Smooth Move has the people power to move your heaviest items. We also have the brainpower to design a packing-and-moving strategy that gets your most delicate items from one place to another.

That means, among your other possessions, your prized and precious art will also arrive safely, ready to be displayed proudly in your new abode.

So if you’ve been searching long and hard for art movers near me, then you’ve found the place.

Welcome to Smooth Move People — where the people have the muscle power and the know-how to get the job done right. We have years of experience as movers in Portland and the surrounding metro area.

Our hard-won expertise and practiced maneuvers were forged during the many years we’ve been in business. We’ve worked both residential and commercial moves — both big and small — and we undertake each job as if the items we were moving were our own.

It’s that pride of a job well done that keeps our customers coming back to Smooth Move and recommending us to others. Whether they’re moving across town, across the state, or across the country, we’re positioned to provide the best in moving, packing, and relocation services.

Stop by today or give us a call to see what we can do for you!

A piece of abstract artMoving Art

Fine art moving in Portland (and around the world, really) means knowing and understanding intimately the basics of moving art during a home or business relocation. This may include tools at our disposal, such as custom crates and cardboard boxes.

Basically, moving fine art and antiques, whether from private collectors or art galleries, means following the same tried-and-true procedures that have stood the test of time.

The first step, typically, is to arrange and sort your artwork by size. There doesn’t need to be more than two or three size categories, either; no need to complicate things. A basic rule is to divvy them up into small, medium, and large sizes.

However, even that may not be necessary. Art movers can typically pack small- to medium-sized pieces together. Very large pieces of artwork, however, should be handled separately.

Smooth Move People can help you determine the best method of packing and moving artwork in Portland and elsewhere. Consider special boxes designed to protect your large pieces of artwork during a move.

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As always, when in doubt, ask Smooth Move People! We’ve moved just about everything during our long years as Portland’s go-to relocation and moving service. We have experts who know how to move art pieces large and small, as well as those with delicate glass and/or frames.

Artwork represents some of the most important and personal possessions that people have in their homes. This is especially true if the artwork is a family heirloom; care and caution must be taken to protect the painting, its frame and glass, if any.

There are also steps that should be taken to protect the paint itself. This can include wrapping the art in bubble wrap or plastic wrap prior to inserting it into a protective cardboard box. We can even pack the item with special cardboard pieces to protect the corners of the art and the frame.

Smooth Move doesn’t take shortcuts. We decide how to handle each piece of artwork based on its size, materials, and how delicate and/or old it is. You can trust Smooth Move People to treat your artwork with the care and attention that each piece deserves.

We want your new home to feel like home as soon as you first set foot in the door. One of the ways we do that is to make sure we move artwork to its new location so that it can be displayed in the same condition as it was when we first picked it up. Art on the walls is one of the best ways to personalize a home and make it truly your own.

Art Movers in Portland: Smooth Move!

Smooth Move People moves more than art. We are a full-service relocation company for both residential and commercial clients. Whether it’s an office or a home (or a home office!), we provide the following services and more:

About that final bullet point: Yes, we really do offer the lowest moving rates in the industry. How can we know that? Because it’s the lowest moving rate that we’re legally permitted to charge by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Plus, our overhead is really low because we are self-sufficient. We own all our own equipment, for one thing.

All this combined means we can provide exceptional, customized service while still charging much less than other moving companies.

So as we said at the top, your search for art movers near me has brought you to the right place. We’re Smooth Move People!

We’ve been helping folks like you find art shipping services in Portland and local moving and storage options, including art storage, for more than 30 years. We are here to serve you during every step of the moving process. Get in touch with us today to schedule a move.

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