Moving into a new home is exciting as you daydream about how to set up each room but hauling heavy objects can be a nightmare. Moving a 100-pound large mirror isn’t fun and if you’ve never done it before, you may be wondering where to begin. Packing mirrors doesn’t have to scare you; with a few helpful moving and packing tips you’ll be on your way. Here’s how you can carefully pack mirrors to prevent them from breaking during your move.
The “X” Trick
The larger the mirror, the more important this step is. Before you pack your mirror, use packing tape and tape a giant “X” across the mirror. Create crisscrosses of all kinds to reinforce the glass and prevent pieces from shattering if it breaks during the move. This trick will not only protect the glass, but reduce the chances of shards escaping and causing injury.
Cardboard on the Surface
Using a large sheet of cardboard, cut out the size that fits over the mirror glass. Securing this with tape will provide an extra layer of cushion and protection during the move, and will hold any cracked pieces down so no one gets hurt.
The glass mirror surface isn’t the only area to worry about during a move. The frame edges, especially if they are valuable, can also be damaged from bumps and movement along the trip. The corners actually suffer more impact during a move, so to protect them use corner protectors or add extra bubble wrap to the edges.
To protect the mirror from getting damaged, wrap it as many times as you want in bubble wrap. Creating this cushioned layer around the mirror will reduce the chances of its edges and surfaces getting scratched or damaged.
Mirror cartons are designed specifically for mirrors. It is divided in four parts that interlock to fit the frame of most mirrors. With the tape and bubble wrap surrounding it, the mirror will be secured and protected for the move.
Transport It Carefully
The way you move the mirror is just as important as how you package it. Keeping it upright, without stacking anything on top during transit is the best way to ensure nothing topples on it and that it has a safe journey.
Gago Movers’ Services Can Help Move Large, Fragile Items
Gago Movers can help you if you need help packing and moving your large, fragile items into your new home. We offer fast, efficient, and stress-free moving services and are available to help you from start to finish. Whether you need packing assistance, junk removal, or transportation, we can help! We are a West London based company that has a wealth of experience in all aspects of moving, which allows us to think about all the small details and be there to fully support you. Contact us today for more information or to get a quote on our services.
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