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First, check your inventory and determine what you really want to keep before you start packing. Liquor and wine bottles are heavy and if you're paying per pound to move them, consider what is worth moving and what isn't.
If you can't take it all with you, think about giving away some bottles to friends as goodbye-gifts or hosting a farewell dinner.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Use a Divider
Use a divided/cell box that you can get free from a specialty wine shop or liquor store, or purchase a cell kit from a moving store. Use smaller boxes so they are easy to lift and carry.
NOTE: Make sure the box you're using is tall enough to allow for the tallest bottle to be wrapped in paper. The wrapping, whether you use bubble wrap or paper, will add an inch or more.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Tape the Bottom of the Box
Secure your box well. Tape the bottom and/or reinforce it by lining the inside bottom with cardboard. Check your box to make sure it will hold the weight. Don't use a box that is worn.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Use Several Sheets of Packing Paper
Place a stack of plain packing paper on the working surface.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Secure Any Opened Bottles
If you're packing opened bottles, ensure they are properly sealed by tightening the caps. If caps cannot be secured, leave the bottles behind.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Place a bottle on its side at an angle to the corner of the top sheet of paper. Leave enough room at the corner to be able to start wrapping the bottle.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Roll the Bottle Along the Paper
Select two to three sheets of paper and wrap it around the bottle, rolling the bottle as you push forward.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Tuck the Paper in as You Roll
Wrap the ends of the paper into the roll as you go. For wine bottles, mold the bottle's neck as you roll to ensure it's tightly wrapped.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Tape the Ends
Secure the wrapping with tape and make sure there are no loose ends.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Place Wine in Box
Finally, place the bottle into the box. If there's any space or gaps between the bottle and the divider, fill it with paper or bubble wrap.
Fill the box with the rest of the bottles, making sure that the box isn't too heavy. Tape the top of the box and mark it appropriately (kitchen or Bar / wine / fragile).