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How to pack paintings

You have decided to change not only the city you live in but also the state. There are many reasons to do that, and whatever reason you have detailed plan needs to be made to avoid any problems that might happen. You will need professional help, so hiring a reliable moving company is the best option. Cross Country Movers has experience and professional staff that will help you relocate. When you find proper help, you will have more time to prepare yourself for the transition. Let others take care of stressful and monotonous sides of work. We can provide you with all kinds of services. Many people choose us, so if you hire us, you will become one of our satisfied customers. Our representatives will answer any question you have concerning your relocations process, and they can also give you some tips. Whether you need packing services, car shipping, unpacking, residential or corporate moving service, we can help you.
If you are like most people, you will probably avoid starting packing because of it one of the stressful sides of the process. You can let us do the packing and unpacking. No matter if you have some small and valuable things that need to be taken care of, or some big pieces of furniture or kitchen supplies, we will carefully load everything in the truck. However, if you decide to pack yourself, you need to know how to do it properly. Here are some tips for packing paintings, pictures or some other artwork.


How to pack paintings
If you have some small to medium pictures you should use the right size of boxes for it. If the box is too short, there is a risk for the object to get damaged and if you choose too big, there will be a lot of unused space, and during the transportation, the boxes will shake and bounce so the pictures can also get damaged that way. If you don’t have a proper sized box, you can tear apart the used box and adjust it. If you do that, you will need the box that is bigger than the picture and frame.

Other material

Besides boxes, other equipment is equally important if you want everything to arrive in one piece. Get brown packing paper or linens, bubble wrap, packing tape, and markers. If you don’t have bubble wrap, you can use other soft material that will protect the frame.


How to pack paintings
Spread the brown paper on the floor or the work surface. Be careful with packing a large picture and frame – the paper ends need to be overlapped to create a paper area that is twice the size of your picture. After you check that you have large enough packing paper, carefully lay down the picture. To be sure that the painting will be safe during the transportation, wrap the packing tape all the way around the frame both lengthwise and widthwise. Don’t forget to tape one end of the box entirely, after you put the picture.
We are sure that you will successfully do the packing. Nevertheless, if you change your mind, Cross Country Movers are here for you. We are at your service for all other moving services, so call us today.