T: 01795 844144 / 07990 017542 sales@chesleystorage.co.uk

A guide to packing glasses and cups for storage

by | Jan 9, 2019 | Storage | 0 comments

Packing glasses and cups for storage isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you are planning on ‘packing to protect’ then you’ll need an organised method to avoid unnecessary breakages. Chesley Storage have compiled this step-by-step guide with tips on the best way to store your glassware:

 

Step 1: Create a full checklist of the cups and glasses you want to store.

Step 2: Assemble suitably strong storage boxes.

Step 3: Wash and thoroughly dry each glass and cup you are going to store.

Step 4: Individually wrap each glass and cup in packing paper or bubble wrap.

Step 5: Carefully place your glasses and cups in your storage boxes. Ensure that all space is filled to prevent any movement in transit.

Step 6: Clearly Label or colour-code each box for future reference.

 

Step 1: Create a full checklist of the cups and glasses you want to store

Your final storage costs are directly related to the volume you need to store. Therefore, be prudent when packing and only keep the glasses and cups you know you’ll want to use again in the future. Save money by selling or disposing of the glasses and cups you don’t want anymore.
Once you’ve decided on the final items you want to store, create a simple itemised checklist. Being able to refer back to your inventory at a later date is absolutely invaluable.

Step 2: Assemble suitably strong storage boxes.

Storage boxes are the primary means of protecting your cups and glasses in transit. Do not buy cheap and flimsy boxes, they won’t be strong enough to handle the weight of your glasses and cups. Prepare your boxes by lining each one with a layer of bubble wrap. Ensure you reinforce the bottom and all sides of the box with packing tape.

Step 3: Wash and thoroughly dry each glass and cup you are going to store.

Don’t store dirty items, take the time to wash all glasses and cups before packing. It’s best to do this at least 24 hours in advance to ensure each item is thoroughly dry. If you try to store wet items then the spread of mould is inevitable.

Step 4: Individually wrap each glass and cup in packing paper or bubble wrap.

Take the time to wrap items well and organise appropriately. Fragile items such as wine glasses and champagne flutes should be carefully separated with cardboard inserts. Save space by placing smaller cups inside larger cups.

Step 5: Carefully place your glasses and cups in your storage boxes. Ensure that all space is filled to prevent any movement during transit.

After filling the box, take extra care to fill all empty space with packing paper or bubble wrap. This will stop any movement and prevent fragile items from breaking during transit

Resist the temptation to overfill boxes. This will only make them difficult to carry and increase the likelihood of the bottom falling out when you pick them up.

Step 6: Clearly Label or colour-code each box for future reference.

Labelling and colour-coding your boxes will make organising your boxes at the storage facility more efficient. Putting heavy boxes on top of your fragile boxes can be easily avoided. Try to be specific when labelling so locating items will be easy while in storage and when you unpack.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide and found it useful. If you would like a no obligation quote or would like to arrange a site visit to our storage facility in Kent, then please get in touch or call us on 01795 844144.

CONTACT US FOR A FREE QUOTE

Please fill out the form to receive a free quotation for your storage.

Chesley Storage, Chesley Farm, Bull Lane, Newington, Kent ME9 7SJ