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How to move fine art safely to your new home

No crying over spilled paint: How to move fine art safely to your new home Do you collect fine art? Is your residence adorned with treasured antiques? Do you revel in being surrounded by beautiful paintings in your home? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these, you probably know the meaning of sentimental value, and in most cases monetary value since art isn’t usually cheap! It can be scary to imagine transporting these kinds of fragile and valuable objects up and out of your house if you have an impending move. In the event you are moving in the Lower Mainland, or moving across Canada with fine art in tow, there are a few things to keep in mind. When moving high value items, it’s important to plan ahead, communicate with your movers, and stock up on packing supplies! Account for all of your art pieces before you move and consider insurance Expensive jewellery can fit in a padded box, a vintage guitar can fit in its case, but art pieces can come in the randomest of shapes and sizes. It’s a good idea to take inventory on everything you anticipate taking with you on your move. That way you can even put aside extra special pieces to be moved by hand in a personal vehicle. Depending on their value, you might have to separately insure fine art pieces in BC. Sometimes regular home insurance plans do not account for high-value art collections. It is imperative you check with your insurance broker before you move to ensure all of your items are protected. After all, art is fragile...