Step by Step Guide to Packing Fragile Glassware - Wine Goblets & Crystal

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    Use a Cell Pack

    Cell Pack

    Purchase cell boxes from specialty packing supply stores or ask for used boxes at a grocery store or liquor store. You can also purchase the cardboard dividers (cells) separately. Just make sure they will fit whatever size box you're using.

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    Prepare the Box

    Insert Dividers

    Prepare the cell box and make sure you have both plain white/brown packing paper and tissue paper on hand.

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    Stuff the Globe

    Stuff Globe

    Select a glass. Take several sheets of packing paper and gently stuff the interior of the glass's globe. Keeping filling the space until there is no space left. Be gentle. Don't press on the sides of the glass or push the paper in too tightly.

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    Place Glass on its Side

    Place Glass in Corner

    Layout several sheets of tissue paper and place the glass on its side perpendicular to the corner of the paper.

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    Wrap Glass

    Wrapping Glass

    Take two to three sheets of tissue and pull the corners around the glass, then gently roll the glass forward, gently tucking the tissue into the globe and around the base until the glass is completely wrapped.

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    Fold the Paper Around the Glass

    Gentle Fold Paper Around Ends

    Gentle fold the paper around the globe and stem, carefully molding it to the glass. Repeat this wrapping procedure at least twice to ensure glass is properly protected.

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    Put Glass in Cell Pack

    Place the glass into one of the cells, stem first. Gentle pack tissue or bubble wrap into any open spaces. Repeat first 8 steps for the remaining stemware.

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    Use Bubble Wrap to Top Up Box

    Anti Static Bubblewrap

    Once you've filled each cell and the box is full, place bubble wrap or tissue paper on top of the packed stemware to ensure there's no room for movement.

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    Secure Box

    Tape Box

    Secure the flaps, then gently shake the box. If the box rattles, there are some gaps that need to be filled.

    Once the box is full and it doesn't rattle, secure the top with packing tape or sealing tape.

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    Label Box

    Mark the Box

    Once you've taped the box closed, mark the box "fragile" and label it with the appropriate room and content listing.