Here's The Proper Way To Pack Up Your Fragile Kitchenware When Moving

No one wants to open up their moving boxes in a brand new house to find all their kitchenware in pieces. Luckily, there are easy steps you can follow to keep your cups, dishes, and bowls as good as new while in transit. After you have gone through all your belongings and gotten rid of anything you don't need, it is time to gather your packing supplies. recommends purchasing heavy-duty cardboard boxes in a couple of different sizes. An excellent place to start is with three extra large sizes, five small and large, and ten medium. You will also need packing paper, bubble wrap, and packing tape. It is important to have a marker on hand so you can label each box with the room it belongs in and a list of its contents as you pack. That way, it is easier to put things away when you are in your new home. Once you have everything, it is time to gather your kitchenware and start packing. 


Glassware can be very intimidating to pack up since it is so fragile. According to Stor-It, the best tip for keeping any cups from breaking during transit is to use a lot of cushioning. To do this, you will need to buy plenty of bubble wrap. There are also special moving box kits designed for safely packing glasses. These will come with cardboard inserts, so each cup stands up in its own compartment.

Regardless of whether you choose to use regular moving boxes or a glass packing kit, you will still need to wrap each piece of glassware in bubble wrap. A standard moving box can work as effectively as a special glassware kit. To do it this way, you will first line the box with bubble wrap. Then place each wrapped glass into the container standing up and put a sheet of bubble wrap between the layers as you stack them. Be sure as you pack each box that they aren't getting too heavy to carry.


Dishes benefit from being wrapped in packing paper. Piece of Cake Moving and Storage recommends using plain paper over newspaper, for example, as the ink can transfer onto your dishware or bubble wrap. The key with plates and bowls is to keep them protected by filling any empty space in the box with scrunched packing paper so they can't knock into one another and break.

The safest way to pack fragile plates is by individually wrapping them. Then stack them on a table until they fit horizontally in the box and cover them in more paper, as well as saran wrap to keep everything in place. If you put them away longways, there is a smaller chance of your plates breaking. Continue to add groups of dishes with a layer of cushion between them until the container is full but not too heavy. You can use the same method to pack bowls.