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How to Pack Glasses & Cups When Moving to a New Home

by Vincent Zhang 06/06/2022

Packing up your kitchen to prepare for a move requires careful organization. With so many shapes and sizes of items in your kitchen, it’s important to pack everything in the right way. Glassware and cups are a common pain point in packing a kitchen because of their fragility and irregular shape. However, there are some tricks and strategies for packing glasses and other drinkware to keep them safe while using space efficiently.

Here’s a guide for packing and preparing drinkware for a move:

Stock Up on Materials

Having enough of the right supplies before you pack will save you time and frustration. For packing drinkware, make sure you have plenty of packing paper, tape and thin bubble wrap for breakable items. You’ll also need boxes and something to label them with so you know what’s inside.

Start With Heavy Items

Begin packing a box with the heavy items. This could include things like large ceramic coffee mugs and other more sturdy drinkware that will make a solid base. Wrap each item carefully in paper to avoid friction and breakage, then layer lighter items on top until the box is full.

Double Up

A great way to save space and paper is by wrapping identical glasses together. With your packing paper, roll up one glass completely. Then, flip it over and wrap a second glass, starting from the opposite edge of the paper. You’ll end up with a two-pack of cups to save time and effort unpacking later.

Protect the Stems

Stemware is highly susceptible to damage during a move unless you protect it well. When wrapping and preparing stemware like wine glasses, wrap the stems or handles first. You may opt for wrapping it in a double layer of paper to be extra careful. Use the remaining paper to cover the cup and place them carefully in the box. This is a great time to use thin bubble wrap if you have some.

Add Cushion

If you’re done packing all of your drinkware and still have space in the box, don’t leave it empty. Extra room in a box leaves more chance for movement and breakage during the move. Instead, fill up that space with something soft and lightweight, such as a stack of dish towels. You can also use bubble wrap or other packing materials to create cushion if you’d like.

It’s crucial to protect your most breakable items when packing for a move. Use these tips for packing your drinkware the right way so everything makes it safely to your new home.

About the Author

Vincent Zhang

I am a real estate broker, property manager, and investor, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. To each client, I bring close to a decade of experience in real estate, first as a real estate investor, then manager, and now love to share my experience and knowledge with property buyers and sellers as a real estate broker. Since attending the University of Michigan in 2005, I have lived in Ann Arbor ever since. My exceptional knowledge of the market as an investor and property manager provides a unique perspective and competitive advantage to my clients for selling and buying both residential and investment properties.

I have successfully managed investment properties in Ypsilanti and Kalamazoo and have conducted real estate transactions throughout southeast Michigan. Whether clients are looking for their first home, vacation homes, or the home of their dreams, I will be able to stay on top of the process, remove obstacles and make the real estate deals as pleasurable as possible. I enjoy working with people and finding ways to share a laugh or two in the process. I take pride in being available to my clients and being responsive to their needs.

In addition to my residential property expertise, and my multicultural background, I am capable of working with international investors and home buyers to make their international property purchases smoother and trouble-free. If you are interested in the acquisition of investment homes for your children while they attend the University of Michigan, as a property manager, investor, and broker, I will be able to help you make that reality come true.

I graduated from the University of Michigan and own and operate several businesses in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. In addition to my real estate experience, I am also a technology enthusiast and am always on the hunt to use technology and media to enhance the buying and selling experience. 

If you are looking to make your first home purchase, or are trying to sell your home, give me a call and I can guide you through the services that I can offer you to help you start along the journey. I take great pride in my work and it would be an honor for me to represent you and your needs.

Yours truly, Vincent Zhang