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Tips For Packing Dishes

Published by Chris Townsend

Tips For Packing Dishes | Three Movers

Dishes and glasses can some of the most challenging items to pack when you move. Not only are they small and fragile, but it’s not always easy to determine the best way to pack them safely in a moving box without the risk of damage. Luckily, there are some simple tips you can implement to make sure that all your plates, bowls, dishes, and glasses arrive at your new home in one piece. Follow the tips below to ensure that everything in your kitchen cabinets make the trip in one piece.

Use Padding When Packing

There are many ways to provide some extra protection when packing your dishes, but some of them are better than others. You may be tempted to use newspaper or other things that provide only a thin layer of support between and around your dishes, but more padding is always better. Bubble wrap can be a good solution when used between plates and bowls, as can towels and rags. If you have Styrofoam plates on hand, a quick and simple option is to pack plates with the Styrofoam in between so that they won’t break or crack when being transported in a moving truck.

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Pack Like Items Together

It’s best to pack dishes and plates together in the same box and glasses in a separate box. Not only is it easier to pack similar items together, but it also reduces the chances of different shaped objects shifting against each other during the moving process. If you plan on wrapping dishes and throwing them in a box with your other belongings, you’re running the risk of damaging them during your move.

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Don’t Use Large Boxes

Dishes should never be packed in large boxes since they can add up to a lot of weight. Not only does this create risk in terms of the extra weight on the dishes at the bottom of the box, but there’s also the chance that the bottom could fall out of the box and ruin them all. Try to stick to small to medium size boxes and don’t be shy about using a couple additional boxes if you feel like one of them might be getting too heavy. It’s also a good idea to double tape the edges of the box to strengthen the weak points

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Label Appropriately

Be sure to label any boxes that contain dishes, glasses, or anything else delicate that could break as “fragile” on the box. If you’re hiring movers to help you, it’s also a good idea to communicate the information to them just to make sure that no accidents happen during loading, packing, and unloading. It’s equally important to label the boxes “this end up” after packing and taping up the boxes so that the dishes aren’t suddenly flipped in the opposite direction that you packed them.

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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