How to handle mirrors when moving

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    Are you in the middle of your packing process, but you’re not sure how to handle mirrors? Movers and packers Maryland have years of experience in the matter, and they will help you handle mirrors when moving with ease. In the beginning, packing may seem like a daunting task. There’s a lot of items that need to be packed properly or else they might get damaged during the transport. This can be avoided in most cases, all you need to do is take time to learn how to pack the items properly and get the quality packing materials. That’s where we come in – we will go through the whole process with you, leading you step by step. To find out how to handle mirrors when moving, keep on reading. 

    Think of whether the mirror is really worth bringing

    The number one step to any packing process is to think about whether you need to bring all of the items you have. It’s easy to hire some of the labor movers Maryland offers but is it necessary? Mirrors are very frequently big and bulky furniture pieces. They can have big, heavy frames and they’re fragile, which means that they require special attention. Moving companies often charge more for big, and bulky items, and items that take more time to handle. You can sell your mirror here if it’s in good condition, and buy a new one after you relocate. That will lessen your relocation costs and you’ll get a new mirror. If you’re fond of this one, don’t worry – we’ll help you keep it in good condition during the transport. 

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    Think whether bringing your mirror is worth the hassle.

    To handle mirrors when moving, follow these steps

    Let’s go through a quick overview of to-do tasks before you learn how to handle mirrors when moving:

    • Get the packing materials 
    • Place the mirror in the room where you have enough space to rotate it and where you don’t mind the floors getting scratched. If you mind it, place the rug or towels underneath to prevent the damage.
    • Clean it before you start the packing process
    • If the mirror is too heavy, call some of the furniture moving helpers Maryland offers.
    • Wrap the mirror in materials and place the corner protections 
    • Place it in the cardboard box that has slightly bigger dimensions than the mirror itself
    • Label the box on each side. The shape of the mirror is specific, but sometimes, if the mirror is smaller, it might get mistaken for something else. Label each side of the box so you’re sure that the movers will see the label. 

    Clean the mirrors when moving

    Not a single item should be packed dirty and dusty. That’s because you might move and leave it packed for some time, and the dirt can affect the item and speed up its deterioration. To clean your mirror, go over the frame with a damp cloth. If you need to, remove the frame from the mirror and really get in the dents. The mirror itself can be cleaned with chemical solutions made for mirror and glass cleaning. Wait until the mirror and the frame are dry and proceed to the packing process. 

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    To handle mirrors when moving, start by cleaning them thoroughly!

    Get the quality packing materials

    The quality packing materials directly influence the outcome of the move. Getting the appropriate, quality packing materials is very important when you need to pack fragile items. They’re sensitive and can get easily damaged during transport. To get the packing materials, you can go about a few ways: 

    • Get the packing materials online. That way, you won’t have to bother with carrying big items if you don’t have an appropriate vehicle for that. 
    • You can rent packing materials from moving companies. They’ll know to give you advice about what you need, and you’ll have the motivation to unpack quickly after the relocation because the movers will need to come and pick up the materials. 
    • In the end, you can go to the store and get the materials yourself. That’s a convenient option if you have enough time. You’ll know exactly what you’re taking and if the dimensions are good. 

    So, what packing materials will you need? 

    • Packing paper
    • Glassine
    • Sponge
    • Corner protection 
    • Bubble wrap 
    • Customized cardboard box
    • Cardboard sheets 
    • Scissors, tape, knife 

    How to pack the mirrors

    Now that you have everything you need, let’s get into the packing process itself: 

    • Clean the mirror 
    • Draw an X shape across the mirror with an adhesive tape over the diagonals. This will prevent the mirror pieces from moving in case the mirror shatters. 
    • Wrap the mirror in the glassine. Glassine will protect the mirror from the moisture and the scratches. It’s a little more expensive, but it’s an absolute must-have when it comes to ceramics, mirrors, and glass items. 
    • Place the cardboard sheet behind the mirror, or between the mirror and the glass in front of it – if there’s one. Usually, there isn’t, but in rare cases where there’s a glass cover, you should repeat step three and wrap the glass in glassine as well. 
    • Place the corner protections
    • Wrap the mirror in the bubble wrap twice. 
    • Wrap the frame in the bubble wrap, and if it’s sensitive and easily scratched, wrap it in the glassine as well. 
    • Place the frame and the mirror in the packing box, and if you need to fixate it, place the sponge between the box and the mirror, or the mirror parts. 

    All of these steps are very important so do not skip any of them.

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    Don’t forget to clean the frame!

    Hire reliable movers to help you handle mirrors when moving

    Have you managed to handle mirrors when moving? When this process is finished, all that’s left for you to do is to load the truck and get the mirror to the desired destination. If the mirror is heavy and not simple to handle, the next best option is calling professionals and letting them handle the mirror professionally. This way, you’ll ensure that you won’t get hurt and that all the heavy lifting is done by people who know exactly how to do it. You’ll have peace of mind, and more time to devote to everyday tasks. What are you waiting for? Call us and have your items handled with utmost care.

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