The Best Way To Pack Glass Frames And Mirrors for a Long Distance Move

December 11, 2020

Moving into a new home is an exciting adventure, but before you get started you have to pack everything to begin your long distance moving process. Most items are pretty easy to pack and label for the move, but some items need a bit more attention. Fragile items need extra packaging to ensure they don’t break during the move. If you need to move mirrors or glass frames, then you will need to pay even closer attention. Augusta Movers has created some tips to help you get your mirrors and glass frames to your new location all in one piece.

Packing Materials

Before you get started you will need to arm yourself with the right packing materials for the job. Compact frames should be wrapped in bubble paper and packed inside of cartons. Bigger frames will need to have specially built boxes to fit their dimensions. For mirrors, a customized box that is also fitted with cushioning material is ideal for relocation transportation.

Packing Your Mirrors & Frames

Before placing your mirror in the carton, make sure there is a thick layer of cushion or balled up paper over the base of the box. This padding will help restrict movement and also help safeguard the glass. If possible, you can pack two frames or mirrors of the same size in each carton.

Wrap each item well with percolate and newspaper. Then create another layer of padding to place in between. Pack the frames with their faces or backs towards each other. Place them in the cartons and then fill all remaining space with additional packing paper. Make sure there is a snug fit, but don’t overfill the box as it will create pressure on the packaging. Too much packing can also damage the very items you are trying to protect.

Securing The Packages

Close the containers after packing, ensuring the fit is snug but not too tight. If there is a sound of shaking or jostling, add more packing paper around the frames or mirrors. Tape the box shut with high-quality packing tape. Wrap around the top and go under the package as well. You should tape in both directions so that there is a “plus” sign going across each side of the box. Make sure to label the outside of the package so that nothing is placed on top that may damage the contents inside. Mark an upward pointing arrow on the top of the box so that you know which way to open it at your new location.

Moving With Augusta Movers

Packing and moving fragile items can be stressful, but with the right tools and our tips above, everything will get there in one piece. If you are in need of help with your next move, we are here to help. We offer advice as well as packing supplies and even packing services in Toronto. No matter what you need, we are here to help. Give us a call at 647-783-8730 to find out more about our relocation services today.

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