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How To Pack Glassware For Moving

One of the hardest items to pack when you’re moving house is those delicate items such as glassware. With over 25 years of experience in the removal industry, we’ve packed it all. From wine glasses to tumblers. So we thought we’d share some of our wonderful packing wisdom with you.


If you don’t pack your glassware the right way, then you run the risk of it smashing during the moving process, which no one wants. Not only does this mean having to clear up and replace all the broken glass, but you could end up breaking items with sentimental value, too. In this guide, we’ll talk you through how to pack your glassware for moving.





What you’ll need:


  • Bubble wrap

  • Old newspapers

  • Styrofoam

  • Cardboard boxes

  • Duct tape

  • Labels


You might be able to find a lot of these items lying around the house, or perhaps some of your friends and family have some left over from one of their moves. We always recommend trying to recycle these items where you can as it’s kinder on our planet. But if you really can’t source them second-hand - you’ll be able to find them at your nearest hardware store or online.


Step 1:


Find a flat service to work on and set up a ‘glassware packing area’. Place your packing materials on one side of you and your cardboard boxes on the other.


Step 2:


Place the glassware on top of the protective materials. Then wrap the protective material around the glass until it’s fully covered. If you’re using newspapers then you will probably need a fair few layers. Plus, remember to pack every piece of glassware separately. For example, if you’re packing four wine glasses then make sure you pack them one at a time.


Step 3:


Fill the insides with protective material. If you’re packing glassware that has a big gap, such as large tumblers or vases, then make sure you fill it with bubble wrap or styrofoam. This will prevent it from shaking around during transit and breaking.


Step 4:


Once you’ve packed the glassware for moving, you can place it into the cardboard box. If you’re loading multiple pieces of glassware into the same box then it might be a good idea to place soft items in between each piece for that extra safety precaution. Socks, hats or small cushions all work a charm!


Also, don’t forget to put those heavier pieces in first as you don’t want them crushing the smaller pieces!


Step 5


Now repeat this process until all of our glassware is packed. Just don’t forget to label the box as delicate and place a sticker with an arrow showing which is the right way up. Opening the box the wrong way could cause quite a catastrophe.


And that’s it!





Leave it to the removal experts!


Packing glassware for moving sounds pretty simple, right? Well, it can actually be quite tricky. You’d be amazed at just how many mishaps we see from people packing their own glassware. Whether it’s due to not using enough protective material or forgetting to label the box correctly - we see breakages all the time.


So why not leave it to the experts? We do this day in and day out using industry-standard protective materials. This means you can feel confident your glassware will stay in one piece during the whole part of our process. From packing, to moving, and even in storage if that’s what you need. And if it doesn’t? Well, we’re insured for that - of course!


So contact us today to discuss our packaging and removal services.


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