How to Prepare and Transport Artwork
Updated: Mar 22
Artwork is challenging for many people to deal with on moving day because it is a unique shape and relatively fragile. There is a system for moving artwork that is safe, efficient, and relatively easy to accomplish. We will describe this system in the following steps.
Step 1: Gather the items you will need:
A knife for cutting cardboard
Step 2: Cut cardboard to fit the frame
This step can be easily accomplished by laying the art face down on a large sheet of cardboard and marking the basic outline with a pencil.
Then just cut the cardboard and tape it to the art to cover the picture with cardboard.
Step 3: Wrap with a moving blanket and tape
Place a moving blanket on the ground
Place the art on top of it with the art/cardboard side down
Fold the blanket over the art one side at a time
Step 4: Use tape to secure the blanket to the art
Stand up the art (still in the blanket) on its end
Use tape at several locations to ensure the blanket will not fall off or move
Rotate the art onto each of its ends to tape it at each location needed
Step 5: Securing the art in your vehicle
Whether or not you can stack the art depends on each picture and frame, don’t stack it if you are unsure.
The art should be secured in your vehicle with bungee cords to ensure that it doesn’t slide around or fall over.
Hopefully, this process of moving art is helpful for you and gives you a sense of direction. If you are interested in hiring professional movers to do this for you, reach out to us at The College Moving Crew, we would love to assist with your art and any moving needs you may have!
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Please use this information at your own risk, and be aware that if you decide to move on your own, CMC is not responsible for any damages or injuries.
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