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Baymeadows Moving and Storage offers these tips for safely packing your pictures and mirrors

Posted on: August 18, 2020 Baymeadows Moving and Storage August 18, 2020

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While the best way to pack your mirrors, paintings, and pictures is to hire the pros at Baymeadows Moving and Storage, if you decide to pack them yourself, you need to do it right. The last thing you want is to unpack these items only to find them ruined. Our professional packers offer these tips to help ensure you pack everything in such a way as to ensure a safe journey.

The experts at Baymeadows Moving and Storage say it all starts with the right packing materials. The list of necessities includes:

  • Sturdy cardboard boxes and packing tubes
  • Packing paper, bubble wrap, packing tape, painter’s tape
  • Sheets of foam or cardboard
  • Foam or cardboard corner protectors


Mirrors, Pictures, and Paintings with Glass Covering Them 

  • Tape an X on the glass that goes from corner to corner
  • Place a sheet of foam or cardboard over the glass and tape in place
  • Wrap in a layer of packing paper, tape it in place
  • Wrap in a layer of bubble wrap, tape it in place
  • Place the mirror in a padded box (use paper or bubble wrap) and fill any voids with more packing materials
  • Tape the box shut and mark what’s in it using a permanent marker.

Unframed Paintings

  • Lay several sheets of paper on the floor and place painting flat on them
  • Cover the painting with more paper and a layer of bubble wrap
  • Roll everything together small enough that it will fit in a cardboard tube and tape together
  • Place in the tube, put the end caps on and tape them in place
  • Mark the tubes showing what’s in them

Paintings in Frames without Glass

  • Cover the face of the painting with Glassine (a special acid-free paper used by artists)
  • Place cardboard or foam over the front and back of the painting and tape in place
  • Follow instructions for packing mirrors etc.

Learn More

To learn more about packing your valuable household items, contact Baymeadows Moving and Storage at (904) 737-3530 today! Our agents can provide you with tips on packing just about anything in your home. Call us today to schedule your free moving quote.