- The simplest wrapping material is a bubble bag. Put the glass in the bubble bag, fold over the top and place in the box. Bubble bags are free of mess and easy to use. If you want some please email me as I have a ton of them and will be glad to share.
- If you have super fragile items, then wrap first in paper and then in a bubble bag. I moved my carved wooden bird collection. These birds have thin beaks and tails and I was afraid they might be fragile. I wrapped each bird in paper and then gently in a bubble bag. Perfect.
- If you are moving dinnerware, try the same method as professional movers. Get big sheets of white paper from the moving company. Put a plate on the top sheet, wrap one corner of the sheet over the top of the, add a second plate, cover with a corner from the next sheet down, add a third plate and third sheet, so on. Then wrap the stack of 2-5 plates in the rest of sheets. Stand the plates on their sides. I've used this method with vintage dinnerware and it worked great.
- If you are storing your vintage glass collection, then use the bubble bags. You can put more than one plate in a bubble bag. Just put paper plates between each plate before sliding into the bubble bag. Wrap cups in tissue paper then you can stack two or more in bubble bag.
- Another trick I use is to put a small piece of paper inside each bubble bag. The label has the item name, date bought and price paid. You will find this is a good idea even if you never sell a piece of glass. It's a fun trip down memory lane to recall when you got favorite piece of vintage glassware.
What do you do when you can't leave your favorite items out? Maybe you need to move, or maybe it's March and you really must pack up your favorite Christmas knicknacks. If you're like most of us you simply don't have enough room to leave everything out. I like to put my glass and treasures in sturdy cardboard boxes that have separate lids. You can buy paper by the case in these boxes, or if you know someone who works at an office maybe they can save you some. Of course you can buy storage boxes; look for the ones called file storage. Wrap your glass well and pack it tight but don't cram too much. Be sure to leave enough space under the lid for it to sag a bit. Here are wrapping tips: