Mirrors can be one of those really expensive items that you don’t ever want to unwrap after you move to find it broken. The anticipation of packing and moving can already be bad enough, you don’t want to have to worry about how your mirrors are doing the whole way to your new home.
We want our moving to be a great experience. The best way to ensure that would be to pack everything correctly. With mirrors, as well as with framed pictures and portraits, there are things we can do that will ensure that they arrive to our new home in perfect condition.
The first thing that you want to do is to take some masking tape and tape an X across the frame of the glass or the large mirror itself. This is for safety purposes just in case you drop it or if a box hits it, or any other items you are moving it with.
Next, wrap the mirror or frame up with clean paper or newspaper to give it added cushion. If you are wrapping up a painting that has no glass over it, don’t use newspaper only clean paper.
If you want added protection, use bubble wrap to make sure that everything stays in place.
You also need to find a telescoping carton or another packaging that is flattened and will fit the item you wish to pack snuggly You don’t wan to pack it in something where it will have too much room to slid around in.
One of the worst things anyone can do at this point is lay the mirror or frames down flat. When you do this people are tempted to place other boxes over them, or even step on them. Always lay the box down on the edge.
Lastly, it is always smart to label your mirrors fragile so that everyone knows to be especially careful with that item.