Packing glass cabinets – tips and tricks

When you are moving, it is important to pack everything properly. This will ensure the safety of your items during transport. However, certain pieces of furniture can be quite tricky to pack. One of those would be glass cabinets. Usually, glass cabinets are very beautiful and elegant. You probably use them to display your small figurines, pictures, trophies, and other small valuable items. For this reason, packing glass cabinets should be handled with care since your home would feel empty without them. That is why you should read all the tips and tricks for packing glass cabinets. In addition to this, find out if you need to get moving insurance as well. 

Hire a good moving company 

Before packing glass cabinets or any other pieces of your household, you should hire a mover. There are several ways where you can find reliable movers.  

  • Ask your friends and family, especially if they know someone who recently moved. You can widen your search and ask your colleagues for some recommendations. 
  • Check the local newspapers as they usually feature ads about moving companies. 
  • Surf on the Internet and check several blogs. 
  • Visit official webpages of several moving companies that are near you. 

In addition to this, you should pay attention to moving reviews. If you see mostly negative feedback, then you should avoid that particular moving company. Lastly, ask for an in-house estimate to see how much money you will have to spend on moving fees.  

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Search for reliable movers online.

Packing glass cabinets – where to start 

When you are packing glass cabinets, you need to have proper packing materials. You can use these as well for your overall packing. For your other items, you will need many sturdy cardboard boxes, protective material, tape, and some labels. As for your cabinets, you will need protective material, a lot of it, and some type. It is extremely important to know how to pack properly, otherwise, inadequate packing will cause damage. In addition to this, during the transport, you might lose some items if you do not seal the boxes properly so make sure to do that as well. 

Inspect your glass cabinets 

As with any large furniture, you should inspect the overall condition of it. Then, when you make sure there are no major damages, you should take out all the smaller items. Place your small items on the table and arrange them carefully so they will not break. Now, it is time to decide whether to pack those small items and take them with you or sell them. Some pieces might have lost on their value or you need space for the new one, so it would be better to leave them behind. If you want, you can organize a garage sale, or sell your items on the Internet. This way you will earn some money, save money on moving fees, and get rid of the items you no longer want. 

glass decanter on the table
Take out all the smaller items

Packing glass cabinets – how to do it 

Once you take out all the smaller items, you should clean your glass cabinets. Take a rag and some cleaning supplies for wood and glass. Then, make sure to clean the cabinets thoroughly from the inside and outside. In addition to this, you need to check that your glass cabinets are completely dry before you start packing them. It is important to clean them before packing since dust and dirt can cause damage to your furniture. Apart from cleaning your cabinets, you should clean the whole house before you move out. This is especially important if you plan to sell your home. No one will want to buy the house if it is dirty. 

Now it is time to pack them properly 

When you prepared everything, now it is time to start packing your kitchen cabinets. Usually, you can disassemble your cabinets so make sure you do this first. Then put all the screws and bolts into one small bag and label it so you will know where they came from. In addition to this, slowly and with great care remove the glass shelves and other glass parts. Use protective gloves if necessary. Place the glass parts directly onto a thick blanket that you prepared. Then, use bubble wrapping or some large pieces of cardboard to act as additional protection. Make sure to tape the bubble wrapping well. If you decide not to disassemble your cabinets, then use stretch tape to fix the door in one place. This will prevent an accidental opening during the transport. Lastly, write down FRAGILE on glass parts in order to inform the movers. 

Packing smaller items 

All the items you took out from your glass cabinets should be packed properly as well. Just like with the glass cabinets, carefully place wrap them into protective material. In addition to this, do not forget to use the tape so the protective material will not come off during the transport. As these items are smaller, they can fit into the boxes. Fill up the empty space with some old clothes, or peanuts so your items will not be able to move. Do not forget to also write FRAGILE or BREAKABLE on the boxes.  

sign that says fragile
Label your boxes

Packing glass cabinets properly is important 

You should not skip packing glass cabinets. They are not like the rest of the furniture since they are made of glass. This means that even the smallest bump can break the glass. Invest in some quality packing supplies. For this reason, you should let professionals handle loading and unloading. However, even movers can make a mistake which can result in some serious damage. That is why you should get good moving insurance, especially when you are dealing with fragile items such as glass cabinets.  

All the tips and tricks 

As you can see, these would be all the important tips and tricks for packing glass cabinets. Make sure to follow this guide so you can avoid unnecessary damages that will cost too much money.

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