When moving and packing your things in the kitchen, you have to be very careful when packing fragile items including glassware. Keep the following tips in mind to ensure that you will arrive in your new place without broken glassware:
Always Use Proper Packing Supplies
For glassware, it is recommended to use medium-sized boxes instead of a big box that might get very awkward and heavy to move. You will also need newsprint, packing paper, towels, and some soft materials. You may consider using bubble wrap. Just take note that it is can be expensive and hard to recycle. Some materials that are free of charge work as well. Once you decide to use the old newspapers, be aware that you will have to wash glasses after they have arrived at your new house to avoid black print. You will need dish towels or paper or any materials that can be wrapped easily around glasses. Some packing materials you will need are a marker and packing tape to label boxes.
Ready Your Box
If you are using paper, whether it is newsprint or packing paper, crumple up some sheets, enough to cover the box’s bottom. Crumpling paper can give enough cushioning to protect glassware from hitting the box’s bottom or if your box was dropped accidentally. If you are using sheets or towels, see to it that you have a thick layer on the bottom to protect contents from the bumps.
Consider Wrapping Every Glass
You must always wrap or pack the heaviest and biggest glasses first. You will be placing such on the bottom of your box with lighter glassware on top. Use flat clean surface and lay your towels or paper on the counter or table. Take a mug or glass and place that in the corner of the paper’s stack at an angle. Begin rolling the mug or glass and as this rolls, stuff the paper’s ends into the opening of the glass and wrap that until the glass is covered completely.
Box It Up
Now that your glasses are wrapped, fold the ends at the bottom of your glass, making a good tight package. You must not feel the edges of the cup at this point. If you still can feel it, you might have to wrap another paper layer depending on whether the glass has a big lip or handle. Place a set of glasses into your box on the top of crumpled papers or stacked towels.
Check Your Package
Before sealing your box, shake it gently back and forth. You must not hear any clicking of the glass. When you are happy with your packing, you may seal the box closed with the packing tape and consider labeling it, noting what is inside and which room it belongs in.
Some Packing Tips to Note
Never over pack the box and see to it that there is no empty space where the glasses may shift about. Additional space must be filled with bubble wrap or newspaper.