- The thought of packing breakables alone can leave you stressed at best. After all, dishes aren't cheap and knowing there is a chance that they could break during the move can have you a little overwhelmed. However, you don't need to fear because moving your dishes doesn't have to be stressful. As long as you know how to properly do it. And in this article we will show you the proper method of safely packing your dishes, so that they can get from point A to point B in one piece.
- First things first, you want to gather up the proper packaging material in order for you to best ensure your dishes safety. The different types of materials that you'll want to use to pack your dishes are reinforced cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, and packing paper/newspaper. The reason that you will want reinforced cardboard boxes is because dishes are heavy. And a reinforced cardboard box will provide you with the stability that you need to make sure that it doesn't fall apart. Also, a reinforced cardboard box is thicker, thus allowing you to have more protection for your dishes as well. As far as bubble wrap and packing paper/newspaper, expect to use a lot. You'll want to wrap each dish individually with bubble wrap, as well as pack the empty spaces of your box with the newspaper in order to keep the dishes from sliding around.
- So, now that you have all of your packing materials together. Now is the time to actually go through the process of safely packing. Below is a step-by-step process together can follow to help ensure that your dishes will arrive safely to their destination without a scratch.
1.Reinforce the bottom of your cardboard boxes with packing tape, as well as reinforcing the sides.
2.Pad the inside of your boxes with packing paper or newspaper.
3.Gather together a stack of soft packing paper in a location that you designated as your packing station.
4.Wrap each dish individually with one or more packing paper sheets and tape it down.
5.Wrap each stack of dishes with bubble wrap.
6.Place the wrapped dishes into your reinforced cardboard boxes one by one. Just make sure that you don't allow the box to exceed 40 pounds.
7.Make sure that you place a piece of packing paper, newspaper, or bubble wrap in between each dish for added insulation.
8.Once all of the dishes are in the box, fill any remaining empty spaces with newspaper so the dishes won't move around.
9.Once all of the dishes are in the box, and the empty spaces are filled. Place one more piece of protective bubble wrap on top and tape the lid down.
10.Finally, carefully mark the outside of the box stating exactly what it is, and write in big bold letters dishes, fragile, this side up, and handle with care.
- Packing and moving are already stressful enough. So, make it as easy as you can on yourself by following these simple steps to ensure that your dishes, and other valuables, will arrive to your new home in one piece.