As practice shows, packing antiques and fine art for transportation usually takes longer than most people think. The truth is, there are so many things that make this process pretty complicated, especially when it comes to a long-distance move. Therefore, if you can afford to pay for additional services, professional art packers and handlers should be the first on your list, like the professionals at Stride Movers. If you’re wondering how to relocate your art studio, you’ve come to the right place.
Take a detailed inventory of your studio.
This advice stands for every move. A move is a great time to figure out what you really need. Go through everything you have and figure what goes and what stays. Try grouping things together making them easy to find later. If you want, buy different colored post-its and put them on all your items to sort them. When organizing, try to keep everything up against the wall, leaving room in the middle to work. Give yourself plenty of time and try to be as thorough as possible.
Do your due diligence about your new space.
Is the entrance big enough for all your belongings? Is there a freight elevator or no elevator at all? Can you reserve the elevator or will you share it will other occupants? Is there ample parking or will you have to park far away from the entrance? Will the building owners need a COI from your moving company?
Decide between DIY and hiring professional help
If you DIY:
- You’ll save money
- You can take as long as you want to make the transition to the new location
- You’ll get some good cardio
If you hire professionals
- You will have experts protecting your belongings
- The move will take a lot less time
- Peace of mind
- No broken backs (or art)!
Make sure you redirect your mail, transfer your electric, security system and internet service. Tell your customers or fans that you’ll be moving and make sure to inform vendors of new location.
Don’t overpack your boxes
Try not to overpack medium to large boxes. Heavy boxes risk boxes breaking and damaging your things, as well as yourself. Instead, try combining heavy things with lighter things.
Find the right movers
If you do decide to hire professionals, remember that not all moving companies are created equal. Read their reviews and write down questions that you have to ask them. Call and have a conversation about your move with a human. Book as soon as possible if you click with the company. Remember the end of the month and the beginning of the month are busy times and may become booked well ahead of time.
In conclusion, these are our tips on how to relocate your art studio. If you’re looking to move to any neighborhood in New York City and beyond, look no further than NYC’s top-rated moving company – Stride Movers. We are committed to excellence and customer satisfaction. It would be our pleasure to be the movers on your next relocation. Get a free quote now.