How to Pack Dishes for Moving?

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When the time for moving and packing arrives, the most serious question is how to pack dishes and glasses for moving safely.

This article will be helpful to find out the best way to pack dishes.

Everyone who has ever had a question about moving and transporting things understands how hard it can be: you need to calculate each and every move and the item’s security, all packing materials and time for moving, your budget in general.

It can take lots of nerves without professional packers and movers, who can provide full service and help to save your money, energy and time.

The toughest process from all of this is packing fragile things from the Kitchen according to their features to keep them from being damaged.  

To be sure in the result, the best option is to put your trust in a moving company.

If you had never hired packers and movers before, you can find some useful reviews in internet from real customers or ask friends for help.

But if you decided to deal with it by yourself, there are

5 main useful tips how to pack dishes and glasses for moving safely:

·        Collective packing materials

·        Cushioning of fragile items

·        Packing dishes

·        Packing glasses

·        General packing rules

We recommend to prepare everything that you need in advance and check before packing. Make sure you have some extra packing materials in reserve and extra time to make your moving more comfortable.

1.     Collective packing materials

To save all your kitchen stuff you need to focus on qualitative materials:

·        special packing boxes

(Not cheap, but you’ll have more chances to save everything)

·        special packing tape

(Instead of ordinary tape, buy a tight and thick packing one)

·        special packing paper

(You can wrap all dishes and glasses in ordinary papers, but, first of all, it’s not safe. Secondly, you will need to wash everything thoroughly after unpacking. So, the best choice is packing paper, created special for moving. Usually, you can find it in home stores).

·        packing glassware and bubble wrap

(All fragile items, especially handles, should be wrapped separately for better transportation – see here).

2.     Cushioning of fragile items

·        Layers

(Open the box and place wrapped paper on the bottom. The more your paper is wrapped the better. You can also use cardboard dividers to separate one packed item from another. Each box needs to have a minimum of a six inch layer of paper inside, so it’s better to choose big boxes)

·        Stability

(How to understand that there’s enough paper inside boxes? Just close the box and press it down. It should be hard enough to press. Usually, every shipping includes placing one box on top of another, so they should be very well packed).

3.     The best way to pack dishes

·        Packing materials for dishes

(There’re several options of packing dishes for moving in this case: wooden boxes, paper boxes, special wrapped paper and bubble wrap, soft towels, special tape and any kind of box fillings. Packing paper for dishes is the most well-known material for reasonable price)

·        Sorting

(Correct sorting before any moving helps to keep your dishes safe in the best condition. You need to divide all items according to their materials and uses. Plates, cooking utensils and cutlery should be packed separately from each other)

·        Order of packing

(One of the main rules of packing is to put the heaviest dishes on the bottom, the lightest ones should be placed on the top. If you have many heavy items make sure that your boxes are dense enough or make them denser with wooden slabs or cardboard)

·        How to pack dishes for moving without paper

(If you have no packing paper or have your own reasons not to use it, you can also use some alternate methods: bubble wrap, some dense clothes or any kind of filling materials. In this case packing dishes for moving can take more time and space in your boxes).

4.     How to wrap glasses for moving

·        Packing materials

(The main rules are very similar, but there’s one main difference for packing glasses for moving – the more wrapping the better. You can use packing paper, napkins, bubble wrap, cardboard and filling materials inside boxes)

·        Order of packing

(To pack glasses for moving in the right order is another important question. Each item should be wrapped separately)

·        Layers

(All wrapping glasses for moving should be consistent. The heaviest and the biggest glasses you need to put on the bottom, the most fragile things have to be on the top. Each layer should have some space between each other and should be filled with wrapped soft paper, napkins, bubble wrap or any filling material for boxes, for example sawdust or foam rubber. To check the density of package you need to shake the box. If something tinkles then add some extra packing material. It’s the best way to pack glasses for moving)

5.     General packing rules

·        Do not fill the box to the very top

(Leave at least 3 inches. You will need this space for the last layer of packing materials. You can also put on the top some plastic or wooden bar to protect your kitchenware from hits)

·        Mark all boxes

(You can name them by the places, for example, “Kitchen”, “Cupboard”. Or you can also write the names according to the type of kitchenware: “Glasses”, “Holiday plates” etc.)

·        Extra packing materials for boxes

(Make sure you packed your boxes not only inside, but also outside. You can use special wide and thick tape for that). ​​​​​​​

If you’re planning a long-distance move, you always have an option to order transportation services to make it easier and better organized. Even a local move in California can become a nightmare without professionals as Trek Movers. Some tips for packing and transporting rules for moving can help you to save all your favorite plates and cups. And if you decide to make your entire move fast, reliable and safe, let the professional team do all complex work, with guaranteed results for your job to be done.

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