How do you pack dishes for long term storage? The best way to store dishes long term is to purchase boxes designed specifically to hold plates. These have double corrugated cardboard sides, which protect your plates from being crushed by other items. They also hold together longer, making them a great option for long-term storage.
Should you pack dishes vertically or horizontally? Pack plates vertically instead of horizontally – this will make them less lightly to break. Place at least 2 layers of crumpled packing paper on the bottom of the box. Put a layer of bubble wrap, cardboard, or a foam plate in between each plate.
How do you pack dishes without them breaking?
- Pack heavier items first.
- Always stack dishes vertically.
- Cut down on packing paper by using towels.
- Cushion everything and fill all spaces in each box.
- Label every box “fragile” and “this way up”
- Put dish boxes in the moving truck gently.
What is the proper way to store dishes? If yours came in a box, save it and stack it somewhere. If not, pie chests or buffets are ideal for storing such tricky dishes. As for the sugar pot lid, turn it upside down and tie a piece of waxed twine around the pot and the lid to keep it in place.