Storing a Mirror

Accent mirror hanging on a wall with text "storing a mirror"

With all the superstition of seven years of bad luck aside, it’s never a good thing to break a mirror. The broken glass can create a mess and the sharp edges can pose a hazard, not to mention you’ll have to spend money to replace the mirror. At EZ Storage®, we can help you find the best spot for your mirrors, so if you’re looking for self-storage in Philadelphia, visit one of our metro locations today!

Moving Heavy Mirrors

annie-spratt-80663While it’s fairly easy to move and store small mirrors from your bedroom or bathroom, it’s another issue entirely when you need to pack that large, heavy mirror from your living room. It likely has a large, ornate frame, and moving it on your own may not be an option. You’ll want to ask for help to get it off the wall, and be sure to have a safe space to lay it down once you do.

Start by putting the mirror on its back on the floor, preferably on a blanket or soft piece of material to protect it. Place a few small pieces of cardboard on all four sides, and then run packing tape horizontally, vertically, and diagonally across the front of the mirror. The cardboard will protect the decorative edges from the tape residue, and the crisscross pattern will keep the pieces from falling out, should the mirror break while you’re moving it.

Don’t Forget the Bubble Wrap!

Bubble wrap is a great option for any size of mirror, since it will protect the glass, the edges, and the corners from damage. You’ll want to wrap the mirror as many times as you can, but make sure it’s not so bulky that it makes it awkward to move. There are many different sizes of bubble wrap, and if you’re not sure which one is best, our staff will gladly help you.

Invest in a Mirror Box

Your mirror might fit in a number of cardboard boxes, but the best choice for it will be a mirror box. These long, flat boxes are made specifically for mirrors, and you should be able to fit yours in there, tape, bubble wrap, and all. You’ll want to be sure that the mirror can’t shift too much while it’s inside the box, and definitely don’t pack heavy items on top of it in your storage unit.

Storing Your Mirror Properly

dreamstime_xxl_1906765 (2)Besides not putting heavy items on top of your mirror box, there are other things to keep in mind when storing your mirror. You’ll of course want to mark the box as “Fragile,” and you’ll want to be sure the mirror is stored flat or leaning securely against the wall or other boxes. It shouldn’t be in a spot where something could fall off and break it, and you don’t want to put it on the top of a tall stack of boxes. Setting the mirror to the side, away from your other belongings, can often be the best way to save it from damage.

If you have a mirror to store, make sure to follow the proper steps to keep it in pristine shape. No matter how large it is, it’s imperative to take the time to wrap it and protect it from damage. Our team can help you find the best spot for it, and you’ll know that everything is safe and sound until you come to pick it up. We’re dedicated to providing the very best self-storage in Philadelphia, and with our years of experience, you’ll know that you’re getting the best service and the best value.05

We look forward to meeting you!