How To Pack Porcelain Items When Moving

When you move, you’re taking a risk and hoping that your cherished belongings will make it safely from Point A to Point B. This is especially true of porcelain objects such as figurines and fine china. 

Porcelain items aren’t just incredibly fragile. They’re also often incredibly expensive. But if you want to make sure they arrive safely to your new home, you need to make sure you follow these guidelines to protect your porcelain items. 

Here are steps you can take to protect your valuable porcelain possessions:


  1. Let the professionals do it for you — Probably the best tip we can give you is don’t pack your porcelain items yourself. Professional movers have years of experience at handling the most fragile items such as your porcelain and fine china. 

The reality is that you have a lot of other things to worry about when you’re getting ready to move into a new home. You don’t want to compound this by having to pack your delicate things safely and then worrying whether you did it correctly. 

Instead, professional movers have the experience, the tools and can quickly get your personal valuables moved without harm.

  1.  Make a list — If you’re going to pack yourself, the first thing you need to do is create a complete list of all the items you plan to pack. When you get to the end of the packing and find one extra item, you don’t want to cram that into a box with anything else. Know exactly what you must pack before you do anything else.

  2. Assemble your supplies — Once you have an idea of how much you must pack, be sure to assemble a good supply of high-quality packing materials. This isn’t the time to skimp on packing boxes and try to get by with banana boxes or left overs from the back of the package shop.  Instead, buy high quality, reinforced packing boxes. By the same token, be sure to get bubble wrap, or something similar, to cushion the porcelain items so they don’t crack in transit. Also, when you’re putting together the boxes, be sure to use heavy duty packing tape that won’t tear or split open leaving all your breakables to fall out of the box’s bottom.
  3. Pack properly — Start the actual packing by separating your items into two groups. The most fragile and delicate of your porcelain items should be put aside and packed separately. Also, when you are packing these, make sure you are standing on a soft surface like a heavily carpeted area (or packing on a cushiony bed). The last thing you want is to lose your grip and accidentally drop an item on a tile or hardwood floor. 

If you’re packing plates or bowls, stack them inside of each other (or on top of each other) with a layer of bubble wrap separating them. This way, they will take up less space, but they will also be properly protected in the boxes.

Precious Porcelain Items Need Extra Attention and Care

Porcelain objects can be among some of the most beautiful and delicate pieces of art and craftsmanship in the world. However, that delicacy also makes them incredibly fragile and not something you want to just toss into a box during your next move. Instead, the care and respect they deserve is important so that they can make it safely to your new home, whether it’s across the street or across the country. 

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