Moving any large and bulky object that’s in the home can be difficult. What makes moving china cabinets more difficult is that you have to be extra careful with them. You’ll be moving objects that are valuable and fragile. It is not like when you are moving a library. Nothing will happen if you drop a book on the floor accidentally. But it is another story if you happen to drop a fine china plate on the ground. Those are the situations we want to avoid, and this is why you need to know how to move a china cabinet. So, without further ado, let us begin!
You need to get your hands on fine china packing supplies
Before you even plan your china cabinet move, you have to get your hands on some packing supplies. Those packing supplies differ a little bit from ordinary packing supplies. But it is not hard to get them. Anyway, you need to get your hands on:
- Air-filled plastic wrap – This one is a must. You need to get your hands on it. It is good protection for your fine china collection.
- Dish boxes – Dish boxes are special kinds of boxes. They provide extra protection to products like chinaware and glassware, and we cannot recommend them enough. Sure, you can use ordinary boxes, but in that case, you need to make sure that your boxes have more than enough padding.
- Packing paper – A packing paper will be the first layer of protection for your chinaware. This is why you need to make sure to get a packing paper of good quality.
How to move a china cabinet: a step by step guide
Now it is time to pack and move your china cabinet when you are finally armed with appropriate packing supplies.
- Reinforce – You need to reinforce the sides and bottoms of your boxes that contain chinaware.
- Crumble – You need to fill your boxes to the rim with crumbled papers or newspapers. But you need to be careful when using newspapers for protection. There is a chance that ink fill stains your precious chinaware.
- Wrap – You need to wrap your china with packing paper. Don’t be afraid to wrap your chinaware multiple times. Just make sure you do it piece by piece.
- Stack – Now you can stack your individual china pieces. Just make sure to stack them in a logical order.
- Protect – Make sure to wrap the bundle with an air-filled plastic wrap. Secure it with packing tape.
- Repeat – Do the previous step for as long as you need to.
- Position – Place your chinaware plates on edges. If you position your china plates flat, there is a chance that plates will break under the pressure.
- Reinforce again – Once your chinaware box is full, don’t forget to fill the holes and pockets with newspapers (or even better – papers) to give it extra protection.
- Label – You need to label your boxes. Also, you need to mark which side is up.