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The best way to pack coffee mugs

June 8, 2018

Coffee mugs are some of our most beloved items. I don’t know about you, but I love my coffee mug. It’s one of the first things I see after waking up. It’s always there, waiting to say hello to me and to offer that sweet beverage which helps you start each day.

Even if you don’t love your coffee mug, it probably still is one of the items you use the most. That’s why many people get attached to them. And sometimes they get sad when these simple items get damaged or break and have to be replaced.

Sure, coffee mugs look sturdy, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t break during a move. In fact, a lot of them do. Because people think that they are sturdy, the don’t spend too much time trying to pack them properly, so they end up getting damaged during transportation.

At Empire Movers, we have extensive experience moving such items. That’s why we’ve put together this list of tips that we guarantee will help you out next time you’re looking to pack your favorite coffee mugs. Here they are:

How to best pack coffee mugs

  1. Prepare the moving box

Like I said earlier, coffee mugs may look sturdy, but they’re not. That’s why it’s so important you make sure that you add some bubble wrap or crumpled newspaper at the bottom of the box. This will provide your coffee mugs with a cushion so they won’t break.

  1. Protect each mug

It’s just like when you move wine glasses. Take care to wrap each coffee mug individually. First fill the inside of the mug with crumpled paper, and afterwards wrap the entire mug. Use two or three layers of packing paper when wrapping the mug.

  1. Fill the box with newspaper

This step is very important. Make sure that you fill all the empty space inside the box with newspaper. This way, your coffee mugs won’t move around while they are transported to the new location. As a result, the chances of them breaking also drop.

  1. Add a Fragile tag to the moving box

Last but not least, add a “Fragile” tag to the moving box. It doesn’t matter if you write it or if you use sticky notes, just make sure that it is visible.

Final word

If you really want to take care of your favorite coffee mug, you can always hire professional movers. They know exactly what they have to do and how to best do it. With them, you will save time and even money, as you won’t have to go shopping for new coffee mugs. If you’re looking to move, don’t hesitate to call Empire Movers today!