When packing your kitchen for moving, a dish barrel (also known as a dish pack) is a great item to have on hand. Of course, you don’t necessarily have to put dishes in it. You can put anything breakable in these packs because they’re double-walled, and durable.
Packing a Dish Barrel
First grab several sheets packing paper and build a filler barrier, on the bottom. Each layer of dishes that you pack, you’re going to add another layer of paper filler in between.
Avoid Empty Spaces
A good rule of thumb is to avoid a lot of empty space, which causes things to crack. It’s helpful to pack smaller items, wrapped in paper, inside larger items - nesting them inside each other.
A Note on Knives
With sharp items like knives, be very careful to cover the tip of the blades. Fold it over with several sheets of paper, and cover it with a piece of tape so it’s secure. Take your marker and label the paper "sharp - knives". Place the knife standing upright, with the tip of the knife down.