Among all other things, it is most stressful to pack up all that glass, fine china, and other fragile goods during a move. People often use bubble wrap and heavy boxes, others newspaper, and crates. No matter what packaging material you decide to use, check out these tips to up your glass packing game.
Make Use of The Right Packaging Material
Don’t mix fragile items with heavy items while storing. Large items can shift and shatter light delicate glasses during the move. Store your glass together and use multiple boxes full of packing material. There are various types of packing material:
- Newspaper: It is readily available, recyclable and biodegradable. You can wrap glass plates and bowls with them or stuff them inside delicate vases and cups. Use excess newspaper to fill empty spaces in the box.
- Bubble wrap: Though it is not biodegradable, you can use this light-weight, flexible plastic to wrap electronics. You can also ball it up and stuff it in empty spots to provide more cushioning and support.
- Packing Peanuts: They are commonly made of Styrofoam and are not eco-friendly and a bit messy too. However, they can help fill up empty spots in boxes more so than other packaging materials. It can add cushioning and fill the box rather than engulf your items with just these entirely. You will find biodegradable starch peanuts too.
You can use a combination of all these packing materials to minimize the chance of glass or fragile items breaking. Remember the more paper and packing material you use the less likely something will break.
Prepare Against Severe Weather
In case you opted to move during winter, remember that cold temperatures can cause the glass to become brittle. Pack a little more thoroughly or use more packing supplies to ensure the safety of your products. For rainy weather, ensure your packing supplies don’t get wet.
What’s in the Box Matters
If you hire a moving company, they will use dish packs or mini dish as they are a thicker heavier box. They won’t crush as easily and you can stack other boxes on top without worry. Put heavier items on the bottom and pack your glass on top when packing your box. Avoid over-packing. Leave space at the top and fill it with newsprint or newspaper.
Call Trend Moving for Professional Help
You don’t have to stress about how to pack your glass safely. Our experienced experts can help you figure out what packing materials are best for your move. Call us today to hire the best moving company Derry NH. Our moving company is also available for corporate moves and local moves.