So, you’ve packed up your bottles of Pinot Grigio, Moscato, and Pinot Noir. How about those fancy wine glasses you love so much? You know–the ones you got for your wedding, which–let’s be honest–feels like a lifetime ago at this point. 

If you’re moving and are a wine drinker, you want to ensure your glasses make it to your new home safe and sound. Below, we’ll share how to pack wine glasses for moving so that you cut down on the chance of something going wrong during transit. 

We hope this helps you out!

How to pack wine glasses

There are many ways on how to pack wine glasses, but today, we’re going to show you the easiest and safest option. Below is what you’ll want to do:

Get your supplies

When you run out of that extra roll of packing tape and head to the store, make sure you bring a shopping list. For moving wine glasses, that includes a banker’s box (some call this the best wine glass packing box), packing paper, cardboard dividers, bubble wrap, packing tape, and labels. 

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Try to avoid adding “another bottle of wine” to your shopping list. We know. We know. Easier said than done, right? But you’re best off going through your current collection first before buying more, especially while moving.

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Start wrapping your wine glasses

Once you have your supplies ready, that’s when the fun starts. First, wad up packing paper so that it goes inside each wine glass (up to the top). Then, set another sheet of packing paper or bubble wrap down on your kitchen table. 

You’ll want to put the glass down in a diagonal direction so that the base of the glass is at one of the packing paper’s four edges. Begin wrapping, similar to how you would do a burrito, but make sure there’s still enough paper left over in that sheet at the end so that you can gently stuff it into the glass’s end and opening. 

Roll away until the sheet is gone. Then, do this process again a few times to make sure the glass is best protected. Once you’re done with one wine glass, repeat for all of the remaining glasses. 

Box up the wine glasses

Now that your glasses are ready to go, it’s time to add packing paper to the bottom of the bone, then add the dividers. Put each glass into a divider. 

How do you pack wine glasses for moving without dividers? You’ll want to make sure the glasses are upright in the moving box. At least, that’s what most experts recommend!

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Add bubble wrap to the packing process

If needed, you can put packing paper and bubble wrap on top of those glasses and dividers, add another divider, and do more glasses. However, if you don’t have the space, it’s a good idea to lay a few sheets of bubble wrap over the glasses and divider, double-checking that everything is secure. 

Packing paper can also be used if there are any open spots, or you hear shuffling around once you’re done packing everything inside. Always do a double-take to make sure all is good to go. 

Use tape, and label your boxes

Let’s say everything is looking good and sounds secure in the box. If so, it’s time to shut the box, and add some packing tape so that it doesn’t break open during transit. 

Just don’t forget to label the box as “fragile” and include what’s inside so that everyone is cautious when transporting it from one location to another. 

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Other questions about packing wine glasses

These are some more questions that come up regarding wine glasses and moving:

Do you pack wine glasses upside down?

It’s possible to pack glasses upside down. It can prevent dust from accumulating on the glasses, for one. However, there’s a chance of breakage if you don’t cushion the glasses properly with packing paper and bubble wrap. 

Some experts recommend packing wine glasses upright to lower the chance of something happening during transit. The one thing you won’t want to do is pack them into the boxes on their sides since that can cause them to shatter if dropped too hard or placed in a compromising position. 

How do you pack glasses without breaking them?

Follow the steps to pack wine glasses above, and that should help. That means using plenty of packing paper and bubble wrap (several layers are what you want) and making sure there is no movement within the boxes after the glasses are inside and packed up. 

Need moving help?

Knowing how to pack wine glasses is one piece of your move. If you need help with transporting your items from point A to point B, coordinating your move, setting up storage, or something else, Bellhop has you covered. We have local and long-distance movers in multiple states who are ready to help when you need us.

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Nick Valentino