You’ve decided that it’s time to invest in the local artists and bought a piece or two from the gallery to brighten up your walls. But, time for home renovation has arrived and you’re scared that your fine arts will get damaged. Well, we’re going to come to your rescue. As experienced movers in Brooklyn we’ve worked with both homeowners and galleries on transporting their goods. And, we know that there is no place safer for art than in Brooklyn fine art storage. So, here’s our guide to finding, renting and using affordable storage units Brooklyn for your valuables.
First things first, are my items considered as Brooklyn fine arts by movers?
If you’re moving to Brooklyn or leaving it, you will likely want to keep your belongings safe. And, in most cases, with extremely fragile items, it’s best to keep them in Brooklyn fine art storage for this. So, homeowners usually end up looking at their item and wondering: is this considered fine arts? Well, as a local NY moving company which also offers Brooklyn fine art storage here’s our wisdom:
- Paintings which you own are considered as fine arts as movers and storage facilities. So, if you need any of them kept safe, you will be able to rent a unit. Most Brooklyn warehousing facilities will have specialized spaces which can keep your fine arts protected.
- Sculptures are also among the short list of fine arts. Storing them in Brooklyn fine art storage during a move or renovation is always a good idea.
- Antiques which you need to store or relocate are also on our list. If you show them to your moving company representative, they can tell you more about how to keep them safe in storage.
- Mirrors also fall under the category of Brooklyn fine arts. When placing them into storage, be sure to mark them as fragile, too.
- Framed photographs are the final item on our list of fine arts. Often, homeowners will pack them with their regular belongings. However, if you’re renting Brooklyn fine art storage keep their category in mind. You may need to leave them in a unit, after all.
And then, how do I find reliable and affordable Brooklyn fine arts storage?
Wondering what the best way to find quality and cheap storage in New York is? Well, we’ve got a few tips and tricks up our sleeve. Here’s how most of our customers found us, a reliable company for Brooklyn fine arts storage…
First, you should ask for recommendations
Your friends and family will likely be able to give you a few. It doesn’t matter if they’re not using Brooklyn fine arts storage, but regular units. A warehousing facility which has good reviews is usually reliable. If you can’t get any names this way, try going to the local art galleries in Brooklyn. As they deal in different fine arts they surely have a storage unit available. They should be able to give you a name or two of good Brooklyn fine arts storage companies. Finally, if you’re moving house and need storage for your canvases and antiques, ask your movers. A relocation company will often offer both moving services Brooklyn and storage options. And, in most cases, these will be affordable deals.
Then, extend your search to online Brooklyn fine art storage facilities
We live in a day and age where you can find almost anything online. And, if you have one or two companies in mind through friend recommendations, it’s not time to stop yet. In our experience, three to five possible Brooklyn fine art storage facilities are the best starting point. So, head online and find a few names and jot them down. Then, it’s time to do some detective work…
When you have a list of possible warehousing facilities in Brooklyn, investigate them further
Unfortunately, your job isn’t done with a couple of names, addresses, and prices. If you’re looking to store your items in a good Brooklyn fine arts warehousing facility, you’re going to need to be thorough. So, start by looking up the license and insurance of the storage company. Then, further look at different online reviews. Experiences of previous customers, especially those using Brooklyn fine art storage, should give you insight into the company. Finally, it’s time to pay them a visit in person.
Go to the warehousing facility and remember to ask plenty of questions. We advise checking out the difference between office hours and access hours. While the latter allows you to get into your unit, the previous will give you help from the company in case of a problem. Then, you should also be on the lookout for any kinks in the security system. Check for sprinkles, smoke detectors, and cameras. Also, ask about the personnel which patrols the grounds. Finally, there should be a secure fence around the Brooklyn fine art storage facility. If you feel comfortable with the safety measures and reviews, you may have just found the right depository.
Finally, it’s time to place your items into Brooklyn fine art storage
You’ve found the right warehousing facility and you’re looking at different units now. So, it’s time to decide how big of a space you need. We suggest packing your fine arts before doing this. It will help you determine the size of the unit you need. After all, when you finish storing every box into the unit you will want to be able to access each and every one of them easily. If you estimate the volume of your belongings, you could end up choosing the wrong Brooklyn fine art storage unit.
So, clean your fine arts and then place them securely into their packaging. If you’re not sure which to use, consider buying Brooklyn moving boxes from a relocation company. Even if you’re just storing your fine arts, moving containers are a good idea. They are safe, secure and specially made for fine arts. In storage, they are sure to keep your valuables safe.