If you do not have enough money to hire trained
professionals to store your fragile glass furniture and utensils, and chose to
do the storing yourself, here are some useful and easy-to-follow tips that you
can apply so that you can safely store your glasses before you move:
1. Separate the glass furniture from other ordinary furniture.
Examples of this type of glass furniture are lamps, glass cups, mugs, plates,
pots, etc. Label all of them. Put “FRAGILE” or something that means the same on
their specific storage boxes.
2. Put a protective covering around each one of them
before putting them in their respective storage boxes. For this purpose, you
may use a newspaper and/or other thick used papers but of course you can also
use unused papers - it's always advisable to go green and recycle though.
3. For double-safety, make sure to put crumpled papers or
bubble sheets in between each covered glassware that you will be putting into a
container. This will keep the glassware safe in the moving truck even if it
starts to move.
4. Don't put heavy items on storage boxes that contain
5. If possible, let a person hold the storage boxes with
glasses inside it when transferring from your old house to the new. Mobility
sometimes increases the risk of glass damage.
Move methodically when carrying or doing the things
written above. Attention to details is the key to a successful storing of