Moving is an exciting and stressful part of your life. You’ve found that perfect new home or apartment, and you’re ready to start a new chapter in your life. As exciting as the move can be, we all dread packing, always struggling to find ways to protect everything.
Sometimes we just want to hurry through packing just to get it done, but when we do that, we open our boxes up at our new home to find out that some of our precious items weren’t packed very well. We all have glass items in our homes and they’re usually the things that break the easiest. In order to avoid that, listed below is some great advice or packing tips on how to pack and preserve your glass items.
First, find good cushion packing wrap. There are so many to choose from and every type will fit different needs. Some people use newspapers and a lot of paper to give them a good cushion space.
Next, depending on what type of glass you are wrapping, find a box that is right in size and shape. If you pack your glass with other items you can forget to mark it or it can get broken during the move by loose items that are packed with it. It’s actually better to keep the original boxes that you bought them in, as well as the packaging to make sure that they are packed safely. That leads us to our next tip.
Wrap separately. If you have a lot of glass items that you would like to pack together, make sure that you wrap them all separately. You can’t have anything loose. This means you should be packing the box with a lot of bubble wrap or some kind of cushion so that all things in the box are prevented from moving.
Likewise, never use tape to attach glass items together. The tape will leave a sticky residue that will take long hours of hand washing to take it off. Just wrap things up very tightly.
Remember to mark all boxes. This may sound like a no-brainer but you will be surprised at how many times you’ll forget when all the packing starts. It’s so important to have these things marked for yourself or for those that are helping you move.