Moving chinaware is a delicate process. It requires a lot of care and attention. By care and attention, among other things, we mean choosing the right moving boxes for china.
Choosing the right moving boxes for china – what should you know
China or chinaware is a delicate material, and it needs to be handled with utmost care. There is always a chance that your china will break, even if you are not relocating it. This is why it is best to entrust moving your chinaware to professional movers.
However, when you’re moving your china, the chance of damage is even higher. This is why you need to gather some proper packing materials for it when you are in a process of relocation.
Boxes are not enough
Boxes are not enough for the safe transport of china, no matter what kind of boxes you choose. You need some protective materials too. Here’s what you need, other than boxes:
- some kind of protective material for the inside of the box like plastic beans or ordinary newspaper (we recommend the former since there is a chance that ink from newspaper will imprint itself on your precious chinaware)
- packing tape
- sticky tape
- air-filled plastic wrap
The best option is a kitchen box
The best option is to use kitchen boxes. Those are special kinds of boxes with special partitions inside. Those partitions will keep your china in place. Those boxes are not only used for china. They are also used for a variety of different things like glasses and dishes.
But not all kitchen boxes are the same
Not all kitchen boxes are the same. You need to choose a kitchen box that is sturdy enough so your china won’t fall through. Also, it is best to find a box that has handles in the form of openings.
Some boxes are smaller, and some are bigger. You need to choose a box that will fulfill the requirements of your china. You need to find boxes for your china that are sturdy enough so that can handle the weight, and that are large enough for your requirements. This is even more true if you want to move your fragile items internationally.
The packing process
As we already mentioned, boxes are not enough for the safe transportation of your china. You need to pack your china properly for the relocation.
It is always a good idea to hire professional packers, but if you want to do it on your own, here’s what you need to do.
Wrap your china
You need to wrap your chinaware before you put it in a kitchen box. Take every individual piece of your china and wrap it with an air-filled plastic wrap. Secure that plastic wrap with sticky tape.
Put it in a box
After you finish your wrapping it is time to put your chinaware in the kitchen box. Slowly lower your china in departments that are in the shape of your china. Do not stack multiple pieces next to each other.
Finish it off
In the end, you need to close your kitchen box, secure it with sticky tape, wrap it again with air-filled plastic wrap, and apply packing tape over all of it. Mark which side is up, and write ‘fragile on the box.