Hercules Moving Company Background Image
How to Pack Glasses for Moving?
Get a Quote
Hercules Moving Company Background Image
Jan 24, 2022·0 min read

How to Pack Glasses for Moving?

When packing a house for a move, it is essential to prioritize the safety of the transported possessions. You must thoroughly prepare your belongings for relocation, otherwise, things can be scratched or broken, corners chipped.

Kitchen tableware is one of the most delicate items that must be packed extra carefully - dishes, bowls, plates, jars, mugs, and especially glasses. Packing glasses for a move can become stressful and disorienting if not done correctly. Figuring out how to pack glasses when moving is an issue that Hercules will help you to clear up.

What to do Before Packing glasses for Moving

To successfully pack the glasses, purchase all the essentials for a stress-free experience. You will never lose if you double the materials. Use small and medium boxes.

Tools & equipment:

  • Marker. Purchase a reliable marker that will be thick and well seen. Make sure that it is waterproof to avoid any leaks
  • Scissors. It is best to have large, strong and sharp scissors for quicker work

Packing materials:

  • Dish barrels or Dish boxes. Double-thick walls that provide extra protection is what you need. Both Dish Barrel and Dish pack boxes are undeniably the ideal options for packing glasses for a move. It guarantees the security of your glass valuables
  • Cardboard moving box. If you choose to pack with cardboard moving boxes, remember to double newsprint packing paper for decent protection. Single-layer will not provide enough protection
  • Wrapping paper. Estimate the approximate number of your kitchenware and per each item have at least 3-4 wrapping sheets
  • Bubble wrap. Get a roll or two for fragile glasses like Annealed Glass or Crystal. Bubble wrap is a great solution for great protection
  • Newsprint packing paper. Newsprint is an affordable and safe way to pack items when moving. Choose the perfect size of the newsprint packing paper here. If you choose to use normal newspapers, be ready to rewash the glasses as they can get stained
  • Quality packing tape. A must-have, otherwise, cardboard boxes will fall apart

Where to begin packing glasses for moving?

To successfully pack glasses for a move:

  1. Empty out shelves and check glassware for any damages
  2. Throw away any old or broken pieces
  3. Assemble the boxes and double tape the bottom and the edges of the boxes
  4. Place 10 cm to 15 cm of crushed packing paper at the bottom of the box creating a protective layer
  5. Use cardboard dividers for organized moving. You can purchase kit moving boxes that already come with the cardboard dividers or make them yourself simply by measuring and cutting cardboard sheets

Packing Tip: Crafting dividers yourself will allow you to customize sizes if needed.

What is the best way to pack drinking glasses for moving?

When packing fragile items for a move, you need to be extremely careful and always double-layer for protection. Here are some of the fragile glass types and packing methods.

  1. Position the pack of newsprint packing paper flat on the working surface
  2. Place the drinking glass on the corner of the sheet and start wrapping it moving it to the opposite side
  3. If the glass is relatively thick, you can stop in the middle and place a second glass and continue wrapping. Otherwise, wrap the glass individually and place it inside the moving box facing down

Packing Tip: How to pack glasses in a box safely? Fill up empty space with additional crushed wrapping paper. The box content should not be loose; it must not shift when moved

How to pack a wine glass for moving?

When packing fragile items for a move, you need to be extremely careful and always double-layer for protection. Here are some of the fragile glass types and packing methods.

The best way to pack a wine glass for moving:

  1. Lay down the pack of newsprint packing paper flat on the working surface
  2. Start by wrapping the stem of a wine glass with 2-3 layers of crushed packing paper or bubble wrap, making it the same width as the glass bowl. Wrap it with an additional layer, to be fully covered. Secure it with packing tape to prevent unwrapping
  3. Fill up the wine glass bowl with crushed newsprint packing paper to create support from the inside. Make sure that it is tight and nice
  4. Place the wine glass in the corner of the packing paper and gently wrap it moving to the opposite corner. Now you have created a tube-like structure. Bend the left newsprint paper onto opposite sides of the glass
  5. Place your wine glass into one of the units of the divider inside the moving box facing down. In case you do not have a divider, place your glasses, and place packing paper at the bottom of the box, side of the box and at the top of the box. Likewise, use bubble wrap to wrap the wine glass; it will provide extra safety

If you are wondering "how to pack crystal glasses for moving?" or "how to pack martini glasses for moving?" the answer is simple: Use the same method as for wine glasses! However, the more fragile the glass, the thicker protection it needs.

How to pack other glass items?

How to pack glass jars? Fill it up from the inside with wrapping paper. Wrap it around starting in the corner. Use at least 2-3 layers for safety.

How to pack glass bottles? If the bottle is unevenly shaped, wrap the thin part so it matches the width of the bottom. Wrap the whole bottle around with another layer of packing paper or bubble wrap and place it inside the moving box. If there is any liquid inside the bottle, first, secure it in the zip bag to stop any leaking.

How to pack glass vases for moving? Fill it up from the inside with newsprint paper. Wrap it around starting in the corner. Use at least 3-4 layers for safety.

How do you pack glasses for moving without packing paper?

In case you run out of packing paper or bubble wrap, your household items can be handy:

  • Socks. If the glass is small, use your socks to cover it up. One sock should go on top and the second on the bottom
  • Bedding. Wrap the glasses one by one inside the bedding sheets and pillowcases
  • Towels. Use clean kitchen and bathroom towels to pack glassware inside the moving boxes
  • Clothes. Soft t-shirts and scarves could become a great solution to pack glasses without paper

As the last step of packing drinking glasses and wine/champagne glasses for moving, make sure that all the moving boxes are secured and marked before shipping.

Write in big letters and indicate that the content of the box is fragile. That will indicate that it should not be placed under heavy objects.

Dealing with the packing glasses for moving is a mission and a half, especially if you have no one to help you. Packing a kitchen can take up to 2 full days if working alone. To save yourself from the trouble, it is best to hire a professional moving company to do all the work for you. Call Us At (844) 462-6683 or Get a Free Quote Online.

Hercules Movers are carrying Furniture
0 / 0
The Hercules moving team conducted themselves in a very professional manner. Upon their arrival they were quick to introduce themselves. My piano was carefully wrapped before moving it. Once at its destination the moving team decided on the best way to move my piano into its new home. They laid mats along their route to protect my flooring. They had to move some furniture out of their way. Throughout the entire process of moving the piano they were very careful with the piano and my home. They recommended putting some coasters (which they had on hand) under the wheels of the piano to protect my flooring before taking it off of their mats. After unwrapping and disposing of all of the wrap they made sure I was happy with the placement of the piano before considering their job complete. Even took the time to move back all of the items they moved out of their way, no matter how small. Overall I was very happy with my experience with Hercules Moving Company. I highly recommend them.
Hercules company is the most reliable, time efficient, neat, and with the best people skills, in my opinion, in the North America. We're about to start a big renovation in our house. We needed to move all the furniture to the storage Toronto. Hercules company provided us with the storage. Which was extremely convenient. Guys from Hercules company wrapped and packed our furniture so carefully as if it was a fragile artifact from the museum. This is our 3rd time using Hercules company. Their impeccable service and their wonderful and polite stuff make this time-consuming, I'm sure for everyone process, so much more easy to deal with. I highly recommend Hercules company to anyone for all your moving needs.
The crew was extremely professional and organized. they kept us up to date about the arrival time and they took such great care of the piano while transporting. We are very satisfied with the work!
Joanne Peddle
The team at Hercules are amazing! I used them to move my 4 bedroom home and everything went very well. These guys are incredible, they never stopped and where so careful with everything. Thanks so much for making my move fantastic!!!!
Esther Katz
The Barrie movers arrived on time and impressed me with their friendly and polite demeanour. They completed the move professionally, taking care to pack and protect each of the items to be moved. I was very pleased with the job that was done. I would heartily recommend them for everyone in Ontario.
I have used the services of Hercules Moving Company multiple times, both for personal relocation and office moving of a large company. Ottawa office movers are professionals in their field, they are neat, clean and do their job well! If you have any questions related to the office move or moving in general, I recommend always contacting this company.
Have used Hercules Moving for 2 work related circumstances. Extremely professional, cautious and timely. I would have no hesitation to recommend this company to others. They are my go to company from now on.
If you still in doubt of what piano movers in Toronto to choose - hope you read my review :) Hercules Movers did an excellent job of relocating a grand piano from a music school to my house and additionally advised me a professional piano tuner. Extra care service, friendly and skilled movers, which were extremely accurate and protected the piano as well as floors, walls and stairs.
I work at Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga. We select low income families for Home Ownership . We recently contacted Hercules Moving Company to assist us in moving our newest family into their new home. Hercules moved the family at a time which was convenient to them. The family called me almost immediately to rave about what amazing service they received, as well as the kind, professional staff which were sent. I will definitely be calling upon their services in the future!Thanks again for your awesome work!
Hercules moving guys were AMAZING!!!! They were moving a very heavy old piano. They were very polite, courteous, & very conscientious of all they did...ensuring that nothing left a mark anywhere. They even had trouble with opening one of the double doors (a lower lock had jammed) and Vidas took the lower lock apart , repaired it and put it back in place- that is service! No one does things like that anymore! Great guys- I would highly recommend them to anyone! Thanks guys!!!
It was a last minute request and I was accommodated with prompt response, Excellent service.
Thank you so much Hercules! I contacted them on a Friday, and Monday 8 guys showed up and put together everything I had in one day! This is not our first time using Hercules Moving, it's actually our third. They are kind, understanding and professional. Most importantly, they get the job done in an efficient manner. Thanks again from this repeat customer!
They call me before they come. They arrived on time and they do this job very professional. I am very satisfied. Thank you!
It was great to work with Hercules moving company. They arrived on time, had a team of very competent and friendly guys who treated our possessions with respect, including our grand piano. They were quick in disassembling and wrapping our furniture and seemed to have a lot of experience. They worked hard and kept us within the budget. I highly recommend them to everyone.
Stephanie Rice
Hercules Guelph movers excelled in their customer service even calling me shortly after the crew finished to inquire how the move went. I would recommend this company to anyone wanting a reliable moving company with reasonable rates and amazing service. I'm a very satisfied customer.
The movers showed up on time and ready to work, they were very efficient and professional. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Hands down the best movers in Toronto!I used Hercules moving services to move my 4 bedrooms house.They was very carefully and nice guys, they wrap in blankets all my furniture and made it safe for moving.Thank you, Igor and his team.
A++++++++. Hercules Moving is the only company I would ever hire if I had to move again. The crew was amazingly fast, professional, and very careful with our stuff. They wrapped all the fueniture with pads and plastic wrap making it very difficult to scratch. Not only to mention the excellent customer service they provided all along. Hercules is simply the best!
They were prompt, efficient, and professional. They were skilled at moving the piano (6"1 grand). They set it up carefully such that minimum force is needed to move it. They made the move look effortless!
Professional and hardworking. I’ve used them many times and would highly recommend for storage Toronto services and moving services! They’re the best in Toronto.
Ready to Move?
Get a Quote Now
World Map Dots
Raising Roof
Raising Roof
Raising Roof
Raising Roof
Raising Roof
Raising Roof
Raising Roof
How to pack for a move?
How to Pack for a Move?
Moving house is a mission that can not be overlooked. Life is an unpredictable correlation of events that will force you to pack up stuff and move to Mars at some point.
How To Pack Kitchen For Moving?
How to Pack a Kitchen for Moving?
One of the biggest challenges when packing a home for moving is self-discipline and not getting overwhelmed. Packing the kitchen for moving is not an easy job, the number of items is almost uncountable. It is easy to lose track, give up or go with the flow when wondering how to pack kitchen stuff for moving. Hercules is ready to share with you our professional packing tips and moving tricks to help you in your journey.
How to Pack Shoes for Moving - HMC Moving Blog
How to Pack Shoes for Moving?
Moving house is quite a large-scale event. Even if we simply consider moving things from one apartment to another within the same neighbourhood. How to properly pack shoes when moving, so you do not have to buy new ones? Hercules specialists know the answer.
How to Pack China for Moving?
How to Pack Dishes for Moving?
Plates must be adequately and securely packed, stacked and secured so nothing can break or be damaged during the move. Realistically, the best solution to save time and nerves - trusting this work to professional movers with sufficient experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Show More