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One of the biggest concerns people who are moving have is how to do so without breaking delicate items such as plates, dishes and glassware. It doesn’t matter if you bought your dishes on clearance or received them as a wedding gift, the last thing you want is to find them broken when you reach your new home. Here’s what you need to know about packing dishes safely, to end moving day successfully and with your dishes, plates and glassware intact.

Packing Materials You Need to Pack Dishes

When packing dishes, plates and glassware this old saying applies – you must have the right equipment for the right job. Make sure that in order to reach your destination with your kitchenware intact that you have the following materials first.

  • Packing paper
  • Dish boxes
  • Medium sized boxes
  • Packing tape
  • Labels and markers
  • Newspaper
  • Bubble wrap

How to Pack Dishes

Take each dish and place it in the center of a piece of packing paper. Next, pull the corners of the paper over the plate to securely wrap it. Repeat this process with each dish and remember to pack them vertically. Also, make sure that similar sized dishes are packed together. After that, place the bundle you have made into a small box that is insulated with newspaper, bubble wrap or old towels. Make sure that there is little to no room left in the box so that your dishes do not rattle around. Finally, seal the box and mark “Fragile, This side up!”

How to Pack Glassware

Glasses and stemware will likely be your most delicate dishes. Therefore, it’s crucial that you know how to pack these items before you start. First, stuff them with packing paper. Next, place each glass and stemware item in an upright position in a well cushioned box. Also, pack glassware of similar size and configuration together as you did with your dishes. Finally, label this box “Fragile, This side up!”

Finally, by taking a little extra time to pack your kitchenware before a move, you will be saving a lot of money and sparing yourself quite a bit of woe. You may be able to toss items like clothing into a box haphazardly but you will not be able to do this with delicate items such as plates, dishes and glassware. As for actually transporting these items to your new location, our company offers full service moving in Los Angeles. We are the best at moving and storage Los Angeles and handle all your items with kid gloves.