How To Pack Glasses, Wine Goblets & Cups

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Use this step-by-step guide to pack all your glasses, goblets, and cups to ensure they get to your new home in one piece.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: No set time

How to Pack Glasses & Cups

  1. If you can’t find a divided box, the kind used to ship bottles (wine and liquor), then use a small to medium size box and line it with bubble-wrap.
  2. Place a stack of pre-cut plain newsprint on the table or other flat surface.
  3. Take the first glass and place it on the pile of newsprint. Wrap two sheets of newsprint around the glass, making sure you line the inside.
  4. Place the second glass inside the first one. This is called nesting. Then take two more sheets of newsprint and line the inside of the second glass. Insert another glass.
  5. You can nest three or four glasses, depending on their size and weight. Lay the stack of glasses diagonally across the pile of newsprint.
  6. Holding the corner of the newsprint closest to you, wrap another two sheets of newsprint around the stack and tuck in the ends.
  7. For extra protection, wrap the stack in a sheet of bubble wrap and secure the ends.
  8. Place glasses at the bottom of a box or into one of the sections if using a divided box.
  9. Follow the above steps for goblets and other stemware, except for nesting. Individually wrap goblets to ensure they’re protected.
  10. Once you’ve filled the box, add extra newsprint or bubble wrap on top. Seal the box and mark it “Fragile: Glassware” and label it accordingly.

Packing Tips for Wine Glasses & Goblets

  1. Ask a wine store or specialty liquor store if they can give you some divided boxes. This will provide extra protection for your glassware.
  2. Pack stacks of glasses in an individual box or place them in another box with other fragile items. Just make sure the glasses are put in last on top of the other items.
  3. Don’t over pack the box; however, make sure there isn’t empty space where glasses can shift about. Extra space should be filled with rolled up newspaper or bubble-wrap.

What You Need

  • Divided box or medium size box
  • Plain newsprint
  • Bubble wrap
  • Packing tape
  • Marker/stickers



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