Frame and Mirror Storage: Packing and Preserving!

Packing And Storing Frames And Mirrors

Not sure how to pack picture frames and mirrors? Packing and moving delicate items at the time of relocation is always a hectic task. It requires extra effort and ultimate care, as frames and mirrors are particularly prone to breakage during the moving process. It will definitely be a nightmare for all of us to arrive at our new home and find shattered glass, chipped frames, or punctured canvases. To prevent this from happening, we have created a self-help guide for you to follow step-by-step carefully. Let’s have a look at it.

Materials Required

First thing first, before you start packing, make sure to have the proper packaging and storing materials on hand. You will require a few supplies to make sure your packaging is robust and reliable. Collect the following items to begin:

  1. Packing paper
  2. Packing tape
  3. A permanent marker
  4. Bubble Wrap 
  5. Picture/mirror boxes 
  6. Small moving boxes
  7. Artist’s tape
  8. Flat foam or cardboard sheets

8 Steps for Packing Picture Frames and Mirrors

We need to ensure that all our delicate things are safe during transit to prevent damage and find items quickly. Start by gathering the appropriate supplies, then follow some steps mentioned below:

  • Step 1: Keep your frame or mirror on a soft surface, and by using the artist’s tape, create an “X” across the glass as it will keep the glass intact and secured during the transit.
  • Step 2: Cut a piece of cardboard or foam board. It has to be slightly larger than the frame or mirror. Place the cut piece over the mirror and secure it with packaging tape.
  • Step 3: Now, as you have secured the glass from inside, it’s time to focus on the outer part. You need to wrap the entire piece in two or more sheets of packing paper. Don’t forget to tape the loose ends.
  • Step 4: You can add a layer of Bubble wrap for additional padding and protection. Secure the wrap with packaging tape as well.
  • Step 5: You need to keep the object in the cardboard box now. To make sure your item is getting enough cushion, you can slide a packing paper in the bottom of the box.
  • Step 6: Make sure to use the specialty box for packing large items. For smaller items, you can wrap and box two objects together. Also, never lay the items flat in the box. Keep them vertically.
  • Step 7: Now, fill extra space with crumpled paper to prevent the inside movement.
  • Step 8: Finally, tape and label the box with – “ Fragile- Handle with extra care” on all sides.

Storing Tips

Whether you’re planning to hire professionals or have decided to do it yourself, it is crucial to keep track of your inventory when transporting things. Make a list of items that you need to pack and take photographs of every item before packaging. It makes it easier for you to keep track of your belongings during the busy relocation. Here are a storing to keep in mind:

  1. If there is a possibility of dampness or rainwater, place the box on a wooden pallet or top of your other sturdily packed boxes.
  2. Make sure you’re using the right size storage units as per your needs. Visit our website to glance through our handy size guide for more help.
  3. Small frames and small mirrors can be stored in a heavy cardboard box, sandwiched between foam core or heavy cardboard.
  4. Remember to cover the box with its lid and mark the box with “Fragile- Handle with Extra Care” on all four sides and the top and bottom of the box.
  5. Try to keep all the delicate items together. This mapping will help you find items effortlessly in the future.
  6. When packing odd-shaped items, fill the box up to the brim, and do not forget to fill the gaps with crumpled packaging paper.

Why worry about packaging and storing when the experts of My Storage are here to help you out? Connect with the best storage facility in Toronto if you have any questions about moving your pictures, mirrors, and artwork.

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