How to Pack Dishes for Moving

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At Our Family Moving & Storage, we understand the value of every item you entrust to us during your move, especially delicate items and cherished dishes. Packing these items properly is essential to ensure they arrive safely at your new home. With years of experience in the moving industry, we’ve perfected the art of packing dishes to withstand the journey ahead. In this guide, we’ll share how to pack dishes for moving, giving you peace of mind throughout the moving process. Whether it’s heirloom china or everyday dinnerware, our South Florida moving company is here to ensure your dishes reach their destination unscathed. Whether you’re moving across town or the country, follow these tips to safeguard your dishware and make your moving experience smoother and stress-free.

The Essentials: Packing Materials for Dishes

Proper packing materials are crucial for ensuring your dishes survive the journey to your new home unscathed. Here are the essential materials you’ll need:

1. Dish Boxes: Invest in sturdy packing boxes for dishes specifically designed for packing fragile items. These boxes typically have reinforced walls and dividers to provide extra protection.

2. Packing Paper: Use packing paper to wrap each dish individually. Avoid using newspaper, as the ink can transfer onto your dishes.

3. Bubble Wrap: For added cushioning, wrap your dishes in bubble wrap after packing them with packing paper. Bubble wrap provides an extra layer of protection against shocks and impacts.

4. Packing Tape: Securely seal your boxes with high-quality packing tape to prevent them from opening during transit.

5. Packing Peanuts or Cushioning Material: Fill any empty spaces in the boxes with packing peanuts or cushioning material to prevent your dishes from shifting during transportation.

6. Dish Dividers or Cell Kits: Consider using dish dividers or cell kits inside the boxes to keep your dishes separated and minimize the risk of breakage.

7. Marker: Label each box clearly with its contents and indicate that it contains fragile items. This will help movers handle the boxes with care and ensure they’re placed in the appropriate location in your new home.

By gathering these essential packing materials, you’ll be well-equipped to protect your dishes and ensure they arrive safely at your new destination with our South Florida movers.

The Best Way to Pack Dishes

Packing dishes for a move requires careful attention to detail to ensure they arrive at your new home intact. 

  1. Start by gathering all the necessary dish packing supplies, including dish boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, packing tape, packing peanuts or cushioning material, dish dividers or cell kits, and a marker for labeling. 
  2. Prepare the box by lining the bottom with crumpled packing paper or a layer of packing peanuts to create a cushioned base. 
  3. When wrapping each dish, use packing paper, fold it around the dish, and tuck the excess paper inside. 
  4. For added protection, wrap fragile items again with bubble wrap. If using dish dividers or cell kits, place them inside the box before packing your dishes to keep them separated and prevent bumping during transit. 
  5. When packing plates, place them vertically in the box rather than stacking them flat to distribute weight evenly and reduce the risk of breakage.
  6. Fill any empty spaces in the box with packing peanuts or cushioning material to prevent shifting during transportation, ensuring the box is snugly filled but not overstuffed. 
  7. Seal the box securely with packing tape and label it clearly with its contents, indicating that it contains fragile items. 
  8. When loading the boxes into the moving truck, place them on top of heavier items and avoid stacking heavy boxes on top of fragile ones to minimize the risk of crushing or damage during transit. 

By following our guide on how to pack dishes for moving, you’ll ensure your items are secure and ready for the journey to your new home with Our Family Moving & Storage.

Moving With Our Family Moving & Storage

Moving with Our Family Moving & Storage ensures an easy transition to your new home, supported by professionalism, reliability, and personalized service. Our trained professionals are equipped to handle moves of any scale, locally or across the country, ensuring your belongings are treated with care and efficiency. We understand that each move is unique, which is why we offer customized solutions tailored to your specific needs and preferences. From packing and loading to transportation and unpacking, we work closely with you to create a personalized moving plan that meets your requirements.

Customer satisfaction is our top priority. From your initial inquiry to the final unpacking, expect friendly service and attention to detail at every stage of the process. We prioritize the safety and security of your belongings, using high-quality packing materials and secure loading techniques to protect them during transit. Our moving crew wants to make moving to South Florida as simple and stress-free as possible. 

Relocating to South Florida has never been easier. When you are ready to make your move, reach out and contact us. For more information on what we do here at Our Family Moving & Storage feel free to read our blog page. We can’t wait to help you relocate.

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