One of the most difficult parts of moving is packing pictures, mirrors or glass shelves. Many people will have expensive artwork or fragile glass on their walls that need extra attention during the packing process.

There are a few different ways to pack these types of items along with a few shortcut methods that are low cost suited for local moves.

The method we are explaining here is the detailed method and best way on how to pack pictures and mirrors. The detailed method should be used for expensive artwork or glass mirrors and also if moving long distance. For short distance and for pieces of lesser value, the shortcut method to packing pictures should work just fine.

Materials Needed For Packing Pictures and Mirrors:

  • 4-way mirror cartons
  • Paper pads
  • Packing paper
  • Tape




Steps For Packing Pictures and Mirrors

  1. Lay out your paper pads or lightweight furniture blankets down on the floor or table.
  2. Assemble and seal each of the four pieces of the telescoping mirror packs as shown in the video above. (keep them separated).
  3. Lay your first picture or mirror down on the stack of paper pads and wrap it up tightly and seal with tape. Label which side is the glass.
  4. Continue to wrap up other similar sized pieces and get them ready.
  5. Nest the bottom two mirror pack boxes together and fill the bottom with a few wads of packing paper.
  6. Place the pictures (maximum of two) in the boxes. If the glass is facing each other then place an extra peice of cardboard in between them.
  7. Cap the top with the two remaining box pieces (bottoms filled with packing paper) and telescope the entire bundle together.
  8. Tape around the entire box bundle making sure the seams are sealed tightly.

How do you pack your pictures for a move? Feel free to add your comments below.