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If you plan to renovate an art gallery or move artwork from one home to another, there are ways to secure your artwork pieces in the process. Take a look at some of the efficient ways to prepare and preserve artwork in storage.

Step one – finding the right storage unit

Keeping sensitive inventory safe is not an easy task. Since the artwork is most often very expensive, putting it is a good storage unit is a tricky process. Not every storage unit is a good quality to keep expensive paintings, sculptures and other pieces safe. In order to preserve artwork in storage and not damage it during the process, you must organize this process in a few steps.

  • First, you need to find storage that is climate-controlled, so that your artwork pieces are safe.
  • Second, you should find the right packing supplies and boxes.
  • Third, you will need to take some time and prepare your inventory for the storing process.
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Since the artwork is most often very expensive, putting it is a good storage unit is a tricky process.

One of the best ways to preserve artwork in storage is to contact a moving and storage company. These companies often provide units for both short-term and long term storage. Make sure to let the company know what type of artwork you need to store so that they can help you find the perfect unit.

Step two – preparing artwork for storing

Whether you are moving your inventory to another location or just renovating a space, storing artwork is a good way of preserving its value. However, before you let your inventory stay in a unit for a longer period, you will need to prepare it.

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Your movers will make sure to wrap, tape and label each piece and safely load it into the moving truck.

Finding packing supplies might be tricky, especially if your artwork is delicate and uneven shape. If you can’t find the boxes that will fit your inventory, you can always contact a Manhattan moving company and ask for some.

Besides packing supplies, moving companies also provide professional packing services. Since artwork pieces are valuable and tricky to wrap, you should consider paying for this service. In order to preserve artwork in storage, you should pay some extra money in order to pack it the right way.

Step three – the transportation process

In case you plan to relocate your artwork or the storage you found is not so close to your home, you’ll need to organize the transportation process. One of the ways to do that is to hire a good moving company that will keep your artwork safe. Discuss all the details of the size and type of pieces you need to move. Your movers will make sure to wrap, tape and label each piece and safely load it into the moving truck.

Moreover, there is another benefit of hiring a moving company to move and preserve artwork in storage. If your inventory is of great value, the movers you hire will take all the responsibility in case there’s damage during transportation.

About Author

John has been with Divine Moving and Storage in New York for nearly two decades. Starting as a young helper and climbing up the ranks to be a staple in our organization. John has the knowledge and experience to assist our clients with any move or storage related needs. You can reach John or any of our associates in NYC at 212-244-4011