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How To Pack Dishes And Crystal

Packing China and Crystal for Shipping or Moving

When shipping furniture and items in your dining room, packing china and crystal can be a delicate task, as these items are fragile and can easily break or become damaged during moving. However, with proper packing techniques and materials, you can safely ship or move your china and crystal to your new home. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to pack china and crystal for a move:

How To Pack China and Crystal?

  1. Gather your supplies: You will need bubble wrap, dish pack boxes (also known as "dish barrels"), packing paper, and packing tape.
  2. Wrap each piece individually: Begin by wrapping each piece of china or crystal in bubble wrap. Be sure to wrap the item tightly and securely, using enough bubble wrap to cushion and protect the item from impact.
  3. Place wrapped items in a dish pack box: Once you have wrapped each piece of china or crystal, place it in a dish pack box. Pack empty spaces in the box with styrofoam peanuts or packing paper to protect the items and prevent them from shifting during transport.
  4. Clearly Label the box: Write "Fragile" and "China" or "Crystal" so the movers will know to handle the box with care.
  5. Repeat the process: Repeat these steps until your china and crystal have been packed and placed in dish pack boxes.
  6. Stack the boxes carefully: When stacking the boxes in the moving truck, place the heavier boxes on the bottom and the lighter parcels on top. This will help prevent the boxes from shifting during transport and protect your china and crystal from damage.

Following these steps, you can safely pack and move your china and crystal to your new home. It's also a good idea to consider purchasing insurance for your valuable items to provide additional protection during moving.

Should I Hire A Professional To Pack My China and Crystal?

There are several reasons why it may be recommended to have a professional pack your china and crystal for insurance purposes:

  • Expertise: Professional packers have the training and experience to pack and handle delicate items like china and crystal properly. They use professional packing materials and time-tested techniques to protect your dishware during the moving or shipping process.
  • Reduced risk of damage: By hiring a professional to pack your china and crystal, you can reduce the chances of losing and damaging these items. Professional packers know how to properly cushion and protect these items to minimize the risk of breakage.
  • Insurance coverage: Some insurance policies require that a professional pack items like china and crystal in order to be covered by their policy. If you pack these items yourself and they are damaged during the moving or shipping process, your insurance may not cover the loss.
  • Convenience: Packing china and crystal can be time-consuming and labor-intensive. Hiring a professional to do it for you saves you time and effort and allows you to focus on other tasks related to your move.

Hiring a small move professional like Ship Smart to pack your china and crystal can help ensure that these delicate items are properly protected during the moving or shipping process and may also be required by your insurance policy in order to be covered.

We understand how stressful moving can be, especially regarding fragile and valuable items like china and crystal dishware. That's why we offer packing services that will give you peace of mind knowing that your delicate items are in good hands. Our expert packers will carefully wrap each piece of china and crystal in protective materials and secure them in sturdy boxes to ensure they arrive at your new home in pristine condition. If you want to learn more about how Ship Smart can pack and ship your fragile or valuable items, contact us today to speak to one of our professionals about our move.

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