Moving to a new place anytime soon? You might be thinking now of how to pack all your things little by little. From bedroom to kitchen supplies, you’d have to be sure to gather them carefully so nothing would break and tear as you are moving them. Yet, how do you even pack glassware in the most cautious way possible?
We have provided you with steps to gently care for these babies when moving so you might as well take note of this, and yeah sure, you’re welcome!
Get the packing supplies
You need to purchase the right packing supplies when moving your plates and glasses. Getting the correct supplies gives them gentle care when packed, so it would not break when movements and rigid shaking are inevitable while in cargo. With this, you need to purchase a sturdy moving box, bubble wrap, packing tape or duct tape, and a marker for your label. Yet, boxes vary per ply, so you must choose the thickest one or better yet, purchase wooden boxes for better hold and care.
Create a strong base for your boxes
Your boxes aren’t as strong as you think they are. When you place heavy objects inside them, there is a great chance that the bottom would suddenly open. Hence, you need to secure the bottom of your boxes first so your fragile things wouldn’t fall off. In doing this, tape the bottom opening of your boxes; follow the line opening and make sure to put the tape starting from the bottom half of one side of your box, tape it around the bottom up to the other side. Repeat the step until the whole box bottom is covered. Also, you need to cross over another set of tape on top of the ones already placed to firm up the hold. One way to check this is to put your hand inside the box and push it against the bottom. If it still feels bouncy and weak, then you must put more tape until it feels strong already.
Fluff up the insides
Your boxes not only must be sturdy, but it must also be as soft as possible. With this, crumple your bubble wraps first before placing them inside the base of your boxes. Put as many bubble wraps as possible, and do not forget to also place the bubble wraps on the inside corners of your boxes as well. However, if you can’t seem to grasp any bubble wrap, you can use thick and soft cloth for this.
Wrap your plates and glasses
It’s still not enough to put bubble wraps or cushions to secure your plates and glasses. Hence, wrap your glassware and ceramic wares one by one, so they would not bump into each other that will create impact when put together in one box. Make sure that they are wrapped with enough protection to provide them with a firm and soft bounce in between each other.
We tend to think that it’s okay to put your plates and glasses on top of each other since there are already alternating shelves of wraps in between them, but that must be avoided. To have them well protected, be sure to place them vertically apart from each other. Having them on top of each other might create a rigorous impact when your truck mover moves along unparalleled roads; thus, placing them sideways would prevent such circumstances.
Close and secure the box
Once the plates and glasses are already inside, secure the top portion with bubble wrap or cloth again. Close and tape your box, and finish it off by labeling the top side of your box with “this side up”. This will let you know which part of the box is to be held when you get to pick them up.
Right placement in trucks
Ceramic and glassware are very fragile. When placing inside your moving-out truck, always place them on the top-most part (above other things). However, you must also take into account to not place them too high to avoid breaks if ever they fall off.
And you’re all set! Worry no more as securing those fragile items can actually be that simple as you think. Are you excited to move out?