- Place a single plate in the center of the paper stack. Lay a few sheets of the wrapping paper across the plate and place another dish on top of it. Again, if available, you can use kitchen towels, bubble wrap, or cardboard pieces between dishes for additional cushioning. Do this for 3 or 4 plates. Wrap all of the plates together using a few sheets of paper and tape the paper at the top to create a neat bundle.
- Place the wrapped dishware carefully into the box, stacking them vertically. Continue to wrap your dishware into bundles as noted above and add them to the box.
- To minimize movement within the box, squeeze in other items between the stacks of dishware, such as dish towels, unused sponges, pot holders, etc. Don't forget to place a cushion on top of the dishware for added protection.
- Secure the box top by addition several more pieces of tape on the seem and down each side of the box.
- Use a magic marker to identify the contents of your box and also to identify that there are fragile pieces in the box by writing "handle with care", "fragile", "breakable", etc. It is helpful for the movers, and yourself if you identify which end is up by simply adding an arrow pointing to the top of the box (or the side that goes 'up'.)
Note: the above wrapping method for your dishware will also work well when packing bowls, platters and other fragile items.