Glass items are the hardest things to pack and protect during any relocation project. At the end of most home shifts, glasses are also the items that tend to come out damaged. Even though glass items are fragile, there are ways to ensure they arrive in your new home all in one piece. Augusta Movers has an easy-to-follow guide to help you pack your glasses so that they arrive intact at your new home.
Designate a Separate Box for Glass
Most people store their glass, showpieces, and other delicate items so that they don’t get damaged. Organizing and packing should follow that same idea. Using a hard plastic reusable packing box and sorting them separately will help limit or prevent accidental breakage.
Use Cell Packing Containers
When you are buying boxes and other packing supplies, pick up a few cell pack containers for your glass items as well. Cell pack containers are specifically made for safely carrying glass while moving. The containers have individual compartments to keep the glass from knocking against others in the box. If they go over your budget, you can also check grocery stores for used bottles or alcohol boxes. If neither is available, you can substitute by adding cardboard dividers in your moving boxes. Bubble wrap, packing paper, and newspaper are also going to be required to give an extra layer of protection.
Stuff Your Glass
Before you wrap your glasses, fill them with crumpled newspaper or packing paper. Make sure that there is no space left inside of the glass, but don’t pack the paper so tight that is creating stress on the surface. Inside packing helps to reduce damage if there is an impact on the glass, similar to the outer buffer.
Wrap Them Well
Take care to wrap each glass or delicate item individually. Lay it on the side over multiple sheets of paper and wrap the leaves of the paper all around the globe and round areas of the glass. Make sure not to forget the base and also cover it completely. Following the shape of the item, you are trying to protect and taking the time to wrap it well will help prevent or reduce breakage during transport.
After wrapping your glasses, place them into the separated compartments with the bottom of the glass facing the bottom of the box. They should fit properly, but not overly tight. If they are too loose in the spaces, add some more paper around the box and compartments. If your glasses all vary in size, make sure to mix where they are located in the box to ensure an even distribution of weight and tightness.
Fill Your Box Completely
After you have packed all of your glass into the box or carton, you should fill the remaining space. Place paper, bubble wrap, or even shredded paper in the empty space to prevent moving during transport. Seal the box well and label it clearly so that heavy items are not placed on top of boxes that contain glass.
How Augusta Movers Can Help
Moving is as exciting as it is stressful, but with tips and tricks from our professional moving company, your project can be completed much more efficiently. For more help with your move, or to get a quote for our services, give us a call at (647)783-8730 today.