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Best Practices for Packing Artwork

by Arleen Sealy-Hannibal 12/30/2018

For those who recently bought or sold a house, it may be only a matter of time before you need to pack up your belongings and move them to a new address. As such, you'll likely need to figure out how to properly pack your artwork to reduce the risk of damage while moving.

Luckily, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of packing your artwork prior to moving day.

Let's take a look at three best practices for packing artwork.

1. Use Acid-Free Tissue Paper

Acid-free tissue paper offers advanced protection against moisture – a serious problem that may cause artwork to fade or deteriorate.

You should have no trouble finding acid-free tissue paper at any store that sells moving and packing supplies. Plus, acid-free tissue paper usually is inexpensive and can make a world of difference as you pack up your artwork.

Ideally, you'll want to wrap an entire piece of art in acid-free tissue paper. This will offer immense protection until you unwrap your artwork once you reach your new home.

2. Take Advantage of Specialty Boxes

Specialty moving boxes are available for artwork. Pick up a few of these boxes, and you can pack your artwork accordingly.

Use caution as you place artwork inside a moving box. Ensure the artwork is secure inside the box before you seal the box as well.

Also, don't forget to label all moving boxes, including those that contain artwork. Place a "Fragile" label on boxes that contain artwork to further minimize the risk of damage during your move.

3. Store Artwork Carefully in a Moving Truck

When moving day arrives, you'll want to do everything possible to guarantee your artwork travels safely from Point A to Point B. If you place artwork on its edges and in a spot where it won't fall over inside a moving truck, you can limit the chance that your artwork will get damaged while in transit.

In addition, you may be able to wedge artwork between heavy objects in a moving truck. That way, you can secure your artwork throughout the moving cycle.

If you require extra help as you pack your artwork and other belongings, it often pays to hire a professional moving company. This business employs friendly, knowledgeable moving experts who can help you streamline the process of getting all of your belongings to a new address.

Lastly, a real estate agent is happy to put you in touch with moving companies in your area. This housing market professional understands the challenges associated with packing artwork and other items and can provide plenty of support as you get ready for moving day. Furthermore, a real estate agent will ensure anyone can achieve the optimal results during the homebuying or home selling cycle.

Simplify the process of packing up your artwork – use the aforementioned best practices, and you can quickly and effortlessly prepare your artwork for moving day.

About the Author

Arleen Sealy-Hannibal


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About Arleen

Georgia is the place I now call home. I am originally from Trinidad and have lived in the United States since 1990. I have a passion for real estate and love helping buyers, sellers and renters with their real estate needs and desires. 

I can assist you with all your real estate needs in the following counties: Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Douglas, Dekalb, Fulton, Fayette, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, Rockdale, Spalding and The Entire Metro Atlanta Area.  

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With degrees in Computer Programming/Data Processing, Computer Information Systems and Business Administration from CCP and Drexel University and over 20 years of business, finance, sales and marketing experience, I effectively advertise and market homes. I am a graduate of the Metro Brokers/GMAC Real Estate Academy with excellent customer service and negotiation skills.

I am a member of the Atlanta Board of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Golden Key National Honor Society, and Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. I am a full-time Realtor and I can meet you at a location convenient to you and your family.

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  • Member, Atlanta Board of Realtors
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  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Member, Douglas Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Georgia Metro Listing Service (GAMLS)
  • Member, First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS)
  • Member, Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Member, Phi Theta Kappa Society International Scholastic Order
  • Licensed Full-Time Real Estate Agent since year 2005



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems
  • Degree Minor in Business Administration
  • Associate Degree in Computer Programming/Data Processing
  • Associate Degree in General Studies
  • Graduate, Metro Brokers/GMAC Real Estate Academy
  • MBA Graduate (Metro Brokers/ GMAC Advantage)
  • Background in Business, Finance, Marketing and Sales
  • Excellent Customer Service and Negotiation Skills
  • Numerous Sales Performance Awards
  • Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)
  • Accredited Sellers Representative (ASR)
  • Real Estate Property Management Specialist (REPM)
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