In this article we will help you learn how to pack dishes for moving or for storing them properly in a warehouse.
The first thing you need to do is set up a working station so that you can have a comfortable working area, better place it as close as it can be to your dishes. You can use your dining table for that. It would offer you a large and stable working area to handle your packing process.
In order To pack your dishes you will need the following packing materials:
- Dish box at the size of 15 or 18 cf.
- Packing paper.
- Bubble wrap.
- Moving tape.
It is important to use a proper dish box that is designed to store dishes, can handle the weight of the dishes and protect them.
Here is a packing tip – place the dish box or a chair, or any other high surface so that you won’t have to bend over any time you need to place an item inside the box.
When you set up your dish box use a large amount of moving tape to secure the box; the weight of the dishes is heavy and you want to make sure the box will not open from its bottom while lifting it.
Packing dishes – how to pack plates
The first step is to place 2 layers of bubble wrap on the bottom of the box. When you buy your bubble wrap get the one with the big bubbles, this is the kind of protection your dishes need, since the bubble wrap with the small bubble will not give them the right protection and won’t do much help.
Some say the best way to protect your dishes is to place them vertically inside the dish pack, so if the moving truck will bounce during the travel the dishes won’t break. From our 12 years of experience in moving and packing, we can tell it doesn’t matter which way you place you dishes inside the box, as long as they properly protected, nothing will happen.
Protect your dishes with white packing paper
Place the packing paper on your work area and start placing plates on it, take only one plate at each time and just wrap it with two or three sheets of packing paper. The idea is to separate the plates from each other with the white paper (That’s why you want to wrap each plate with two or three sheets).
After your plate is wrapped with packing paper, place it inside the dish box at the center of the box.
Keep wrapping plates and stack them till the top of the box.
To pack glasses we use the same technique that we use to pack our plate, take one glass and place it on your white paper than wrap it with 2 pieces of packing paper. The way you need to wrap is just to roll it with the paper. Take an edge of the packing paper and fold it to the inside of the glass from one side, and from the other side just fold it next to the glass.
Packing glasses inside a box
Take the packed glass and place it in the side of the stack of plates until you’ve reached the top of the box.
Pack a dish box
To complete our dish box pack, now we want to be sure that there is space between the upper sides of the box to the dished. The reason for that is because when the moving truck is traveling it bounces and you don’t want your dishes to bounce with it.
Take more layers of bubble wrap (again, only use the kind with the big bubbles)
And place them on top of your dishes till you pass the height of the box.
Now you can close you dish box.
If you follow the steps in this packing guide nothing will happen to your dishes and everything will arrive exactly as you pack it.
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