It’s not a surprise that everyone’s least favourite thing to do when moving home is packing. Juggling work, meals and everyday life, all while trying to live out of boxes and trying to resume your normal schedule. Adding to that is the pressure of keeping your glasses and crockery in one piece during the move to avoid your other half going mad.
We have outlined some hints and tips to keep arguments at a minimum and crockery in one piece!
First things first, source some big cardboard boxes and bubble wrap- at GTW, you can buy both and more from us for a minimum cost. Alternatively, you can order these online from a range of different companies, whatever you choose to do- the more you get, the better. If you can’t seem to get your hands on bubble wrap, or you run out, save up some old newspapers and this should do the job too!
Once you have everything you need, it’s now all about packing effectively. This is where organisation is really beneficial and you will be thankful of this when it comes to unpacking in your new home. The best advice here is to lay out each box and dedicate it to a different part of your crockery and glassware set. For example, label one box specifically for plates, one for bowls, one for pots and pans and so on. Make sure you also write “FRAGILE” on all sides of the box to avoid any miss handling.
Fill the box a quarter full of packaging chips or line the box with an old t-shirt for a bit of padding. Then, wrap the crockery and glassware in bubble wrap, paying particular attention to the inside of the glasses and bowls and hold in place with cellotape. Place plates inside the boxes, lining them vertically, and stack bowls one on top of each other for maximum space saving.
For glassware, it can sometimes be more beneficial to buy special dividers for your boxes, allowing you to separate the glasses to minimise breakages. You can buy these online from a number of retailers.
Again, it’s best to label each box by type of glass inside- for example, tumbler, wine glass etc.
Once this is done, seal the boxes securely using parcel tape and you are good to go- all you need to do now is the rest of the house….
When you come to unpacking and settling into your new home, organising your crockery into drawers can sometimes be a race to get it done as fast as possible. Take some time here and sort them effectively using drawer dividers like these. This can save time in the long run and keeps your kitchen perfectly organized- this can also be good in spotting what has gone missing in the move and what items you might need some more of!