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Hello, my name is Jacob Langston. My father passed away two years ago, and I inherited his entire estate. Dad was a great guy, but he sure did have a lot of stuff. He lived in a large home, and I honestly don’t think he changed a thing since my mother died twelve years before him. I couldn't afford to keep the house, so selling it was one of the first things I had to take care of. I was at a loss for what to do with all the belongings inside. I had to start moving things out in order to get the house ready to sell. Once it sold, I had to move the rest out. I hired a moving and storage company to help with this daunting task, and am I glad I did. Stay tuned as I share this adventure with you!



When You Inherit an Estate

Tips For Storing Mirrors Long-Term

by Stacy Robertson

If you are planning on moving temporarily or simply have too much stuff, you likely will have to get a storage unit to store your personal items for an extended period of time. You might feel very confident in your ability to cram as much stuff as possible into your storage unit due to your superior spatial skills. However, you might not feel equipped to store your mirrors without accidentally breaking them. You might have spent a lot of money on your mirrors and the last thing you want to do is accidentally break them, incur the fabled seven years of bad luck, and then have to shell out the money to replace them. Here are some tips for storing your mirrors long-term without breaking them.

1. Invest in Bubble Wrap

Purchase bubble wrap online or from a store that specializes in shipping. To use the bubble wrap, take a piece of blue painter's tape and attach one end of the roll of bubble wrap to the back of the mirror in approximately the center. This will provide the tape enough support to keep the bubble wrap in place. Wrap the bubble wrap around each mirror twice so that every part of the mirror is covered in at least two layers of protection. When you've wrapped it, carefully cut the bubble wrap so that you don't pop the bubbles at the end and tape the end to whichever edge of the mirror makes the most sense. You will be able to get better leverage for the tape. If the tape is not sticking enough, switch to masking tape.

2. Use a Box That Fits the Mirror

Once you have the mirror covered in bubble wrap, take the measurements for width, length, and height. Go to a store and purchase a box that will fit these dimensions as closely as possible. Place the mirror into the box.

3. Store the Mirror

Finally, save the mirror for last when storing anything in your unit. This is because, by waiting until the very end to store your mirrors, you will reduce the chances that you store anything on top of them. Place the mirrors so that they are vertical and leaning against something for support to further keep yourself from accidentally putting anything on top of your mirrors.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in self storage, such as Foothills Storage. They might have special boxes that are specifically designed for mirrors that will be able to protect the mirror better.