If you are moving home, then you know how exciting the whole process is. Unfortunately, what is not exciting is the thought of packing up all of your things into boxes, wrapping up your fragile items and hoping and praying that they do not get damaged in transit.
If you are anything like us, then you are probably very sentimental, and even the most menial of items can hold value. Whatever it is you are packing up, you do not want anything to break, especially glass items.
The last thing you need when moving into your new home is to find broken glass and smashed belongings inside the boxes you packed so carefully.
One of the most common items that get broken in a house move is the glasses, and wine glasses are the biggest culprits.
Wine glasses come in all different shapes and sizes, but they all somehow manage to get broken easily! So, how can you avoid this when packing them up?
Well, this guide is for you, as we will tell you how to pack wine glasses the proper way to avoid damage, and what materials are the best to use to keep them safe!
How to pack wine glasses
Never again will you have to drink wine out of a plastic cup. With this method, you can ensure that your wine glasses never get damaged in transit. If you want to ensure that your wine glasses are in one piece, then follow this simple step by step guide.
The first step to success in this case, is to select the right box. One of the most important factors in keeping your wine glasses intact is the box you choose to pack them into.
Make sure that it is strong and secure enough that it can carry the wine glasses without the bottom breaking open, and the glasses falling through.
In addition, you will need a box that is big enough and secure enough to take good care of the glasses. If you really want to ensure that they are safe, invest in a new box, not an old one that has already been through the post, and has been damaged in some corners and sides.
We recommend using a ‘dish pack’ box, or a heavy duty one as these are designed with double wall sides for extra thickness, protection and security.
Next, you will have to ensure that you have the right materials to pack up your wine glasses. The best things that you can use is packing paper and cardboard inserts. Cardboard inserts are easy to find here. or you can make your own. These act as dividers to keep your glasses from smashing into each other and cracking.
When it comes to packing paper, you are best off using plain recyclable paper, and not newspaper as the ink can stain the glasses and you will spend the first few days in your new home just cleaning newspaper print off your wine glasses.
Once you have gathered all of your materials, the next step is to start wrapping the glasses. To do this, you must first place one of the wine glasses onto the packing paper horizontally.
Then, take the corner of the packing paper and roll the glass into the paper until it is wrapped around completely.
You should also ensure that the sides of the paper are tucked in, with some inside the glass to protect it until you have yourself a little wine glass burrito.
You should be able to roll the wine glass until you have reached the end of the packing paper, and then place onto another piece of packing paper, and roll horizontally again until fully wrapped.
You should do this 3 or 4 times so that you have a good layer of thickness protecting the glass, and ensuring that it does not break.
Once this is done, you should have a good cushioned wine glass that is much less likely to smash. Then, do this for each individual wine glass.
The next step is to pack the wine glass in the box. Before you do this, make sure you have created a cushioned layer at the bottom of the box with your packing paper.
Then, if you are using the inserts, place them inside the box and add in your wrapped wine glasses.
If you are not using the cardboard inserts, then simply place the wrapped wine glasses inside the box in a vertical manner. Never lie them down on top of each other! They will be far more secure standing up vertically, and do not layer on top of them either.
Once you have filled your box with wrapped wine glasses, place extra layers of packing paper on top as an extra precaution. Layer it up until the box is full, so that there is no room for the glasses to move once in transit.
Finally, tape up the box securely, and label the box as FRAGILE, or write Wine Glasses on the top, so that you know where to put the box once you have moved.
What materials should I use to pack wine glasses?
It is best to pack wine glasses in a cardboard box with cardboard dividers to stop them from moving. However, you can wrap them in packing paper for extra security, or with layers and layers of bubble wrap. Just ensure that you wrap in multiple layers for the best results.
Do you pack wine glasses upside down?
No, never pack wine glasses upside down, or in a lying down position. You should always pack them vertically, and without any other glasses or crockery on top of them.