If you are choosing to self-pack before your move, the kitchen is oftentimes the most difficult place to pack due to the amount of delicate pieces. The professional packers at Mulder’s Moving and Storage know exactly how to handle these items to ensure their safe travel, and we are going to let you in on our best-kept secret.
Before we do, know that we provide full and partial pack options, so if the stress of packing the kitchen isn’t for you, make sure you let us know and we will prepare your items for transit.
Your packing material makes all of the difference when transporting your delicate pieces safely. We do not pack dishes in standard boxes, rather a “dish pack” which is thicker and stronger to better protect the pieces inside.
Here is the secret: an abundance of packing paper.
The knee-jerk reaction when packing items is to condense everything as much as possible to create fewer boxes. While this philosophy may work for items that are not fragile, extra space filled with packing paper is critical to the safe transport of delicate pieces.
When our professionals pack dishes into a dish pack, an absurd amount of packing paper is intentionally used for good reason. Every piece is wrapped individually, paper is used between items, and all other empty space in the box is filled with it. You will want to fill these empty spaces with enough crumpled packing paper to keep things from shifting, while still allowing air pockets to be present. This keeps the dishes from shifting and cushions them for travel.
Don’t forget to use appropriate label practices – you can find that blog here!
So, if you plan to pack your own dishes, be sure to use dish packs and an abundance of packing paper (you can purchase both through Mulder’s Moving and Storage by contacting us). Questions? We are happy to answer them! Give us a call or fill out our contact form today!