Packing Glassware

Noah’s Ark

Glassware is some of the most delicate items that people deal with in their residential or commercial moves. Supremely vulnerable to breakage with the slightest of tapping or banging, glassware requires a unique process of packing in order to ensure that it arrives at your new location intact. In this blog post, the packing experts at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage will detail the proper protocol for glassware packing.

Utilize Moving Boxes

Specialized moving boxes are made of what’s known as ‘double wall corrugated’ – material that provides extra insulation and strength that protects it’s contents from bumping, impacts, shifting, or vibration. These boxes are ideal for packing and moving delicate items like glassware. As far as glassware is concerned, never use the cheapest packaging.

Glass Tables

Glass tables can be moved in custom boxes known as crates. These crates are created by flattening existing cardboard boxes and wrapping them around the glass table. Before the cardboard is wrapped fully around the glass table, you should place a moving blanket around it to provide an extra layer of insulation. We recommend boxes made for wardrobes or china.

Mirrors

Large mirrors like full length ones that stand up should be moved in a similar fashion to glass tables, with a moving blanket wrapped around them and a unique cardboard crate then wrapped around it. You can wrap small mirrors in bubble wrap or packing paper inside picture boxes.

Wine Glasses

Wine glasses are strangely shaped – which is why they need to be wrapped one at a time in bubble wrap or packing paper – not newspaper, which can leave ink stains. Layer boxes with the individually wrapped wine glasses, with the bottom part of the box fully cushioned, and extra layers of paper buffering the empty space between the wine glasses to fill it in. Pack the heaviest items on the bottom, with lighter items on top. You want the box to be packed with packing paper so tight that you can’t move any of the items.

Shot Glasses

Shot glasses have the benefit of being able to be stacked on top of each other, without having to individually wrap them as with wine glasses, however they should still be packed inside boxes fully filled with insulated moving paper in order to minimize shifting or impacts.

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Packing Glassware

Noah’s Ark

Glassware is some of the most delicate items that people deal with in their residential or commercial moves. Supremely vulnerable to breakage with the slightest of tapping or banging, glassware requires a unique process of packing in order to ensure that it arrives at your new location intact. In this blog post, the packing experts at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage will detail the proper protocol for glassware packing.

Utilize Moving Boxes

Specialized moving boxes are made of what’s known as ‘double wall corrugated’ – material that provides extra insulation and strength that protects it’s contents from bumping, impacts, shifting, or vibration. These boxes are ideal for packing and moving delicate items like glassware. As far as glassware is concerned, never use the cheapest packaging.

Glass Tables

Glass tables can be moved in custom boxes known as crates. These crates are created by flattening existing cardboard boxes and wrapping them around the glass table. Before the cardboard is wrapped fully around the glass table, you should place a moving blanket around it to provide an extra layer of insulation. We recommend boxes made for wardrobes or china.

Mirrors

Large mirrors like full length ones that stand up should be moved in a similar fashion to glass tables, with a moving blanket wrapped around them and a unique cardboard crate then wrapped around it. You can wrap small mirrors in bubble wrap or packing paper inside picture boxes.

Wine Glasses

Wine glasses are strangely shaped – which is why they need to be wrapped one at a time in bubble wrap or packing paper – not newspaper, which can leave ink stains. Layer boxes with the individually wrapped wine glasses, with the bottom part of the box fully cushioned, and extra layers of paper buffering the empty space between the wine glasses to fill it in. Pack the heaviest items on the bottom, with lighter items on top. You want the box to be packed with packing paper so tight that you can’t move any of the items.

Shot Glasses

Shot glasses have the benefit of being able to be stacked on top of each other, without having to individually wrap them as with wine glasses, however they should still be packed inside boxes fully filled with insulated moving paper in order to minimize shifting or impacts.

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