Moving - Packing Glasses quickly and easily

Hi. Seems we are on the move again and am wondering if anyone has found some good and cheap foam inserts for packing (and storing) glassware.

We have about 100 collectible shot glasses from our travels and packing them individually is a P.I.T.A. Packing them in wine cartons (with cardboard dividers) kinda works but still requires they have some sort of padding.

Thinking of something that is like camera case foam but pre-cut? Wondering if such a product exists before going down the custom or cubed foam path.

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  • +1 vote

    What does one do with 100 shot glasses?

    • +1 vote

      One does 100 shots, or invites 99 friends over for a shot, or 49 friends for a couple or…..you get the picture…..

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        You sopped at 3 shots each because you knew someone would have to miss out. Coward.

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          You sopped because you have clearly had enough already !

    • +3 votes

      Drink bucketloads of tequila? But in the real world they're collectables - whenever we travel to somewhere new we buy a souvenir……..

    • +2 votes

      Becomes a Centurion

  • +1 vote

    Currently on sale according to the website. Though I have no idea if they are good prices or not.

    https://www.vfmgroup.com.au/foam/

    Packing foam is also very cheap from Bunnings. Not in stock but there could be similar items. Check your local.

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/whites-300-x-200-x-40mm-protecti...

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    Old news paper, scrunch it up inside around and wrap the glass and into the box?

    Old school I know, but has always worked well.

    • +3 votes

      I'm a removalist and that's exactly what we do for all glasses, instead of newspapaer we use butcher's paper, I've have never seen anything break…

      you do the whole bottom of the box, them put more paper to create a floor and go another line of glasses, can't go wrong.

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        Spot on. My father was also a removalist and we moved many times - learnt it from him.

        Never had a broken or damaged glass.

  • +2 votes

    I’d stack them in 10 or so high, and tape them together using masking or duct tape from top to bottom wrapped around.

    That will stop them rattling, then just stack the 10 on top of each other.

    Or go to post office/officeworks and buy a length of tube used for sending a poster. Stack them in that from top to bottom, if there’s space, fill it with newspaper and compress etc. Unlikely to break if there is minimal movement between the glasses.

    https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/pps-mailin...

    https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/pps-mailin...

    Unsure on diameter of shot glass but I’m guessing it’s around 40mm-60mm depending on different shapes.

  • +1 vote

    Would they fit in egg cartons? You know, the cardboard ones you get a dozen eggs in?

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    hand carry it, not everything needs to go to the truck

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      100 seperate trips would be uneconomical.

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    See if you can visit Ikea and try to find packing/box for this item - https://www.ikea.com/au/en/p/galej-tealight-holder-60177576/

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    Bubble wrap from Bunnings. In the packing/moving section.