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How to Pack Dishes for Your Move


Ah, so you’re getting ready to move? Congratulations on your fresh start! When it comes to the moving process, there is a lot to prepare for prior to the big day.

One of those preparations is of course, packing. It can be a pain – especially if you have delicate items like dishes. Instead of just putting them in a box and hoping for the best, we’re here to provide you with some tips and tricks on how to pack your dishes so they make it to their new home safely.

Use Packing Paper

Packing paper

Grab some packing paper or newspaper and place one dish in the center. Wrap it and tape it up, as if you were wrapping it as a gift. Each plate should be individually wrapped so it avoids any breakage.

After you’ve wrapped them all up, place them carefully on to of each other in a small box and tape it shut. Be sure to write Fragile and draw an arrow on the box so you know which way to place it.

Use Bubble Wrap

Bubble wrap acts as a great buffer between dishes. Simply cut a square and place it in between each plate or bowl. This keeps the dishes from clanking together, causing scratches and cracks.

After you’ve done this, place them in a small box and fill any empty space with more bubble wrap or those fun styrofoam peanuts.

Use Towels

You probably have bath and kitchen towels that need to be packed, so why not kill two birds with one stone? Wrap plates, bowls, glasses, etc., in towels and stack them on top of each other. The towel will keep the dishes safe and you’ll also now have your towels packed! Boom!

Use Styrofoam Plates

If you’re getting ready to pack your plates and you don’t have bubble wrap or paper, grab a cheap pack of store-brand styrofoam plates and put one in between each plate. These are great because they are the shape you need for your plates and they also do a good job keeping the plates safe.

What About Cups/Mugs?

If you have a set of glasses, there are boxes specifically made for cups. These boxes have dividers inside that allow enough space for you to put each cup in the slots. However, if you don’t have access to those boxes, there are other ways you can pack them safely.

Aside from bubble wrap and paper, you can use socks! Yes, you read that right – socks! Simply shove your cups into a sock and pack them gently in a box. The sock will hug the cup so they don’t clank against each other, preventing cracks and breakage!

Quick Packing Tips

  • When packing dishes, wrap them individually and place them vertically in the box. The less surface area at the bottom, there’s less of a risk for any breakage.
  • Take pictures of box content and number them so you know what’s inside.
  • Pack spices and kitchen towels in your pots and pans.
  • Never pack fine china in printed newspaper.
  • Take pictures of electronics so you know how to hook them up at your new home.
  • After packing a box, gently shake it and listen for movement. If you hear things shifting, you need to pack it more tightly.
  • Use towels and blankets as packing materials to protect breakables. If items are small enough to fit in a box – like smaller TVs, lamps, and pictures – they must be packed.
  • Label boxes by writing on a piece of tape (not the box itself) so they can be reused.

Book Your Move with Daymakers Moving & Storage

It’s important to book your moving company prior to getting things in order. Once you book your company, you’ll have a better idea of a timeline, allowing you to start organizing the items you want/don’t want, etc.

Daymakers Moving & Storage are professional residential and long distance movers. We off moving services such as moving your business, moving you in-state, and across country. When you book with us, we’ll supply you with moving supplies and we come with our blankets so your things are safe and secure.

When it comes to putting your trust in a company to handle your belongings, you need to find the best movers in your area and narrow it down to one. You’ll find a plethora of moving companies, but it’s important to find the one that fulfills ALL of your needs & offers all of the services you’re looking for.

Not only will you receive a great moving experience with us, but you’ll get free quotes, advice and information from moving experts, and we also have two storage facilities in the Twin Cities area.

Start your moving process with a free moving quote today!

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