According to Angie’s List, the most commonly broken item during a move is a drinking glass

But don’t panic; that doesn’t mean that all of your favorite wine glasses are going to be in shambles when you open the box at your new home. 

Thankfully, there is a method on how to pack wine glasses so that they won’t break. We’ll guide you through it here!

Gather the Necessary Supplies

Before you start packing, you’ll need to make sure you have all the right supplies. 

Don’t find any cheap or used boxes, but instead try and find newer ones that are sturdy. If you can find boxes that have dividers for glassware already in them, that’ll make it a lot easier to pack. 

You should also get some packing paper, bubble wrap, some packing tape, and a marker.

Stuff the Glass

Once you have all your supplies, you can gather all your wine glasses. 

Make sure that you stuff a few sheets of packing paper into the globe of the glass. Don’t press on it too hard to avoid breaking the glass, but make sure it’s stuffed. This will help prevent something from crushing it. 

Wrap the Wine Glass in Packing Paper

Next, wrap the glass in packing paper.

You should lay the wine glass horizontally near the edge of the paper, and then start rolling the glass, making sure the initial corner of the packing paper is tucked underneath it. 

Wrap it as if you were wrapping a burrito. Roll it a few times until it reaches the end of the paper, and then place it another sheet of packing paper and roll it again. 

You can do this similar method with other fragile items as well, like plates, bowls, silverware, and other glassware! As long as it’s wrapped and cushioned in the box, you should be okay!

Place Them Strategically Inside the Box

Once the wine glass is wrapped, you can then put it in the box.

If you have the glass dividers, make sure that it stands vertically in its own cell. If you don’t have dividers, you should still stand the glasses up next to each other. 

One common mistake people make is that they put the wine glasses on top of each other when packing, but this will cause them all to break if something happens. 

Try and fill up as much empty space as you can in the box so that nothing can shift around too much and break the glass. 

Discover More on How to Pack Wine Glasses

These are only a few tips on how to pack wine glasses, but if you’re still not confident enough to do it, you can always leave it up to the professionals!

Our movers are skilled in packing even the most fragile things, and we’d be happy to help you pack and move your belongings.

If you’re interested in our services, make sure you contact us today!