Packing up your liquor cabinet is a delicate task that requires precision and careful attention to detail (not to mention willpower, we know that 18-year scotch is tempting). Your bottles of wine and liquor can be extremely expensive, so it’s important that you take the time to pack your cabinet properly to avoid damaging any precious items in your collection.
Edmonton house movers make sure your valuables are properly packed and stored in controlled temperatures to maintain their proper condition. Here is a list of things that need to be done in order to successfully pack up and move your liquor cabinet.
Take an inventory of your bottles
Before moving any item, it’s always good to take an inventory of everything you have, especially if you won’t be moving it all, or will be hiring others to help you move. Liquor bottles are heavy and can be difficult to transport; take note of all the bottles you want to keep and consider giving the others away to family and friends before you move.
Have the right supplies
When it comes to wine, most house movers will have specialty boxes that make the transport of your bottles far easier. Bottle sizes vary, so make sure that you get the correct boxes corresponding to the bottles you have. Also, be sure to have an abundance of packing tape and wrapping paper, you can’t be too careful when wrapping glass bottles.
Another handy tool to keep on hand is a permanent market. Mark down the contents of each box while you pack them up to make unpacking and organizing easier.
Each bottle should be individually wrapped
Even if you’re planning to store these bottles in boxes once they make it onto the truck, it’s a good idea to wrap each bottle individually as an extra precaution. If you’re planning to move bottles that have been previously opened, be sure to properly seal them before wrapping and moving them onto the truck. Ensure you comply with all provincial and federal regulations when transporting alcohol, as different areas can have specific rules on the transport of open liquor.
Secure the base of each box
Even if you’ve purchased specialized boxes for your bottles, the base of the box can be flimsy and unstable. Make sure you secure the box and that it’s taped at all openings. As an added precaution, add packing paper until you can no longer hear any bottles clanging together when you load them onto the truck. The less room there is for the bottles to sway and clang together, the less chance of breakage during transport.
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