By Ghadafi Shiraz
The big day is upon you ! That means you are finally deciding to move to a new place. But what’s the one thing which many always suffer from? The packing! And sometimes it can be such a nuisance to actually get all those delicate items packed properly. Especially when it comes to your dishware. But don’t worry- use these packing methods and techniques to ensure your dishware makes it safely to point B and does not cause a major nuisance to how you get it done even! Perhaps no belongings are more at risk during a move than the dishes, plates, glasses, and cookware that inhabit your kitchen. Using the right method and the right moving supplies when packing dishes is crucial to ensure you don’t end up with casualties by the time your boxes arrive at your new location.Luckily for homeowners on the move, capably packing these items for transport doesn’t require special expertise. Below, we’ll show you how to pack dishes for a move so they all arrive in one piece.
Remember that while there are various techniques for wrapping different types of dishware and cookware, the protocol for packing these fragile items into moving boxes remains the same: you should always start by creating a cushion for your dishware by placing crumpled paper at the bottom of the box. After you’ve packed the items, put more crumpled paper on top for more cushioning. Always place dishes and cookware on their sides, and never stack.The best way to pack dishes for moving is to wrap them two at a time. Begin by putting a stack of packing paper on a flat surface. Place one dish on top of it, then fold one corner of a double layer of paper over the dish so that the item is completely covered. Place a second dish on top of it, then wrap the other three corners over both dishes. Secure the whole thing with packing tape, and then repeat with the next two dishes. Lay wrapped plates and bowls on edge in the box side by side. Never stack them, as this will place more stress on dishware at the bottom of the stack.
When it comes to packing mugs and glasses, it can be tricky to figure out how to pack glass for moving, and proper wrapping is key. Place each piece of glass drinkware on its side on packing paper, and then begin rolling it up, tucking the paper around the glass and into the opening as you go. If you’re wrapping stemware, it’s crucial to make sure that the paper wraps completely around the stem. You should pack glasses and stemware in a cell box (a box with dividers), placing each piece of glassware right side up. Fill any unoccupied cells with crumpled paper to prevent the glasses from shifting inside the box during transport.
Wrapping larger objects requires slightly different methods. For a glass or ceramic pitcher, begin by wrapping packing paper around the handle. Next, fill the pitcher opening with crumpled paper, and then wrap a double layer of paper around the pitcher and use tape to secure it. For nesting mixing bowls, place the largest bowl in the center of a stack of packing paper, and then fold the corner of one sheet over it so that it fills the bowl’s interior. Place the next biggest bowl inside the larger one, and repeat. Continue until all the bowls are wrapped. The paper between the bowls prevents them from scratching or jostling against each other while in transit. For platters, use several sheets of paper. Place the platter on top of the paper, then wrap the paper over the platter, starting at one corner and moving around the platter. Make sure to overlap each edge until the platter is completely covered.
To pack various sizes of pots, pans, and food storage containers, nest smaller items inside larger ones. For cookware, begin by wrapping the largest pot using two or three sheets of packing paper, making sure to push the corners of the paper inside the pot or pan. Place a smaller pot or pan inside the larger one and repeat the process. Continue with a third pot or pan, and then wrap a couple of additional sheets around the entire bundle and secure with packing tape. Wrap lids by placing the first one on the stack of packing paper and folding the paper over it. Place the next lid on top of the first one and fold paper over it. Repeat the process with a third lid, and then wrap the bundle in a couple of sheets of paper and secure with tape.