dish box

Dish Box

Learn how to properly pad and place items in a dish box.

dish box packing video

Dish Box

Highly Important: If you choose to pack on your own, it is CRUCIAL that you will watch our Packing Guide Videos below, and also read the "Packing Essentials!" list on our Packing page. Neglecting to do so may determine the difference between the success and failure of your move!

What items can go into a Dish Box:

  • Fragile items
  • Pots and pans
  • Cookware
  • Bakeware
  • Plates
  • Glasses
  • Mugs
  • Bowls
  • Tableware
  • Dishware
  • Cutlery
  • Kitchen appliances

Pad bottom of the box with packing paper

Place heavy items on box bottom and lighter & fragile items on top.

Be very generous with paper when packing a dish box.

Create paper layers to protect and separate between items.

Use bubble wrap when needed.

Fill empty spaces with bubble wrap or packing paper.

Remember to condense the box tightly with packing paper (see Box Basics video).

Some items are not permitted to be moved. Your moving company can provide you a list of non-allowables.

Do Not Pack

  • Fire arms
  • Ammunition

Do Not Pack - Liquids & Flammables

  • Liquid cleaning supplies
  • Propane tanks
  • Gas tanks
  • Aerosols

Do Not Pack - Heavy

  • Boxes should not be too heavy for one man to maneuver.
    Pack heavy articles such as books in smaller boxes.
    Use large boxes for lighter items like linens, clothing etc.

Watch more packing videos.

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Los Angeles
5698 Bandini Blvd B.
Bell, CA 90201
P: 888-680-7200 Ext. 102
San Francisco
745 85th Ave
Suite L. Oakland, CA 94621
P: 888-680-7200 Ext. 135
New York
210 Meadowlands Pkwy d,
Secaucus, NJ 07094
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Tuesday: 8am - 4pm
Wednesday: 8am - 4pm
Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm
Saturday: Closed
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