One of the biggest challenges on any move can be figuring out how to safely pack and move glassware, mirrors, and other glass objects. Glass can be extremely fragile and if it is not dealt with properly, can easily break during the course of a move. Today’s blog will give you some pointers on how to properly deal with your glass so that it arrives on the other end of your move in one piece.
Packing Dishware, Jars, Bottles, and Other Glass Containers
Properly packing your glass containers can be made much easier with the right materials. If you take a look at today’s image, you will see the cardboard insert for a box that divides it into sections. These can help to protect things like glasses, wine bottles, mason jars, and even some vases. You should always use dish paper to wrap the items even in the insert first, so that they have an added layer of protection.
Pro-Movers Tip: Stop by a store that sells beer or wine. You might be able to pick up some free boxes that are designed to safely ship glass bottles.
Never stack glass directly next to glass in a box. As a general rule of thumb, if you can hear the telltale clanging of glass-on-glass – do not attempt to move the box. There is a high possibility that the glass will bounce into other glass and shatter. Usually, in that scenario, a mover would not be liable unless they packed the box themselves – so play it safe!
Moving Mirrors, Glass Table Tops, and Other Panes of Glass
Moving a sheet of glass is very different than moving glass containers. There are a number of ways that you can safely transport your sheets of glass. For lighter, more fragile glass, we always recommend wrapping it securely in a layer or two of heavy grade bubble wrap. Thicker, heavier sheets of glass can be wrapped in bubble wrap or in protective moving pads.
Pro-Movers Tip: Placing your sheets of glass between mattresses, box springs, and other soft, flat surfaces can be a great way to add some protection to your glass in the truck. Just make sure that the items are properly strapped in – if the mattress were to flex, it could cause the glass to snap with it.
Hopefully, these tips will help you safely get your glass to its destination. If you have any questions about a specific item, don’t hesitate to contact us! If you’d like to see your question answered on our moving blog, just click the button below. Thanks!