not cost as much as others, but they hold incredible meaning and sentiment.

In this article, we will explore the ultimate guide to moving your art pieces correctly and safely, protecting your priceless items from being damaged.

The ultimate checklist to pack your art pieces

Whether they are works of art or framed pictures, they will need additional care and protection before they are to be loaded onto the moving truck, where they will be taken to your new space.

There is no easier way but to invest in additional protection for your art pieces. Here are the list of materials to complete your tasks correctly:

  • Markers and labelling tools
  • Tape
  • Polythene wrap
  • Bubble wrap or packing peanuts
  • Styrofoam to protect the corners of the art pieces
  • A flat picture box or a customised moving box

The items you will require for the job will differ according to the type of art pieces you own and how you intend to move them. However, the list of materials mentioned above should help you to get started.

Moving framed prints and art pieces

Your framed prints and paintings will be safer if you invest in flat picture boxes. While they might be more expensive than typical boxes, your invaluable art pieces should be adequately protected. A good rule of thumb when deciding on the box’s size is to ensure that it is about 4 inches bigger on each side of your art piece. You will then have to use extra padding materials to protect your art pieces.

Do not pack multiple art pieces in a single box

Instead of trying to save costs and attempting to use fewer boxes for your art pieces, get each art piece its own box. You could pack multiple smaller framed pieces if they are of similar sizes. However, doing so for larger ones might end up causing unnecessary damages that you can avoid easily if you pack each one in its own box.

How to pack sculptures

The thing about packing sculptures is that no matter their size, there will always be protruding surfaces that can break easily. Hence, in order to pack them, you will first have to wrap them in cling wrap to protect their surface, filling any gaps and crevices with smaller items to increase stability. Once you are done, take some bubble wraps and wrap them around the weak points. After you have secured the weak points, use the remaining bubble wrap to wrap the entire sculpture. At the end of the process, you should have a wrapped sculpture that resembles an egg or a spherical form.


In conclusion, this ultimate guide offers invaluable insights and expert advice to ensure the safe and secure relocation of your precious artworks. By following our meticulous guidelines and employing proper packing materials, you can safeguard your art collection against potential damage and preserve its beauty for generations to come. If all else fails, enlisting the assistance of experienced professionals to help you pack can help you to avoid unwanted errors.

Here at JC Movers, we are committed to providing unparalleled service and peace of mind to home and office owners. Whether you are moving priceless art pieces or not, our team of experienced home and office movers can help you avoid unnecessary delays and damages. We also offer storage and bulky furniture disposal services, too! Contact us today to get a free assessment and quote!

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