Glasses of any kind are sure to be a packing concern, but the unique shape and pressure points of wine glasses make them particularly at risk for damage. Pack your wine glasses to protect them from unforeseen damage with the tips below.
Invest in Specialty Wine Boxes
It is well known that packing wine glasses can be a challenge. However, specialty boxes designed for the average wine glass can help. Looking down on these boxes, they resemble checkerboards—with each square made to hold one of your glasses.
Ask your self-storage facility or moving supply store if they carry these specialty boxes. If not, they should be able to tell you where to purchase in your area.
Protect the Stem
The stem of the glass is an incredibly fragile part. Too much weight on this breaking point and damage is certain. Add extra support to the stem by wrapping it in bubble wrap, followed by tissue paper.
Fill Glasses with Packing Paper
Breaks, scratches and snaps happen when items are loose or light enough to move around in your boxes. Avoid clinks and clangs by filling glasses with packing paper to add weight and decrease the likelihood of breaking glass.
Surround with Extra Support
In addition, protect items from shifting during the move by using packing peanuts to fill empty spaces within boxes. Proper support will help lock items in place without adding additional weight that will strain your back when lifting.
Label So Others Move with Caution
Once boxes are full, seal the top with packing tape and mark the sides with “FRAGILE: Wine Glasses!” This will alert your moving team to handle with care.
How will you protect your wine glasses as you pack? Share any additional tips in the comment section below.
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