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May 25, 11:47
Question by jmkwolfe (Martha)

For moving, pack china standing up, or flat?

Should I pack china plates standing up or laying flat?

May 28, 14:24
Answer by ()

Generally speaking, plates are stronger on their edges, than placed flat when moving. So pack them side by side on their ends, after wrapping each item in wrapping paper (not newspaper, you’ll smudge your items).


Beware, china is much more expensive than regular dishware, so I would really make sure to use extra wrapping paper when packing these plates, and to be extra cautious that the box you’re using has extra padding in the bottom (crumpled up newsprint will suffice), and that every empty space is filled. And make sure the box is labeled fragile so your movers know to be extra careful with it. For more on packing china and glassware, check out this video:

Good luck with your move,


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