Wondering how to pack your glassware and wine glasses? Moving is hard. But packing glassware doesn’t have to be!

Due to the fact that they are so fragile and that you have to make sure they do not shatter during your move, it can be a daunting task. Luckily, we have put together five easy tips to make moving less of a hassle for you.

Here is how to pack your glassware and wine glasses for moving with five simple tips.

Packing glasses can be difficult… But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.

Packing glasses can be difficult… But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.

Tip #1.  Let’s start with the box size. 

Box size is important when packing your glassware safely. We recommend using small or medium-size boxes rather than a large box. A large box may get too heavy to carry. This can result in the box being crushed, breaking the items inside.

Tip #2. When you stack the items, stack them correctly. 

Always stack your glasses vertically into a box. This prevents the pressure from breaking the glass.

Fill any gaps with packing paper, bubble wrap, or fabric (read on to find out more about this). You do not want the glasses to move around when they are being transported. Label the box “fragile” and “this way up”.

Tip #3. Separate your items.

When packing glasses, separate the items by size, types, and the thickness of the glass. For example, wine glasses should be packed with wine glasses, water glasses should be packed with water glasses, and more.

Tip #4. Try extra protection or wrapping.

First, fill the bottom of your box with paper and/or bubble wrap for extra cushioning. This prevents different types of glassware from knocking into each other and shattering.

After, fill each inside of the glass with crumpled paper then wrap each glass individually. Wrapping glasses individually is important because if you wrap two glasswares together, they can collide into each other. This can result in dangerous broken glass which can be a pain to clean up, and the loss of a precious item. For paper, you can use newspaper, packing paper, or even your kids’ drawings that you’ve claimed you’ve “lost”.

Alternatively, you can use fabric, such as rags, old bedsheets, towels, or even a failed quilting project for a more environmentally-friendly option.

You can also purchase cell boxes with dividers that are specific to packing glasses. You can contact Kleiner’s to purchase boxes or to have us do the packing for you!

Tip #5: Don’t use tape!

Now, this one can come off as surprising for many.

When packing glassware and using bubble wrap, don’t use tape! This is because when you are unpacking, it can get very difficult to peel off and therefore snap the fragile glass inside.

Now, what can you use instead then?

We recommend that you use rubber bands! Rubber bands stretch and therefore can unwrap the packing better. Not only that, but they are also reusable and environmentally friendly!

These are some great tips on how to pack your glassware and wine glasses. Comment below if any of these tips were helpful! We would love to hear from you!

Moving in British Columbia? Moving is hard enough as it is, If you have any concerns or don’t want to do it yourself, give us a call. #WeCanHelp