You may have some really special and pricey wine bottles that you had saved for some special occasion. When you are in the position to move, you don’t want to open that special bottle of wine but at the same time, want to take it to the new home.
Packing wine bottles need extreme care. Some wine bottles may get damaged when they are placed on their side or damage their works while some may break from the shock of the moving if they aren’t properly cushioned. If you want all of your wine bottles to be safe during the relocation, then follow the following steps to pack your wine bottles safely.
Take Stock of the Wine Bottles
If you have a lot of wine bottles that will make your packing difficult and strenuous, then you can give out some wine bottles as gifts and use the other ones as a celebratory drink on the day of your relocation. Have a count of the wine bottles according to the boxes you have and the space you will need to pack them tightly and then proceed with the packing.
Getting the Right Packing Materials
Get a thick cardboard box for transporting the wine bottles. For those special wines, you have, have a sturdy wooden box specifically for them. You can procure it from the vintage wine shops and get it for a little price. You can also ask the removalists who have come for your house move or furniture removals to provide you with the right box for packing wine bottles.
When you have got the box ready, you will need a proper divider to separate the bottles which you can again get from the shops. It is better to go with small-sized boxes than the large ones. Get some packing paper, packing tapes and other cushioning materials.
Getting the Box Ready
First double seal the bottom of the cardboard box with packing tapes to ensure that it can withstand the weight of the wine bottles. Next, place the divider inside the box but cut it out in the right size such that it fits exactly inside the size of the box. Some would add some glue to the bottom of the divider before placing it in so that it stays in its place. Trim the top of the divider so that the top flaps of the box rest comfortably over the divider without protruding or leaving too much gap.
Packing the Bottle
Take a packing paper and roll it over the wine bottle. Tightly secure it with some packing tape. Take extra care in the neck area of the wine bottle and ensure that the cork is tightly secure and wrap it too with the packing paper. Tuck in the paper as you roll and don’t stop until all the wine bottle is immersed under the rolls of packing paper and stick them with packing tape.
Placing it inside the Divider
Gently place the wrapped wine bottle inside one section of the divider carefully without letting the packing paper unwound. There will be some gaps in the side of the bottle with the divider, especially in the neck of the bottle. Fill those gaps with bubble wraps so that the bottle doesn’t move during the transportation.
I hope this step-to-step guide to packing glasses for moving will help you not only save time but also the risk of damage.
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