How To Pack Pyrex For Shipping
Pyrex glassware was first introduced to the public all the way back in 1915. Since then, the value of some of these pieces has grown substantially. If you resale Pyrex, it's important that you know how to pack it for shipping to protect it from breaking as it makes its way to its final destination. Here, you'll learn a few tips to help you pack Pyrex safely.
- Bubble Wrap
- Shipping Paper – Blank Newspaper
- Plastic Bags
- Box Cutter
- Extra Cardboard
Basic Bowl and Single Pieces
When shipping just one item in a box, you have much less to worry about. As long as the box is a few inches larger than the piece on all sides, and you pad it adequately, the piece should arrive safely.
- Find a box a few inches larger than the piece on all sides.
- Wrap the piece in two layers of bubble wrap.
- Place the bubble wrapped piece in a plastic bag and tight it tight. This holds the bubble wrap in place as the piece shifts around.
- Crumble some of the paper and put it in the bottom of the box, set the piece on top of it.
- Crumble more paper and shove it in around the sides and the top.
- Close the box flaps and hold them closed. Shake the box a bit – do you feel the piece moving inside? If so, add more paper until the piece stays firmly in place when the box is shaken.
Nesting Bowls and Multiple Pieces
Shipping nesting bowls and multiple pieces in a single box can be a little more challenging to prepare for shipping. The pieces cannot shift around even slightly or there is a good chance something will chip, crack or break entirely.
- Start with the largest piece and cut a piece of cardboard to fit into it. You may need to cut slits in the cardboard so it will form to the fit of the bowl.
- Set the next size piece inside of the largest bowl on top of the cardboard. Press it firmly in place.
- Cut another piece of cardboard to fit into the bowl – continue with this process until you have all of the pieces stacked together.
- Once stacked, carefully slide the stack into a plastic bag and tape it tightly. This will hold the pieces all together as one.
- Now, wrap the bag filled with the pieces with two layers of bubble wrap.
- Find a box that is a few inches larger than the wrapped pieces and crumble paper for the bottom.
- Crumble more paper for the sides and top.
- Close the box and tape it up.
If you aren't feeling confident about your ability to package your Pyrex for safe shipping, talk with your local packing service. They will be happy to assist you in packing the Pyrex up for you.