Answered by Robert MoreschiMarch 4, 2013
Here's good news for everyone with a lot of leftover unprinted newsprint or newspaper that is looking for a way to make it useful: it's perfectly okay to wrap your glassware in newsprint when moving. In fact, it's one of the most recommended methods for wrapping and protecting your glassware, especially if you don't have any other packing materials laying around.
If you're worried about the newsprint leaving stains on your pristine glassware that will be hard to get out,make sure that you use unprinted newsprint. Spending a short amount of time wrapped in dry newsprint or newspaper will not harm glassware and it won't leave any stains, so go ahead and use it!
The best way to go about packing your glass items is to place each glass down on its side on a piece of newsprint or packing paper and roll the glass up into the paper. Repeat this two or three times, making sure to wrap the glass in a couple of sheets of newsprint to make sure they are fully covered. Tuck in the excess paper into the top of the glass, and if necessary, crumble up some more newsprint and place it into the glass. Creating this extra cushioning on both sides of the glass, inside and outside, will decrease its chances of breaking during the move.
When you place the glasses into the box, first layer the bottom and sides of the box with crumpled up newspaper, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, or any other similar packing materials that will provide suitable cushioning for the glassware. Then, place cell dividers down on top of the crumpled paper to keep the glasses separated while they are in the box to prevent them from coming into contact with each other and breaking during the move.
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