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How to Pack Dishes and Glasses for Moving

 

Do you have to pack up your home or office and move to a new location? If so, do you have a plan of action broken down into headings and sub-headings with deadline dates next to each entry? If not, it is vital to treat your move as a project and draw up a list of actionable items with due dates attached to each item.

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Why is this important?

Succinctly stated, packing up and moving to a new home or office ranks as one of the most stressful circumstances for someone to get through. In fact, it is listed alongside events like starting a new job, getting married, and dealing with the death of a loved one.

Therefore, treating your move as a project with actionable deadlines will help to reduce your stress levels.

At the outset of this discussion, even though it is not directly relevant to the topic at hand, it is vital to partner with a skilled cheap interstate removals Sydney to move your furniture and possessions to your new home or office. Without this partnership, your move will be unnecessarily challenging.

One of the actionable points on your project list should be “pack dishes and glasses for moving.” Therefore, here are several tips to make packing your glassware and crockery quick and easy:

Sort through your glassware and crockery before you start packing

Even though this tip is not directly related to the topic of packing dishes and glasses in preparation for the move, it is equally important. Essentially, you do not want to pack and move unnecessary or broken items. The more boxes you have, the more your move will cost as the price of the move is typically worked out based on the load’s cube metric volume.

Therefore, sort through all of your glasses and dishes, throw out what is broken, donate what you no longer need, want, or use, and pack the rest in boxes to be moved.

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Buy boxes and packing materials

It goes without saying that glassware is fragile and needs to be well-wrapped with protective packing like bubble wrap and wrapping paper to prevent the glass from breaking during the move.

Pack boxes according to type, weight, and shape

Dishes and glasses are different shapes, sizes and weights. Furthermore, the dishes and glasses in your home can be manufactured out of different materials such as crystal for glasses and ceramic for plates and dishes. Therefore, it is critical not to pack heavier items on top of crystal glassware or lighter glasses and dishes. Otherwise, the glassware on the bottom will break from the weight of the glassware that is packed on top of it.

Furthermore, because crockery and glassware are made in different shapes and sizes, they will not fit in a box like a box of books for example. There will be spaces between the packed items. Thus, it is vital to put bubble wrap-like packing in all of the spaces left between the items in the box. This will add extra cushioning to the fragile items packed in the box.

Final thoughts

These tips are just a few of the more salient tips to get you started with your packing. Should you require more information on packing and moving, look at these easy tips for moving house planning.

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Meet The Author - Bill Chen

Before 2008, Bill was working with a local removalist company in Sydney and was witness for a number of deformities and wrongs in the working of the company. Observing the atmosphere, a thought came to Bill’s mind that he could do much better if he were the owner of the company, by offering a fully transparent service to the clients with a friendly and trustworthy staff and no hidden fee structure; and thus, in 2008, AAA Bill Removalists Sydney was formed with just one truck and only Bill as staff. Even if Bill Chen began the company as just one man, the company grew fast. The operation expanded beyond the Sydney suburbs and to the surrounding cities: Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other.

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