How To | October 28, 2019
Summer is the busiest season for moving companies and self storage facilities! Preparation for moving starts in the spring, so people can be ready for their move during the summer months. After you’ve established a move date, it’s time to start the packing process. Start gathering packing supplies such as boxes, packaging materials, packing tape and markers to label boxes. As you prepare to move, make sure to protect your items while on the moving truck or in storage. Making sure you properly pack your breakables for moving or storage is very important. Broken or shattered glasses or dishes are not something that you want to deal with on your moving day!
Looking for some quick tips for packing dishes? Watch this short video!
The first and most important part to your packing process it to have sturdy, cardboard boxes for your kitchen items. The boxes must be strong enough to hold multiple items; however it is recommended not to use large boxes to hold glassware or dishes. Large boxes could get very heavy and easily break when stacked with other boxes. The best idea is to get smaller boxes or boxes specifically designed with dividers for glassware. Once you have gathered all of these supplies, then you can follow the steps below to learn how to pack your everyday dishes and special occasion plates and bowls.
When packing dishes for moving or storage, start off by lining a box with packing material such as bubble wrap or newsprint. Make sure that the entire bottom and sides of the box are covered.
Use newspaper, newsprint or bubble wrap to pack your plates and bowls. Use bubble wrap to wrap more delicate dishes. Once you get to your new home, wash the plates and bowls before putting them in their prospective cabinets or before your first use.
Do not over-pack the dish boxes. Dishes can get very heavy and can easily cause boxes to break. Remember to stack the heavier boxes at the bottom of the stack and the lighter boxes on top.
Leave at least one inch of space from the last layer to the top of the box for added packing material.
Store boxes with more delicate dishes on top of heavier boxes to prevent breakage. Also, make sure to stack like-size boxes together.
Label each box with the contents and create an overall inventory list, so you know where to look for the items if you need them.
If you follow these simple packing dishes for moving tips, you can protect your glasses, plates and dishes while moving and storing! Are you looking for a storage facility near you? ezStorage has storage facilities all throughout the Washington, DC, Arlington, VA and Baltimore, MD areas. To help with all of your moving needs, ezStorage has a variety of moving boxes and supplies, such as sturdy boxes, newsprint and bubble wrap as well as packaging tape. Reserve your storage unit today!
Have fun wrapping and packing!