These are professionals and are well-versed and know how to take good care when packing. But if you do not hire their services, then you are left with no one but yourself to do every bit of packing.
In such cases, it is best if you know how exactly you should pack your things, so they do not get ruined during shipping. When it comes to all the glassware and the dishes in your kitchen, exercise extra caution as these objects are the most prone to chipping.
Tips for Packing Dishes
Packing dishes might be time-consuming, but it is not all that difficult once you get the hang of it. Before you begin packing, here is a list of items you will require:
- Lots of packing paper or newsprint paper
- Packaging tape
- Styrofoam pellets
- Cardboard boxes, cell boxes or dish packs
- Permanent marker
You can ask your local supermarket if they have spare boxes. Also make sure they are durable and free of any bugs and pests.
Also, it is better to use newsprint paper than a newspaper. The ink from a newspaper can sometimes rub off and stain your items.
Repeat this for any new dish going in and again wrap it with a few sheets of paper. Always use more than one sheet to cover one plate, it ensures better protection.
Once you have a stack of 3 or 4 dishes, take the packaging tape and secure the wrapped dishes well. In a similar fashion, wrap and make stacks of all the dishes that you have. Plates of all sizes (dinner plates, saucers, etc.) can be packed this way.
To pack cups, place the cup in the center of the packing sheet and grasp all corners of the sheet, wrapping the cup in it. Crumple the paper as much as you can inside the cup for better protection.
Vases and empty glass bottles can also be packed the same way. If you have expensive wine glasses or crystal vases, you may want to invest in corrugated paper rolls for added protection.
You can also buy dish packs or cell boxes available at stores that sell packing supplies to keep all your glassware and china cups. All cookware, especially if its made of glass or is breakable, can be wrapped using several sheets of packing paper.
Do not economize on paper when you pack. Use loads of it. Silverware, including forks, spoons, and knives can be wrapped, several together, and placed inside a bigger cooking vessel for space management.
If made of glass, stuff the insides with crumpled paper before proceeding to wrap and pack it. Put all heavy, unbreakable items in the bottom of the box
If you plan ahead of time, packing dishes can be done without hassles. Using these tips for packaging will ensure a trouble-free packing experience. You can easily pack the smaller household items yourself, and hire the service of movers and packers for the heavier and bigger items you may have.