Tips for packing by the customer

Pictures, mirrors, glass and marble plates are carefully and sufficiently thickly wrapped in bubble wrap or paper packing blankets. Then the corners are protected with picture boxes of different sizes. These items should only be transported standing upright and securely fastened to the outside wall of the truck or container. For more valuable pictures, only picture crates that can be matched exactly to the picture size should be used in combination with paper packing covers.

Especially vulnerable and valuable items (antique furniture, furniture with a very sensitive surface such as a high-gloss finish, lamps, chandeliers, grandfather clocks, televisions, etc.) should – if the original packaging is no longer available – be carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and/or paper packing blankets and taped.

Upon request, we can offer you appropriate clothes boxes with hangers.

For these items there are special plastic film packaging, which protects against dirt and damage during transport or during storage.

Only use special book boxes that remain sufficiently stable and “portable” despite the relatively high weight. Caution: moving boxes are processed with water-soluble glue. After only half a year in the cellar, they lose half of their load-bearing capacity. Always pack books and records upright and with their backs to each other in the box. Wrap valuable books individually (or in small units of wrapping paper of appropriate size to prevent them from sliding into each other during transport). Fill empty spaces in the carton with light, soft objects (pillows, blankets etc.).

Protect against breakage at the edge or handle with an additional layer of silk paper.

If possible, use only smaller cartons (“book and file cartons”). This is the only way to move a full dish carton easily and prevent it from tearing due to overloading.

Always arrange heavy dishes upright at the bottom of the carton and at the same height if possible. Stuff gaps and use intermediate lids if necessary. Cups and glasses wrapped in bubble paper in the middle layer and, after a further intermediate lid, place the more valuable and easily breakable items in the top layer (e.g. champagne glasses). Towards the cardboard lid there must remain at least 2 cm free space, which is filled with an intermediate lid or silk paper.

Place bubble wrap crosswise between individual plates and then pack 4-5 plates each into a package. For wine, champagne or other bottles, special bottle inserts can be placed in the boxes, each protecting the individual pieces from each other.