When moving to a new place, it is always best to hire a moving company. However, it can be challenging to determine whether you need a regular moving company or specialists. Well, it depends on the items you want to get moved. If you have a large collection of antiques, artworks, and sculptures of different sizes, it is best to call for art moving companies instead of regular movers. Now you may wonder whether there is any difference between these two. 

Read on to know how art moving companies differ from regular movers. 

  • Art moving companies know different mediums

Each art piece is unique, as artists use different materials to create art. Some artists use oil paints, while others create magic with charcoal and watercolors, and each material reacts differently to exposure to elements. For example, if you wrap an oil painting like a framed painting, it will be damaged. Art moving companies understand these nuances of artwork and pack and ship them with due diligence to prevent any damage. 

  • Art moving companies use the right materials

Art pieces are highly fragile and made with materials that can easily get damaged if exposed to moisture or extreme temperatures. That’s why artwork must be properly packed using the right materials that prevent such exposure. Art moving companies ensure that each art piece is packed properly to protect the art from elements during the move. 

  • Art moving companies use custom crates

Most packaging boxes and wooden crates are made according to standard sizes, which are good for packing most household and office items. However, when it comes to artwork, you can find sculptures, busts, paintings, and other modern art pieces that come in unique shapes and sizes that may not fit in standard packaging boxes. In such cases, art moving companies build custom cases to ensure that the artwork is transferred safely to its new location. 

  • They have partners all around the globe

Another major difference is that art moving companies have partners and liaisons in most parts of the world. It makes it easier for you to ship your artwork anywhere in the world without worrying about its safety and handling. While regular movers also handle international shipping, they may not have artwork moving experts in other countries. 

  • They can move artworks of any size

Some art pieces are mammoth-sized, and normal movers struggle to transport such massive structures without damaging them. However, this is a normal part of the business for professional art movers. They have the right tools, expertise, and experience to safely transport art pieces of all shapes and sizes. 

About Interest Moving & Storage

InterWest Moving and Storage in Idaho, Montana, Utah & Wyoming can assist you with relocation services  — from packing to unloading. An agent of Atlas Van Lines, we have been delivering high-quality transportation services to our customers since 1956. Apart from residential packing and moving, we are corporate moving specialists and provide domestic and international corporate, art, and government relocation services. You can call our toll-free number (800) 877-1091 to book our assistance and get a free quote.