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How to Safely Pack Glasses and Cups

Packing up your entire home is stressful and overwhelming. Moving is not easy, and, while dealing with a ton of different things at once, you may become lazy with packing just to conquer the task. But, that cannot happen for rooms like your kitchen, which requires extra care in order to keep your dishware and other items in their best condition. There is a proper way to pack these pieces, specifically glasses and cups.

The Materials

When it comes to packing glasses and cups, you will need a few items. The first is a sturdy box that can be purchased at any kind of home improvement store. You’ll also need a good amount of packing tape to make the box. It is important to make sure that the tape you purchase is not duct tape or masking tape, as they will not adhere nearly as well; the last thing you need is the box holding your glasses to burst open while you are carrying it. From there, you need a large amount of packing paper, which can also be purchased at home improvement stores. You can go with a bubble option for added shock absorption, or even utilize old newspapers if you have them.

The Method

For glassware, pack the heaviest items first and finish up with daintier items. Lay all of the paper out flat, and start by taking your densest glasses, like coffee mugs, and laying each one individually in the center of the piece of packing paper. Take each corner of the surrounding piece and insert it into the open end. Later, when the heavy bottom layer is all done, you can do the exact same thing with teacups. You will also need to wrap them. As for other glasses and stemware, take a crumpled piece of packing paper and put it inside of the glass. This will serve as extra cushioning, and will do more than you may think should unexpected jostling occur. Then, wrap them! Start at one end, lay the glass down diagonally, and roll the paper. For more delicate pieces, double wrapping is a good idea. If the day-to-day glasses you use are a denser glass, you may opt to stack them by putting a piece of sturdy paper in between each glass. But, if you choose to do this, be sure to put them in a fuller box with plenty of cushioning.

Call American Way Today

American Way Van & Storage knows packing and moving better than anyone, so when it comes to your next residential move, we have you covered. If the do-it-yourself way is not for you, do not worry. We offer full-service packing and crating services, so all you have to do is relax! Call us today at [phone] for any questions or to schedule a move with us. We are based in Dayton, Ohio.