If you are moving to a new home in the near future, and you have an antique or unique mirror that you wish to bring along, chances are you are a bit worried about keeping it from becoming damaged during the process. There are several steps you can take in the packaging of your mirror to ensure it is kept in the best possible condition when being moved from one location to another. Here are some tips you can use to help keep your prized possession intact when being moved.
Take Time To Tape The Glass Portion
It is best to tape the glass front of your mirror, with painter's or masking tape. This will help keep the reflective portion of the mirror secure during the move. Should your mirror shatter, this will help in keeping shards and slivers in one location, making it less likely someone will become injured as a result. The tape may save the mirrored portion from breaking if there is an incident where impact is sustained.
Wrap Your Mirror In Thick Protective Layers
To keep your custom mirror from getting damaged, protective layers should be wrapped around it before you place it in a container. A cushion of air around the mirror will help keep the glass from getting broken. Use large sheets of bubble wrap for this purpose. Wrap the cushioning around the mirror several times so there are a few inches of protection around it. Pieces of packing tape can be used to secure the bubble wrap around the item.
Pick The Right Enclosure And Label Appropriately
After your mirror is wrapped, it can be placed in a thick cardboard box for transport. It is a good idea to add a few inches of packing peanuts to the bottom of the box before you place the wrapped mirror inside. When the mirror is in the box, additional packing peanuts can be added to the box to give the mirror even more protection. Use packing tape to keep the cardboard box flaps closed for the ride.
It is a good idea to label the box "Fragile" so moving company workers know the contents are likely to break if it is not handled appropriately. You can also alert movers of the contents by writing "Glass" or "Mirror" on the box. This will ensure the box is placed in a location within the moving truck where it is less likely to be crushed or hit by other items going to your home.