Moving with Artwork

The real estate market is starting to heat up right along with the weather, and if you’re thinking about making a move this summer, we want your precious photos and valuable artwork to have a safe journey.

Here are a few tips on protecting your artwork while traveling or moving:

Photo Album Frame DestinationUnframed Photos

We hope you’ve taken our advice and properly stored your unframed photos so that they’re protected from damage, dust and moisture. If so, they are good to go. If not, see our blog post about how to store those photos.

Framed Photos

Every part of a framed photo needs to be protected from damage: the frame, the glass and the photo itself. Frame Destination carries reusable GalleryPouch heavy-duty bubble bags. Made especially for protecting artwork, these bags are easier to use than rolls of standard bubble wrap and come in hundreds of sizes as well as custom sizes. Order the right size for each framed piece (that you can then save until the next move) and simply slide the frame in the pouch.

Moving with ArtworkNext, box it up. Moving and storage companies offer picture and mirror boxes in a variety of sizes that will further protect your framed pieces. If the box is bigger than the bubble-bagged piece, line it with packing peanuts or newspaper so that there is no room for the piece to shift or slide around.

Finally, pack and move the boxes so that the pieces are upright; placing boxes flat can cause warping and runs the risk of broken glass (that will then scratch or otherwise damage your photo). Make sure that the boxes packed in a way that keeps them from sliding around in the truck.

Happy moving! Visit our website for a wide range of photo archiving, storage and packing materials.

About the author


Mark Rogers is an amateur photographer and the founder of Frame Destination, Inc. In 2004 Mark realized the framing industry was not keeping up with the evolution of photography via new digital technology and started Frame Destination in his garage. Now his company has thousands of do-it-yourself framing customers across the US that it helps with its 11,000 square feet production facility in Dallas, TX.

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