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How to Pack Your Wine Glasses
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|Wine glasses can be one of the most difficult items to pack and
transport--with an unusual shape and thin, fragile glass that can easily scratch
or break. However, if you take the time and care to pack your treasured
glassware with the proper materials, they should arrive at your new home intact
and unscratched. This guide will provide you with the steps to take to ensure
your delicate wine glasses' safety during your move.
Use a Cell BoxA cell box is a cardboard box fashioned with thin
cardboard dividers to keep delicate items stationary during a move. You can
purchase a cell box from any moving supply company, or you can often obtain them
for free at a supermarket or liquor store. This will keep your glasses separate
and prevent them from banging together and shattering during transport.
Wrap the Glasses with PaperBall up a piece of tissue paper or
packing paper and stuff the inside of the glass to support it. Then carefully
wrap each wine glass individually before placing it into the cell. Start by
lying two to three sheets of paper down on a flat surface, then lying the wine
glass on the corner, perpendicular to the paper. Then pull the corners over the
glass and carefully roll the glass until it is completely wrapped, folding the
extra paper inside the globe and over the base. You can then wrap the glass
again with newspaper or bubble wrap for added protection. Don't use bubble wrap
without protective paper over the glass first--the bubbles can leave permanent
impressions on the glass.
Pack the GlassesAfter the glasses are carefully wrapped, you can begin gently sliding
them into each cell. Ball up a piece of paper and place it inside the cell first
for extra cushioning. Next, carefully place the glass inside the compartment,
stem first. Fill any empty space with paper or bubble wrap. This will keep your
glasses still during transport and prevent them from rattling around, breaking,
or becoming scratched. When you are finished, add a layer of bubble wrap over
the top of the box and close the flaps. Gently shake the box to make sure
nothing rattles--if so, you'll need to add more cushioning to fill the gaps.
Last, secure the top and bottom of the box with tape.
Mark Your BoxesWrite "Fragile" on all boxes containing your
wine glasses, and add an arrow or write "This Side Up" to indicate which
position the mover should carry and load the box. You may want to inform your
movers of the boxes contents verbally and ask them to take extra care when