Unfortunately too many people try to pack in a rush and end up arriving in their new home with more pieces than actual plates and bowls!
So to help you avoid this scenario, have a look at these simple do’s and don’ts to help you pack your treasured china.
- Have all your materials ready, boxes, bubble wrap, wrapping paper/paper blankets, a tape gun and scissors.
- Prepare and clear the surface where you will pack.
- Elevate the box to waist height to avoid excessive bending.
- Put on some decent music – as it can be a little dull!
- Wrap each bowl or plate in several sheets of paper.
- Place the plates in the box on their side.
- Cushion the box around the bottom with additional bubble wrap or cardboard bumpers.
- Tape the box shut securely
- Label the box FRAGILE
- Try to pack fragile items with the kids and dog around!
- Use old supermarket boxes – try to invest in proper moving boxes even if this is only for your fragile items.
- Stack your plates and bowls in a box – bad, really bad idea!
- Forget to tape the box shut.
- Overload the box.
- Expect the removal company to telepathically know the contents of your box if you haven’t labelled it!
If you follow these simple tips, you should have no problems moving.