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How to Properly Pack Fine China

May 23rd, 2013 7:59 pm by

How to Properly Pack Fine China

Whether you are relocating your heirloom china set to your new home or storing away your beautiful tea set – you want to ensure all your fragile items arrive safely to their new destination in one piece. The following tips will assist with how to properly pack fragile items before an upcoming move:

  •  Select a box that will allow you to pack no more than 10lbs. Within the moving industry, most companies offer their clients a box that is especially made for fragile glassware and dishes. This specialty box is commonly known as a “dishpack” or a china barrel.  
  •  Wrap items individually in packing paper and/or bubble wrap. Wrapping each item separately is recommended as this will ensure glass will not come into direct contact with other fragile glass. 


  • Fill in all empty areas of the box with foam, scrunched up paper or packing peanuts. By filling all empty spaces this will prevent items within the box from shifting during loading and transportation.
  • Tape the bottom & top of each box firmly. Properly taping each box will ensure items are protected in the event of an accidental opening during the relocation transition. It is also recommended to write “FRAGILE” and “This Way Up” on each of the boxes containing delicate items.

If you are still unsure of how to properly pack your fragile items for your upcoming move, contact your local Highland relocation consultant. Each consultant will be happy to assist and provide you with additional  tips.