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Old 12-24-2015, 09:07 AM
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I tried a search but couldn't find anything, though I am sure resources abound. Is there any definitive guide to optimally packing various types of items - clothes, kitchenwares, etc? I'll be hiring movers most likely and am wondering for items such as dishes, for instance, how carefully and with how much padding the items need to be packed. I assume they don't need to be packed as carefully as if I were shipping the items, right?
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Old 12-24-2015, 11:09 AM
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Have you seen these?

Main thing is to not skimp on wrapping & padding, and use the "special" boxes for dishes, etc.

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Old 12-25-2015, 04:42 PM
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I find it hard to believe you can't find anything about this online, but they make special boxes for dishes. I packed my fine china in such a box. It came with foam wraps for the dishes, and I lined the entire box in bubble wrap. The biggest problem is reinforcing the bottom of the box as china is heavy.

As far as the rest of the stuff, it is somewhat common sense. Wrap and pad your fragile stuff. You're moving your sheets and towels, they can be used as padding. Be aware that newspaper/paper is heavier than bubble wrap and if you use a mover you are charged by weight.
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