Moving by itself can be a major chore, but when you’ve got large, fragile glass pieces to move, it becomes stressful. Moving large glass items can be a pain, but fortunately, there are many moving companies in the Fort Worth Metroplex that understand how to move glass without breaking or otherwise damaging it.
If you’ve got large glass pieces or anything that’s really fragile, make certain you talk to the moving company about it before you hire them. Some may not want to try to relocate large glass items or may not have the materials necessary to do so. Others may have wavers you have to sign or offer additional protection that you may wish to purchase. No matter what, you should photograph all of the items for insurance purposes.
Wrapping the Glass Items
Your moving company will arrive on the day of the move with packing materials, including materials for your glass items. Of course, you can always pack these items yourself before the move. If you do, however, you’ll be completely responsible for the condition of the piece. Either way, the glass should be wrapped in a thick cloth before being placed in a box. If it’s something like a glass vase or other item with an inside area, that area should be filled with soft stuffing of some sort (crushed paper, soft towels, etc.). If it’s something like a glass mirror, the wrapping should be securely attached to it in such a way that it won’t fall but isn’t tight enough to cause damage.
Smaller items should be placed into boxes and cushioned against the sides, top, and bottom with more protective packing material. Packing peanuts and air bubbles are good choices. Crating may be the only option for larger pieces, especially if they’re too heavy for cardboard boxes.
Moving the Items
Fragile items should be carefully carried out to the mover’s truck and loaded. The item or box should be secured to the wall with straps, and nothing should be placed on top of the box. It shouldn’t be stacked on top of anything—even strapped down, you don’t want to take the risk that the box will shift during the drive and fall, especially if your move is a relocation out of state or several hundred miles away, such as moving from Houston to the Ft. Worth Metroplex. Nothing should be placed around the box or item that will fall. If you have a number of fragile items, you may talk to the moving company about making one trip with just those items.
Some people may want to take personal responsibility for smaller glass items, especially those that are sentimental. If you want to take your glass items in your own vehicle, make certain the boxes are secured and won’t fall during the drive.
Once you arrive at your new home in Southlake County, Allen County, or one of the other areas near Fort Worth and the fragile items have been moved inside, take a moment to inspect them from all angles. Make certain nothing is broken, chipped, or scratched. If you see any damage, compare the item to the photos you took earlier and talk with the moving company about how the situation will be handled.