How To Pack Glasses For Moving

How To Pack Glasses For Moving

The time has arrived for your move. Moving can be a stressful time from choosing a moving company to packing the items. Check out our top tips: How to Move House Without Stress. The kitchen is often left until last for obvious reasons. It can also be the most daunting room to pack. As it seems like there are endless packets of food, dishes and pots, and pans. You also have to be extra careful when packing fragile items. Such as glasses, dishes, and mugs. Read on and learn more how to pack glasses for moving and other fragile items.

Top Tips Packaging

  • Boxes - use a medium size box rather than a large box. As a large box will get too heavy and will be difficult to move.
  • Packing- newspaper (start saving it when you know you are going to move).
  • Towels - you can use paper towels or tea towels.

Packing tape to secure the packaging and a marker to label the boxes. 

Preparing The Boxes

  • Crumble up several sheets of paper (if you have decided to use it) cover the bottom of the box.
  • If you prefer to use the towels make sure you have a thick layer on the box to protect the glasses.
     

Wrapping The Glasses

  • Wrap the biggest, heaviest glasses first. Pack these on the bottom of the boxes with the lighter glasses on top.
     
  • How to wrap the glasses - on a flat clean surface. Lay your stack of towels or paper on the surface. Take one glass and place it in one corner of the stack of towels or paper at an angle. Start to roll the glass or mug and as it rolls, stuff the ends of the paper or towel into the glass's opening. Wrap until the glass is completely covered.

Wrapping Two Glasses

You can save packaging materials by wrapping two glasses together (which are the same size). Follow the instructions above. Once you have used half the paper sheet and the first glass is fully wrapped and protected. Add the second glass next to it and continue wrapping. Stuff the paper ends into the second glasses opening.

If the glasses are stemmed it is best to wrap them individually. Start wrapping the stem first with half of the paper. Place on another sheet and roll the paper.


Pack Them

  • Fold over the ends at the bottom of the glass, creating a nice tight package
  • Place the glass or set of glasses into the box on top of the crumpled paper or stacked towels.
  • Place the stemmed glasses in the box last.
  • Add an extra layer of crumpled paper on top of the glasses once you have packed them.
  • Shake the box. Make sure you can’t hear any glass clicking.
  • Seal the box with packing tape and label it make sure to write ‘fragile’ on the box too.
     

How To Pack Mugs For Moving

We all love our tea and coffee. It’s important that you know how to pack mugs for moving. To protect them from breaking in transit. Also now would be a good time to get a tea break in.

how to pack mugs for moving

Prepare Your Moving Box

  • Put a layer of bubble wrap https://www.elephantremovals.co.uk/packaging-materials or crumpled up newspaper at the bottom of the box for added cushioning.
  • Protect the mugs by filling the inside with crumpled paper. This will help the mug withstand any impact if it gets moved around while you move.
  • Use 2 or 3 layers of packing paper when wrapping your mugs to protect them.
  • Fill any empty spaces in the box with extra newspaper or bubble wrap.
  • Don’t forget to write 'fragile' on the outside of your box.

Moving Boxes For Dishes And Glasses

Crockery can be heavy. So you have to make sure you get the right size boxes.

Packaging

  • Boxes - use a medium size box rather than a large box. As a large box will get too heavy and will be difficult to move. Heavy duty double walled boxes are best as these can take the weight and withstand any bumps suffered.
  • Packing- newspaper (start saving it when you know you are going to move).
  • Bubble wrap - is useful for crockery.
  • Towels - you can use paper towels or tea towels.
  • Tissue paper - you can use

Preparing The Boxes

  • Use the bubble wrap to cover the bottom of the box. And also line the inside of the packing boxes.

Wrapping The Dishes

  • Wrap each plate in tissue paper. Each plate should then be wrapped individually in acid-free tissue paper. Acid-free tissue paper prevents moisture from building up. Which can tarnish or discolour china and crockery.
  • Pack the plates into the boxes on their side. Plates should never be packed flat and

Pack Them

  • Pack the plates into the boxes on their side. Plates should never be packed flat and stacked on top of each other. Packing plates on their side allow them to absorb more shock and stress. Without them being damaged.
  • Put a piece of bubble wrap between each plate.
  • Fill gaps in the box. Once the box is full of crockery/dishes, scrunch up the remaining sheets of tissue paper. Use ut to fill any gaps in corner or sides of the box. This prevents the plates from moving inside the box when in transit.
  • Place a layer of bubble wrap over the top of the plates.

Seal the box with packing tape and label it make sure to write ‘fragile’ on the box.

 

  • Fill gaps in the box. Once the box is full of crockery/dishes, we’d recommend scrunching up the remaining sheets of the tissue paper and using this to fills any gaps in corner or sides of the box. This prevents the plates from moving inside the box when in transit. Before sealing the box, place a layer of bubble wrap over the top of the plates.
  • Seal the box securely. Make sure the box is sealed securely using packing tape.
  • Label the boxes clearly. Write 'fragile' on the outside of the boxes.

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