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Mar 17, 00:28
Question by Dawnmiller213 (Dawn)

Packing china

What is the best way to pack china when moving?

Mar 17, 11:42
Answer by henry (Henry Peterson)


Here are few quick rules for packing china:

  1. Use dish boxes for your china. They are specifically designed for that kind of load.

  2. Before packing your dishes, make sure your boxes are prepared. Cushion the bottom, sides and corners of each carton with wadded packing paper, old linens or towels.

  3. You will need plenty of packing paper for your dishes, glasses and other breakables. Some really delicate or expensive pieces should be wrapped with bubble wrap instead.

  4. Plates: wrap each plate individually. Stack the wrapped plates in a bundle and re-wrap the bundle with more paper. When packing, never stack dishes flat. Pack dishes, saucers and platters on their edge.
Since one picture is worth a thousand words (and a movie is probably even more than that) I would strongly recommend you to check out this DVD from (see our discussion of that website here). This 20-minute film will help you understand how the professional packers handle china.

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Good luck with your move,

Henry Peterson @

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