Moving Tips: How To Pack Wine for Moving

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Moving Tip: If you’re moving locally in San Jose you don’t need a special wine box to pack wine when moving a short distance, just use a book box. The special boxes are expensive.

Moving tip: We do recommend special boxes if you are moving cross country. Those boxes have Styrofoam inserts to help protect against temperature changes when traveling cross country.Steps for Packing Wine for Moving :

  • Place crumbled paper on the bottom of a book box
  • Wrap each bottle in paper and lay them down in the box. The paper will help to keep them cool and create padding so the bottles do not break.
  • Leave a couple inches at the top of the box for more paper and seal your box.
  • Label the box on the top and sides “wine” so you can locate them easily at the new house.

Bonus moving tip: If you do not plan on unpacking the wine right away simply place the box(es) in a cool spot and they will be fine until you get around to unpacking.

Read more moving tipsHow to make a moving box, and Packing and Moving Food.

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  1. Great suggestions. Thanks. It’s always helpful to see safe and economical ways to pack. In most cases I would have All Reasons deal with my client’s moves. However if just a few things need to be transported, i.e. a case of wine to gift me with (hint to my children) it’s nice to know the best way to approach the project.

  2. Very useful information, and it helps to see how you do it. Good video!

    • Thanks Judy for watching. We will be posting more very soon. We want to do an entire series that will help customers to be packed and ready to go.

  3. Charlotte Monte says

    Wow—plates stacked up on their sides and bottles laid flat. Two misconceptions corrected! Thanks, Kim!

  4. KimTucker says

    Charlotte the bottles are safe packed standing or laying but with all the different shapes the tall ones don’t always fit standing so laying them down gives you more room and is quicker. Either way the trick is lots of paper for padding. Thanks for reading.

  5. Dear Kim, this is a great video, thanks for sharing!!!

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