August 26, 2021

Guide on How to Pack Your Dishes and Glassware When Moving

Whether you are moving across town or across the country, the process of packing dishes and glassware can be daunting. Many people just want to get it over with and pack everything up without worrying about what’s in their cupboards and drawers.

Sometimes, they forget to even check if they have all the pieces for their dishes or glasses before heading out to purchase them at a second location. Here at Texas Movers Group we’ve seen it all.

This guide will help you pack your dishes and glassware when moving so that you don’t have to spend hours stressing about it. Let’s get started! 

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Pack Your Dishes and Glassware When Moving

Start by Sorting Your Dishes and Glassware

When you begin packing dishes and glassware, the first step is to sort them. This way, you can be sure you have everything for the next move. If you own china sets and antique glassware, you’ll need to separate them first.

If you have flatware in addition to dinner plates, place the flatware in the upper section of your cupboards. You may want to put glassware in the lower sections, as these items tend to chip if they are exposed to heat and light.

If you have dinner plates and bowls in a dish towel rack, separate them before you pack them. You can label the dishes using stamps or tape to avoid any mix-ups.

If you have a larger set of dishes and glasses, you may want to remove one layer of dishes and put them into storage boxes.

Pack Fragile Items Carefully

Before you pack delicate items like flatware and platters, it’s a good idea to purchase packing boxes and tape them down securely. These boxes will help contain the delicate items and keep them in one place.

Bring Along Your Extra Dishware and Glasses

When you’re only living in one place, you don’t need to take your entire set of dishes with you. Instead, bring along some of your dishes, glasses, and flatware when moving to your new place.

It will help ease the transition. Pack perishable items like food When packing your fragile food items, make sure they are either in their original containers, sealed in a ziplock bag, or in a sealable container.

You’ll need more space to store your perishable items and won’t have time to finish cooking your meal.

Begin Packing Dishes and Glassware

This can be daunting because you have to go through each item and make sure it has been cleaned properly, but with a little time and care, everything will be ready to go when your new place is ready to greet you.

The first thing you have to do is make a list of everything that you own, or plan to own in your new place. Now, we know that this might sound like a lot to list, but a lot of items fall under a category and some are even combined.

All we are saying is, this list is not just words on a page.

Make a Few Big Boxes

Depending on how much you are able to pack up, you may have to make a few bigger boxes. Not only are these easier to carry and transport, they are also less expensive to buy. You can use boxes with drawers to store your dishes and glasses.

Bubble Wrap, Newspaper, or Clothes?

We suggest packing dishes and glasses in bubble wrap, newspaper, or clothing. Bubble wrap allows your dishes to retain their shape, and it prevents your dishes from moving around while they are packed.

Newspaper is a great option, as it can be left over for the next day when you’re sleeping. It is ideal if you have long trips ahead of you.

Clothing is a great alternative if your dishes have long tentacles. Clothing can be used as a makeshift type of padding for dishes.

You can also create a makeshift clothing rack by putting your dishes into long lines. As long as you don’t have small glasses, you can easily balance plates and glasses on clothing and hang your dishes on the line.

Choose Paper or Plastic

These days, most things are made of plastic or some sort of disposable material that can be tossed in the trash when you’re done. Many people choose to throw their dinnerware in the paper recycling bin, but some homeowners don’t want to end up disposing of household items like wine glasses or antique dishes.

So, plastic is the way to go. Pick the pieces that you’ll use Before you start packing up your dishes, make sure you know what you’ll be using them for.

Do you use them for serving a salad or a small amount of food? Do you want to keep them for casual entertaining or serving special meals to friends?

Take a moment to think about what your regular use is like. If you’re going to be a casual dinner guest, keep it simple and take just a few plates, glasses, and cups.

Keep Dishes Together

As much as it might seem that you are too good to put dishes in a cupboard, chances are you will forget about certain ones. For instance, if you own a really pretty wine glass, but your everyday drink glass is clear, you’ll most likely reach into your cupboard for the clear one to drink your wine out of while you work on your computer.

Therefore, you might not remember to bring the other one with you. Having a way to keep your dishes together can be a good way to prevent you from getting distracted and wandering into the kitchen when it is time to cook a meal.

By keeping all of your dishes in one box, you can make sure that you can find them all in one place when unpacking.

Packing Glasses

When you do decide to pack your dishes and glasses, they will need to be in a way that makes sense for shipping, so you may need to pack them vertically or horizontally depending on the size.

The packing should be separated by flatware. Do NOT pack glasses with a saucer or on top of a dish for safety reasons. Be sure to label and mark your packing material as it will be needed for shipping.

Packing China

The container will need to be sealed and tied to prevent spills and leakage. A cover is usually used to protect the piece when transporting. Dishes and glassware should be put in a pillowcase or a box that is suitable for the occasion and the item’s type.

Wrap Dishware in Paper Towels for Extra Protection

When packing dishes, you need to protect them from mold and mildew. Luckily, many dishware brands make inserts for glass dishes that keep the dishes from breaking.

For the pots and pans, we recommend having a pair of tongs that you can use to pack the items with extra care.

Wrap glassware in bubble wrap for extra protection. Plastic is a good choice for glassware, but if you have a favorite set of a particular glassware, wrap the glassware in bubble wrap before you pack them. You don’t want to ruin your favorite glassware by packing it improperly.

Make Sure To Pack All the Pieces of Your Dishes and Glasses

Whether it’s the rice bowl or the cereal bowl, make sure to pack all the pieces of your dishes and glasses and make sure you pack enough of them to cover the total space needed for packing.

Sometimes, you may even have to pack your dishes ahead of time, before actually moving to make sure you have enough space for packing. If you’re unsure of how much room is left, it’s always a good idea to ask your landlord or a family member that lives close by.

The last thing you want is to run out of space in your new home and have to pay more money to replace everything.

Wrapping Up (Pun Intended)

We hope you enjoyed this Guide on How to Pack Your Dishes and Glassware When Moving. With just a bit of planning, wrapping materials and time, you should be able to make sure all of your dishes and glassware get to your new home safe and sound. If you ever need assistance with your packing or moving be sure to contact Texas Movers Group. Happy Wrapping!


July 28, 2021

Why Should You Hire a Professional Moving Company?

Moving is stressful and can be downright exhausting. You need to make sure that everything is well-packed, that items such as your computers and furniture are protected, and that everything arrives safely at its destination.

One of our favorite questions we get asked here at Texas Movers Group is, “Why should you hire a professional moving company?”

The following article will tell you more about what a moving company does, how it compares to other services when it comes to price and quality, and how to get top notch service.

About Moving Companies

Professional movers are literally just that. They get your goods shipped from one place or country to another.

  • If you are already getting quotes from several moving companies, you should ask about their time estimates for all the moving aspects of your move.

After all, you do not want to risk spending even more money on your move if they cannot move your goods in time. Before choosing a mover, you should ask about their qualifications and experience.

  • Ask about the types of moves they have completed before, and ask about their relationships with their clients. It is also wise to ask about their customer service and communication strategies.

Moving Versus Packing

You may not realize it, but a professional moving company can come to your home and pack up your possessions for you if you wish. They usually come whenever you have the day scheduled for them to.

When a moving company comes to your home, they start packing your belongings. They may want to pack your stuff in boxes that they have brought themselves, or they may assign you a moving company that has them on staff. Either way, you should never pack your belongings yourself if you don’t have to.

How a Moving Company Works

A moving company will help you get all your items moved from one place to another. A company will travel to your new address, unload your items, pack everything carefully, and take them to your new home. Moving companies have different moving rates and can also be used for storage.

A moving company will do all the work for you, shipping items to your new home. They will offer transportation services and storage. You can hire them to get your items out of storage, as well as to ship your possessions. This means that you save on the transportation services.

What to Look For In a Moving Company

The number one thing to look for when choosing a professional moving company is that they are qualified.

  • You want a company that has the proper training and experience to safely and efficiently pack and move your belongings
  • The best moving companies will always leave no stone unturned when it comes to safety and ease of transport. The quality and number of items they move are also essential
  • Companies with a large and complex inventory are best suited for larger moves
  • You should also look for companies that provide packing and unpacking services in addition to moving. These services can go a long way toward keeping your belongings safe and secure while they’re transported

How to Select a Moving Company

The best way to choose a professional moving company is to find a company that has solid reviews online. Be sure to look up the names of reputable moving companies.

Ask friends, family members, and acquaintances who have used these moving companies whether they would use them again. A company’s reviews are also a good indication of its professionalism.

To find a moving company, you need to know what types of moving service you are in need of. These companies include moving large objects, moving fragile items, and moving through an unfamiliar area. You may also need help unpacking.

The Importance of Insurance

Most moving companies offer basic liability insurance and, of course, that will be enough to ensure that your possessions are secure and protected. However, if you are relocating from one state to another or want to move to a remote part of the world, you will need to purchase specific coverage.

Moving companies usually have a network of movers who are ready to help you pack your belongings and transport them. They can pack them in a way that will make the move as smooth and trouble-free as possible.

Some companies even have custom-designed shipping containers that will transport large and bulky items that you are moving. If a company takes care of your possessions, it will take care of you, as well.

What You Should Expect From a Professional Mover

The very first thing to remember when hiring a professional mover is that you need to be very clear about what the company will be providing for you. That is because there are many moving companies in the market, and you want to choose one that offers the best prices and helps you pack the items for you.

It is also important to have an accurate estimate of what it will cost to move your home. Professional movers are also more likely to be insured than other types of moving companies.

They have to adhere to certain standards such as damage caused by careless handling. They know how to handle everything from complicated electronics to large pieces of furniture.

What if Your Items Are Damaged?

When you hire a professional moving company, you take on all responsibility for the contents of the storage unit or pickup truck where your belongings are stored. However, this doesn’t mean that you should get too comfortable with your belongings.

In fact, the biggest problem you might have with your items is that of damage. The possibility that you might have to go back to the storage unit to retrieve an item you just bought is extremely high.

Therefore, it is crucial that you have someone who is willing to look out for your best interest. Understand the repercussions of a damaged item. For instance, even if you have an item insured, there is a chance that you might have to return it for a full replacement.

When It’s Time To Call In the Professionals, Texas Movers Group Is Here to Help

We’ve been moving people, families and businesses for more than 20 years now. That really says a lot about what our customers think of us, and we appreciate each and every one of them.

Whether you are in Austin, Dallas, Houston or San Antonio, contact Texas Movers Group today to get your move started.


April 16, 2020

Special Moving Offers – COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID19 outbreak has shaken up the world upside down! It has already taken so many lives, and still, many are fighting with it. In Texas, 11671 cases are confirmed, 1366 people have recovered, and 226 deaths have been recorded until now. And in Dallas County itself, 1537 cases have been confirmed, out of which two have recovered and 25 have died till now. It is truly a devastating number!

The health department said Friday that, in Dallas County, “of cases requiring hospitalization, most (69%) have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported in over a quarter (30%) of all hospitalized patients with COVID-19.”

Source: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/coronavirus/dallas-county-reports-3-more-covid-19-deaths-105-new-cases-friday/2349287/

FEW COVID-19 FACTS

What is the COVID-19 pandemic?

Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 is an infectious disease that causes respiratory illness. The symptoms of this disease include cough, sneezing, fever, and in most severe conditions, difficulty in breathing is observed.

How to Prevent COVID-19?

You can prevent the disease by adopting hygienic practices such as washing hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth as well as taking social distancing seriously. Avoid close contact with unwell people at least stay 1 meter or 3 feet away.

How it spreads?

COVID-19 primarily spreads through close contact with an infected person, especially when they sneeze or cough. It also can spread if a person touches a surface or object containing the virus on it and then touching their eyes, nose, or mouth.

Texas Movers Group

We at Texas Movers Group understand the seriousness of the situation and suggest everyone stay home and stay safe. Being one of the most dependable movers in Dallas, we are trying our best to help our customers in their moving in the future, as we believe currently moving can be hazardous for our valuable customers as well as our team.

So keeping in mind the momentousness of the current situation, we at Texas Movers Group have brought you a few lucrative offers for future moving.

Our Special Moving Offer Includes:

  • Book a move today with us and pay in next holidays
  • Pay the invoice in the upcoming holidays
  • Lower prices on all moves as compared to other moving companies
  • Free packing services as of now and you can pay conveniently by the next holidays
  • Free storage up to 45 days
  • Don’t pay for next 60 days during this move, we do the move as per the people interest

To take the best advantages of our special offers and make your move easy and affordable, get in touch with us today. For more details call at 214-960-4040 or email at info@texasmoversgroup.com

We wish you all good health and hope that this crisis gets over soon!

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