How to Safely Pack Dishes for Moving or Storage

  • Dishes are fragile, so padding the bottom of the box with bubble wrap or packing paper is essential.
  • Cups should be placed standing face down, with the bottom of the glass facing up.
  • Items like plates should never be stacked on top of each other. Pack them upright, like you would when you load a dishwasher.
  • Every dish item should be individually wrapped with additional padding between every dish.
  • If there is room for the dishes to rattle and shake, the chance of broken glasses is much higher. Pack them snugly.
  • Cups can be stacked on top of each other but there always needs to be a layer of padding between them.
  • It is better to use multiple smaller boxes instead of one or two very large boxes for heavy items like dishes.