Glass tables provide a luxurious and clean aesthetic to the room that they are in, but when you are moving to a new home, they can pose a significant challenge due to their large size and fragile construction. This means that you need to make sure that you properly prepare your glass tabletop with the right materials so that it does not become damaged while in transit.
What You'll Need
Before you get started packing, you should gather up all of the packing materials and tools that you'll be using to make the process as simple and quick as possible. You'll need a screwdriver, moving blankets, bubble wrap, painter's tape, and a box that is large enough to fit the glass tabletop wrapped in several layers of padding. All of these items can be found at most hardware, storage and moving supply stores if you don't already own them.
Packing a Glass Tabletop
First things first, you'll want to unscrew the tabletop from the rest of the table using the screwdriver. Make sure that you keep the screws together in a plastic bag so that you can reattach the tabletop after you've moved it.
Next, you'll want to wrap the glass tabletop with moving blankets. You'll want to have several layers around the glass to prevent any chipping or breaking: usually three layers of blankets is more than enough to keep your tabletop in good condition, but more can't hurt.
After the blankets, put at least two layers of bubble wrap around the newly wrapped tabletop, securing the bubble wrap with tape. This will provide even more cushioning.
Once your glass tabletop has been completely and securely wrapped, you'll then want to put it into a box. Be sure that there is no extra space between the tabletop and the box itself. Fill in any gaps with additional moving blankets and bubble wrap, whichever you have more of, to prevent the tabletop from shifting while in transit.
Then, you should seal up the box using painter's tape and clearly label it as fragile. If you're packing your moving truck yourself, ensure that you place the box in a location where it is unlikely to shift and fall over, and where other items aren't likely to fall on it. Usually, wedging it between two large and soft items, like mattresses or boxes of books, can help keep large fragile items in place and prevent breakages.