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Packing for some can be the most dreadful part of the moving experience. You may feel overwhelmed thinking of every little thing that has to be put in a box.

In actuality, though, packing can be simple when you start early and take it room by room.

This series called “Packing” will provide insight and tips into making the experience more practical.

Today, we’ll determine if it’s better for you to pack your own dishes or have your movers pack them.

Why you should have movers pack your dishes

Well, that was a pretty simple answer.

It’s actually best if you have your moving company packs your dishes for you. This is because they are reliable to any broken items in damaged boxes that occur along the way.

Also, they have all the appropriate supplies to ensure your dishes are safe and transported correctly.

But if you can’t afford a mover or if you want to pack your own dishes, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Invest in foam dish slips or wrapping paper to secure your dishes. (Note: You’ll actually use a lot more wrapping paper than slips because you should double wrap each dish if using paper.)
  • Wrap each plate, cup and other dish by itself. Don’t try to wrap three dishes at a time; this will result in broken plates.
  • Stack your wrapped dishes vertically in the box.

These are some of the basic tips to wrapping your own dishes.

If you’re in need of packing services for your dishes, though, or for any part of your moving experience, Two Guys Moving can help. Call us at 210-433-MOVE.