How to pack glasses when moving

How to pack glassware for moving

Moving to a new home can be an exciting adventure, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges – especially when it comes to packing delicate items like glasses. Properly packing your glasses is crucial to ensure they arrive at your new home safely and intact. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of packing glasses for moving, with tips from our experts at Headington Carriers to help you protect your valuable glassware every step of the way.

1. Gather Supplies

Before you begin packing your glasses, it’s important to gather all the necessary supplies. You’ll need:

  • Sturdy cardboard boxes in various sizes
  • Packing paper or bubble wrap
  • Packing tape
  • Marker pens for labelling

At Headington Carriers, we understand the importance of using high-quality packing materials to protect your belongings during transit. That’s why we have professional moving boxes available here.  With our extensive experience in removals, we can provide you with the best quality packing boxes available. Check out our packing supplies for all you need to get your glassware to your new home safely. 

2. Prepare the Boxes

Once you have your supplies ready, it’s time to prepare the boxes for packing. Select boxes of the appropriate size for your glasses, ensuring they are strong and sturdy enough to support the weight. Reinforce the bottoms of the boxes with packing tape to prevent them from breaking under the weight of your glassware.

At Headington Carriers, we also offer a packing service where we use only the highest quality packing materials to ensure the safety of your belongings during transit. With our extensive experience in removals, you can trust us to provide you with the right boxes and packing materials to protect your glasses every step of the way.

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3. Wrap Each Glass Individually

The key to safely packing glasses is to wrap each one individually to protect them from bumps and knocks during transit. Start by laying out a sheet of packing paper or bubble wrap on a flat surface. Place a glass in the centre of the sheet, then fold the paper or wrap around it, tucking in the sides as you go. Secure the wrapping with packing tape to keep it in place.

With wine glasses start by wrapping the stem first. Use half a sheet to wrap the stem, then place it on the stack of paper and start rolling the rest of the glass. This ensures that the most fragile part is well protected. These glasses should always be packed in the box last, leaving lots of room for extra cushioning at the top of the box.

4. Pack Glasses in Boxes

Once your glasses are wrapped, it’s time to pack them into the boxes. Arrange the glasses vertically in the boxes, with the heaviest items at the bottom and the lightest items at the top. As we said, leave your wine glasses till last. Fill any empty spaces with crumpled packing paper or bubble wrap to prevent the glasses from shifting during transit.

Before you seal the box give it a gentle shake – you shouldn’t be able to hear anything clinking or feel any movement in the box. If you would like more tips on packing up some of the other delicate items in your home check out our article on: Moving home with plants

5. Label and Seal Boxes

Finally, don’t forget to label your boxes as “fragile” or “glassware” to alert your movers to the delicate contents inside. Use a marker pen to write clear, legible labels on the boxes, then seal them securely with packing tape to prevent them from opening during transit.


Packing glasses for moving requires careful planning and attention to detail, but with the right techniques and materials, you can ensure they arrive at your new home safely and intact. At Headington Carriers, we have the experience and expertise to handle all your packing and removal needs, so you can relax and enjoy the excitement of moving to your new home. One of our recent customers had this to say about their moving experience: 

“I would like to thank Headington Carriers for making our move smooth and easy. You have a great team of removers, polite, professional, patient and they did a great job with careful handling. Please pass on our appreciation for the great move. Finally, glad I chose HC and no doubt will recommend them to others.”

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help make your move a success.