What Is The Best Way To Move Fine Art ?

You are getting ready to move but there are a few things you’re just not sure about.  You’ve got boxes and bubble wrap and packing paper, but is that enough to move your fine art items?  Whether you’ve got one large special piece of fine art or several small items worth a lot of money, it is important to take the time to find out how to properly move these items that are very important to you.

Don’t Cut Corners

It can be tempting to think you can move these pieces on your own but even the smallest damage can make a big difference in the value. Find a Canadian moving company that understands how to move fine art items and has a strong commitment to customer service so that they take the time to learn about your items. Companies that also handle commercial moves may be a better choice as they have experience in moving office art work and pieces used in retail and professional offices.

Before you meet with a moving company, separate out all the items that are part of your fine art collection so that the movers can see each piece and start to make their plan and properly create a moving estimate.

Think About Temperature

Will your fine art items need to be stored for any length of time? If so, make sure you talk to your moving company about proper climate controlled storage. Moisture can be quite damaging to paintings and prints.

Ask About Logistics

Your moving company should be able to tell you and show you what type of crates or packing they will use to move your fine art.  Paintings should be crated. For sculptures, your movers should review each piece on a case by case basis due to the size and dynamics of each piece.  Ask about how they will move in each piece – will they fit through doors, how will pieces be moved up stairs, etc. If a sculpture can be taken apart, it should be.

Making The Move

When it comes down to it, moving your fine art pieces will be a lot less stressful if you work with a moving company that you trust.  Good residential or commercial movers will be upfront about how they will move your pieces, be committed to ensuring your items will be taken care of and be confident that they can do the job at hand.  An experienced moving company is certainly worth hiring when it comes to moving items of high value and importance.

First Choice Movers has been providing customers in the Toronto area as well as all across Canada with exceptional, stress free moving experiences and superior customer service for over two decades. Contact us for your free quote and to start your positive moving experience!