If you’re moving into a new home and want to bring your favorite pieces of glassware with you, then you’re probably already aware that moving glass without breaking it can be a difficult task. Luckily, good packing practices can help ensure that your wine, martini, and cocktail glasses will arrive safe and sound. Here’s a quick guide to packing glassware.
That’s a Wrap
First of all, make sure that you wrap each piece carefully. If your glasses have long stems, then start by wrapping bubble wrap, newsprint, or packing paper around the stem until it reaches the thickness of the cup and base. Which material you use is up to you, but be aware that if you use newspaper you’ll have to wash the glasses afterwards to get the ink off.
On a Roll
The next thing you have to do to get the pieces correctly wrapped is find a large piece of paper, cloth, or bubble wrap. Start in one corner and begin rolling up the glass, stuffing the excess paper into the mouth to protect the inside. When you’re done, you shouldn’t be able to feel any of the glass’s edges—wrap it in another sheet if necessary.
Think Inside the Box
Once that’s done, put the wrapped glass into the box. You’ll want a sturdy container that won’t break open during transit, and you may also want dividers within the box holding each bundle in place. Fill in any empty spaces with packing peanuts or spare paper to prevent movement.
Making Your Move
Finally, seal the box shut and label it so that everyone handling it knows it’s fragile. If you’re looking for movers who will handle your possessions carefully, Attention to Detail Moving can give you a hand—we’re experts in getting your glassware from one place to another. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.