| Popular Guides|
| Related Guides|
Your glasses are some of
your most essential kitchen items, so getting them safely to your new home is
important. Glassware, like drinking glasses and vases, is fragile, so you'll
want to take care during the packing process.
Using the supplies and
following the steps outlined below will help to ensure your glassware makes it
though the move without incident.
What You'll NeedFor packing glassware you should have the following supplies:
- Dish carton
- Cell pack
- Stack of packing paper
- Roll of packing tape
- Permanent marker
How To Pack GlasswareThe first thing to do is to prepare the
dish carton. Crumple some paper and put it in the bottom of the box. Then place
a layer of cells (dividers) on top of the crushed paper. These cells will keep
pieces of glassware from bumping into each other while in
Remember: when packing, put the heaviest items in the bottom of
the box. So, if you're packing plates and bowls along with your glassware, they
should go in first. Stemware, on the other hand, is more fragile and should go
at the top.
Once your dish carton is ready to go, you can start packing
your glassware. Take one piece and lay it on its side on the corner of a stack
of packing paper. Roll it in two or three sheets of packing paper, tucking in
the extra paper as you roll.
TIP: When wrapping your glassware, you can tuck some of
the excess paper into the open end of the pieces to add some support.Once
the piece is wrapped, place it rim-side-down in one of the cells. Placing it
rim-side-down utilizes the natural strength of the piece, making it less likely
to break. Once all the cells are filled, add a layer of crushed paper. Then,
place a square of cardboard (which should have come with your cell pack) over
the first layer of glassware. Place another set of cells on top of this, and
you're ready for another layer of glassware.
Continue repeating these
steps until all your glassware is packed. If you have extra space left in the
box, fill it with crumpled packing paper. This will keep your glassware and
other items from shifting around inside the box during the move.
Now, add one final layer of
packing paper on top of everything as cushioning. Then, tape the box shut. To
finish up, label the carton
with its contents and destination in your new
home (e.g. glassware: kitchen). For added protection, you can mark the box
“fragile” and draw arrows indicating which side of the box should be kept
Now, your glassware is packed and ready to make the trip to your
Author : Sean McClain
on April 15, 2010
Movers.com - Moving Expert