Packing delicate tableware is essential when relocating to a new home. Because of this, it is important to pack the kitchen’s dishes and utensils, especially plates, correctly while moving. Take advantage of this step-by-step guide to packing your dishes and flatware for a safe move to a new house.
What You’ll Need
You will need many medium-sized boxes. You may either buy new boxes or utilize existing ones. Remember that if you use old boxes, they must be strong, not unduly worn, and able to support the weight of your belongings.
You will need many boxes of medium size. You have the option of purchasing new boxes or using existing ones. Remember that if you pack using used boxes, they must be strong, not unduly worn, and able to support the weight of your belongings.
You will also need newspaper or wrapping paper, packing tape, and a marker to name the box. Keep in mind that if you use newspapers to wrap your utensils, you will need to thoroughly wash the dishes after unpacking to eliminate any ink residue.
For both new and old boxes, you need to use sellotape to strengthen the bottom. You may inspect the bottom by pressing it with your palm to see whether any of the tapes is sticking.
Roll numerous sheets of packaging paper or newspaper into wads of paper and line the bottom and top of the box with this material.
Select a medium-sized box that you have reinforced, then place the balled-up pieces of paper inside, ensuring they cover the bottom. You are also at liberty to use bubble wrap, but it’s costly and difficult to reuse.
Wrap Every Dish
Put a pile of newspaper or packaging paper on your table. You should be able to fit the items you need to carry on the sheets.
Arrange the first item in the middle of the top sheet, then fully enclose it by folding one sheet edge over the plate.
Place the next plate above the previous one. Cover the second dish with the plain newspaper sheet’s remaining edges. Tape the newspaper to keep it in place.
Box the Dishes
Place the dishes on their sides inside the box. Never pack plates flat since this might result in breakage. If a force is applied to the box, plates on their edges can withstand far higher pressure than if they were set flatly on the bottom of the box.
Continue Wrapping and Stacking.
Continue wrapping and stacking the dishes in the carton until it is full. If there is extra space in the box, place towels over the dishes or use more paper wads to cover the gaps before closing the box. Tape the box shut using sturdy packing tape.
Mark the box as delicate and name the products and their location, such as “kitchen” or “dining room,” on the exterior.
Load the Boxes Correctly
Whether it’s a rented moving truck or portable storage container, you’ll have to know how and where to place these boxes to prevent them from being damaged. The boxes carrying dishes should be placed on the floor. You could also lock them inside cabinets or place them under other large furniture to prevent them from shifting when traveling.