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When it comes to moving across the country, you have to understand that things might be difficult. In addition to saying goodbye to friends and family members, you might also struggle with the idea of leaving your old house behind. However, you don't have to let a difficult transition destroy your family's morale. My blog is all about making moving easier for everyone. Check out these articles on how to avoid problems, keep people happy, and keep your things in decent shape. By taking a few extra steps, you might be able to transition easily and enjoy your new surroundings.


Making Your Next Move A Lot Easier

Tips For Packing Delicate Kitchen Plates

by Miguel Ronda

The secret to moving your cherished kitchen plates from one house to another successfully lies in careful packing. Merely placing the plates in boxes and covering them with towels won't work. Use the following tips to pack your fragile utensils to keep them safe during the move:

Wrap Each Plate

Wrap each plate individually because if you wrap them as a group, they can still break by banging and clanging against each other. This is especially necessary for fragile utensils. This will take quite a bit of packing tape, packing paper, or plain newsprint (regular newsprint has ink that may stain some plates), but it is still the safest way to transport your utensils.

Place Them on Their Edges

Don't place the plates flat on their surfaces since they can easily break that way. Fragile plates can sustain less pressure when placed on their edges than when placed flat on their surfaces.

Pack Boxes Tightly

The secret to packing fragile plates is to deny them room for movement. The more they can move, the higher their chances of breaking. Therefore, pack them tightly in their boxes to minimize movement. If the plates can't fill up the boxes, use shock-absorbent materials, such as towels, to fill up the remaining spaces. Even any remaining space on top of the box should be filled up.

Place the Plates on a Soft Bed

Make a soft bed for the plates to cushion them from external forces, such as those from road vibrations and potholes. Towels or packing paper would work very well for this purpose. A flat sheet of paper won't work well for this purpose since it may not be thick enough.

Label the Boxes

You may be able to identify the boxes containing fragile plates, but you aren't the only one who will handle them during the move. Therefore, label the boxes as "Fragile" to ensure that every person who comes into contact with the plates will handle them carefully. Label all sides of the boxes; you don't expect a loader to turn the box looking for fragile signs before lifting them.

Hopefully, the above tips will help you pack and move your fragile plates without any loss. Don't forget to use a professional mover because your carefully packed plates won't be safe if they are treated carelessly during the move. In case you don't have confidence in your packing abilities, let your mover do it for you (most movers offer this service at a small extra fee). For more information, contact local professionals like Real Pro Movers.