How to Pack Mirrors and Frames When Moving

In the moving process, it’s often the largest (or most valuable) items that we worry about moving — the piano, the grandfather clock, the king bed upstairs. So, it’s sometimes the items that don’t take up a lot of space that can get damaged in the move if we’re not careful when packing. With this in mind, our friends at Move for Hunger have shared an awesome tutorial on how to protect your mirrors and frames. They encourage movers to protect their glass by relying on techniques including:

  • Apply masking tape around the edges of the frame and in a star pattern so the mirror doesn’t shift while aboard the truck.

  • Protect the corners, which are particularly vulnerable to bumps and bruises.

  • Check out more of their tips and tricks for protecting your mirrors here.

In case you’re not familiar with Move for Hunger, they’re an awesome non-profit that you should definitely keep in mind as you’re cleaning out the pantry for your upcoming move. They work with relocation companies to delivery non-perishable goods to local food banks. And the best part? Your donation is tax-deductible, so you’ll be able to save a few pennies on your move while doing a little good!

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I would just say that it's a good idea to get the whole mirror or frame wrapped up in plastic, if you can't get it wrapped in bubble wrap or something padded. Should the mirror or glass crack or break while moving, you don't want the pieces and shards to go everywhere!