Perth removals specialists are often asked about moving fragile items, but one item that is often overlooked is wine glasses. While this may be an item in every kitchen, wine glasses can be vulnerable to damage during transit, so if you want to avoid a broken mess arriving at your new home, you’ll need some professional help. As professional specialists in removals in Perth, the Emmanuel Transport team can help you to ensure that your wine glasses are not chipped, scratched or broken during your home move.
Ensure They Are Sparkling Clean
Since wine glasses are so delicate, it is vital that they are thoroughly cleaned before you even contemplate packing. Dust and any other small particles remaining on the glasses can actually produce small scratches and marks on the glass if they even slightly shift during transit.
Organise a Suitable Box
Ideally, you’ll have a box specifically designed for glassware, but it is possible to get a little crafty and adapt a box to suit this purpose. The box will need to provide sufficient protection for the glasses and be sturdy enough not to collapse or open during transit. You’ll also need packing materials such as bubble wrap, tape, and soft white tissue.
Wrap Your Glasses
Clear a space on a flat surface as a packing station. You should lay the tissue paper flat and place a wine glass on top. Roll the tissue paper from the corner around the glass. Tuck the excess tissue paper in the glass bowl to fill the space. Secure the paper with a piece of tape before repeating the process using a piece of bubble wrap. Repeat until all the glasses are covered in tissue and bubble wrap.
Prep the Box
Depending on whether you have a special box or are creating your own glassware box, you may need to pad the bottom and sides of your box with bubble wrap for additional protection. Lay the bubble wrap on the bottom and use tape to secure it to the sides of the box. Once you have the box prepared, you should stand the wine glasses up in the box, as they are more likely to be damaged if they are laid flat.
Finish the Box
You’re likely to have empty spaces between each glass and at the top of the box. These areas will need to be filled to prevent shifting during transit. You can use bubble wrap or soft items such as tea towels that will provide protection and cushioning. Once the box is filled, it will have a greater structural integrity. Secure the top and bottom of the box with tape and be sure to label the box fragile clearly. Even if you are moving by yourself, it is easy to forget which boxes contain fragile items. When loading the box, make sure it is not placed beneath any other boxes. Ideally, the box should also be secured to prevent movement during the drive.
If you’re looking for cheap removals Perth based Emmanuel Transport is here to help. As specialists in removals in Perth, we offer a comprehensive service in all aspect of Perth removals. You’ll find our team ready to answer any questions to make your move easier.