Share This Article
All of my posters for the new place. Posters are a great way to decorate a living space on a budget, so if you have posters on your wall – in frames or lying flat, you’ll want to use most of them. But before you can do that, you will have to protect them adequately so that they can survive the move without any damage.
Packing posters for a move isn’t complicated in any way – follow a few safety tips for packing signs, and you’ll find them completely intact when you unpack your belongings in your new home.
Here’s how to pack posters for the move – step-by-step instructions will allow you to continue enjoying your signs in your new living space.
What to do before packing your poster
Before we move on to poster packing tips, there are a few steps you are encouraged to take first to make the packaging task easier for yourself.
Step 1. Reassess the value of your posters
Take a close look at your posters and think if it’s worth packing and moving them all. You must know your signs in great detail, but now that they’ve been moved to a completely different setting, you may discover that some of that artwork won’t match the decor of a new residence.
Moreover, times change, and so do people. So you shouldn’t be too shocked if you find out that you’re no longer crazy about some of the posters you loved at first. And if that’s true, consider giving some of them to people you know will enjoy them more. In the case of valuable posters that you no longer appreciate, think about selling them to raise some money for your moving budget.
Also, closely inspect all posters you own, framed or unframed, and look for possible damage to them, such as fading or tearing over time. When not sure what to do with some of your posters, finding them partially damaged will make your decision easier.
Step 2. Prepare packing materials
Your mission is to transport your favorite posters safely and soundly to the destination house. And for that, you’ll need some quality packaging material to protect them on the road.
- Wrapping paper. Prepare white, acid-free packing paper – the kind you usually use to pack your fragile items.
- Bubble wrap. Bubble wrap will provide the best protection for your framed posters.
- Poster reel. Buy poster spools for your frameless posters online or from a good home improvement store. Poster tubes start at about $3 a piece and are made from stiff craft paper or plastic. Their inside diameters range from 1 ½ inch to 4 inches, lengths range from about 15 inches to 21 inches, and they come with a plastic end cap to keep the poster in place.
- Picture box. Get special picture boxes for your framed posters. Picture boxes range from $5 to $8 and come in various sizes – medium, large, and four-piece that can be adjusted to the size of the frame.
- Ice painter. A roll of painter’s masking tape should suffice.
How to frame posters on the go
Here’s how to pack a framed poster when moving from house to house:
- Take your framed posters off the wall and arrange them on a flat surface like a kitchen table.
- Use a soft and slightly damp cloth to remove any possible dirt on the frame – you don’t want to transfer any land to a new location, do you?
- Place a large sheet of bubble wrap on the table and a framed poster in the center with its side facing up.
- Cut a piece of cardboard to the size of the frame, then use small pieces of tape to secure the cut cardboard to the edge. This step is required to protect the glass or plastic sheet covering the front of the poster.
- Wrap the bubble wrap around the framed poster as if you were wrapping a gift. Make sure you cover the entire frame.
- Use regular pieces of tape to secure the open ends of the bubble wrap.
- Transfer the packaged framed poster into a medium or large photo box, depending on its size. If the picture frame is too large, you can stitch 2 photo boxes together to make 1 – most photo boxes are capable of nesting with other photo boxes to accommodate artwork that is framed too large to fit. Suitable for single people.
- Properly label the photo box to see exactly what’s inside the cardboard box.
How to pack a frameless poster on the go
If you have posters that aren’t in the frame, the packaging process will differ from the one we just described.
Get your posters off the walls. How you do that will depend on how they’re fixed to the wall: tape, staples, or glue. Be careful not to tear any posters in the process.
Place a clean packing paper sheet on a hard surface, preferably a large table. Make sure the packaging paper has a larger surface area than the poster.
Place the poster on the wrapping paper with its image facing up – that is, towards you. Position the sign so that the bottom edge is lined with the bottom edge of the packing paper.
Start rolling the poster along with the wrapping paper underneath it. Do this slowly, and make sure you move it tight enough that the resulting roll can fit inside the poster tube.
Follow and update more news at Moving Companny Dallas