Transport and Pack Mirrors for Moving

Packing and shipping mirrors for moving

Are you searching for a safe way to transport and pack a large or free-standing mirror for your move? Find the best moving solutions and learn how to pack a mirror for shipping and what precautions to take when transporting such items.

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How to pack a large or any other mirror for moving

Transporting a mirror when relocating can be safe if you pack and secure the mirror properly before moving. It is essential to protect the items as much as possible when shipping mirrors to avoid any possible damage. Follow our tips on how to transport and pack large or free-standing mirrors for moving:

  1. Secure the shipping box. If possible, use special mirror packing boxes when shipping mirrors. Otherwise, take a rigid cardboard box of the corresponding size. Cover the interior sides of the box with styrofoam sheets.
  2. Protect the mirror. Apply masking tape to make a large “X” from corner to corner on the mirror’s face. If applicable, use corner or edge protectors to protect the sharp parts of your mirror. Wrap the mirror in multiple layers of bubble wrap or thick foam paper.
  3. Place the mirror in the cardboard box. Cover the mirror with an additional styrofoam sheet and fill all empty spaces in the box with cushioning material (packing peanuts, lots of crumpled paper, etc.).
  4. We recommend that you pack only one mirror per box.
  5. Seal the box with adhesive tape. We recommend you also to stick a warning label on your package saying “Glass. Handle with care”.


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Relocation services with Eurosender: transport mirrors and all your belongings

When shipping a large mirror, whether for an international relocation or for a customer, the safest option is to book a Van Delivery Service. With this service, you will have an entire vehicle reserved solely for you that will go directly from the collection to delivery locations.

Important: When booking a Van Delivery, you do not have to comply with any packaging requirements. However, we strongly recommend wrapping the mirror you are moving in bubble wrap and packing it in a cardboard box for maximum protection.


FAQ on shipping and packing mirrors

How do I ship a lighted mirror? Can I ship a makeup mirror in a box?
To ship a lighted mirror, it is advised to use a sturdy cardboard box or preferably the original packaging. Even if makeup mirrors may be small enough to be sent abroad by standard service, please note that all kinds of mirrors are considered fragile items and will not be covered by the shipping insurance.
How do I transport large or free-standing mirrors?
To transport a large or free-standing mirror we recommend you book a van delivery service. This type of service is the most adequate to transport a mirror when relocating and it’s available to transport your belongings within Europe. If you are moving elsewhere and want to transport your mirror when relocating you can check our international shipping services or contact our logistics experts.
Can I bring a mirror on a plane?
Many travellers wonder whether mirrors are allowed on planes. Normally you are allowed to have a pocket or small hand-held mirror on your checked or hand luggage. However, larger mirrors are not allowed on planes. If you want to have your lighted-up or vanity mirror with you when you travel, you can choose to send them beforehand to the hotel you will be staying at.
Is insurance valid when sending a mirror by post or courier?
Because mirrors are fragile items, insurance is not valid when shipping one by courier.
What is the safest service to move a mirror?
The safest way to move a mirror is the van transport service. You can pack the mirror tightly and load it in the van making sure it is well placed. The driver will take the van directly to the delivery address, with no stops.

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Take into consideration these guidelines for shipping mirrors. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship glass, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transport of your shipment.