March 1, 2021


Home Improvement

Furniture Removal Tips – How To Pack Your Kitchen Plates and Bowls

Here we have a basic kitchen. We are going to show what it takes to wrap and pack the kitchen. First of all is actually setting up a work area that works for you. It means clearing a space on a table or bench and getting it ready for the packing process. We prepare our materials, such as packing paper and packing cartons designed for furniture removals. Large T / Chest cartons for clothes and linen etc. The heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on the top.

For books we use small book cartons and for crystal glass and fragile goods you use the fragile cartons which are slightly thicker. We put the boxes on another small box to raise the height and protect our backs, and now we have a safe working area.

What we want to do here when we are wrapping crockery and china and crystal glasses is wrap them in paper and place them in the cartons which is fairly simple. An important factor you always want to consider through is always always the item in the box to be vertical which is very important.

You do not want to wrap your plates up and place them flat because when the truck goes over a bump the movement of the truck can crack all your plates in the middle. You always wrap them up and put them in vertically. Same thing with bowls or vases you really do not want to lay them down. You want your items vertical. With your fragile crystal and glasses you really want them standing up.

Here we have your plates etc, which have several ways they can be wrapped. You want to make sure your plates are wrapped in several layers of paper in stacks of three or more plates. What you do is place your plate in the middle and wrap it a couple pieces of wrapping paper, then put another plate, wrap up the corner properly, get another plate, put it on top and tip it over, put another sheet of paper, put another plate, roll it over, put another plate and take multiple sheets, and wrap up the whole stack so they are wrapped and completely protected.

Now we put these vertically in the packing carton. Then wrap and pack the smaller plates. What we have now is the first layer in the box with the heavier, larger plates and bowls. Now we put a thick layer of protective paper cushioning on top of this layer. We now put the layer of fragile crystal and glasses. Because glasses are more fragile you lay them on their side and wrap them up nicely and loosely. You wrap each glass twice loosely and you take the glass and stand it up in the carton.

So now we have your dish pack full and what you need to do now is fill the top of the boxes with additional paper as the final protective cushioning. What you want to do now is lift up the lid of the box and create a perimeter so you can put more paper in nice and loosely so there is plenty cushioning. Then when you close the lid on your carton it is nice and tight. Now you have a properly packed dish pack. In theory you should be able to drop it and nothing will break.

Not that a professional mover, or you as a customer, is going to do that but when it is professionally packed your goods should arrive completely safe and sound.