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Packing Your Kitchen

Pack like a pro with Atlas® packing methods.

how do i pack dishes?

  1. Prep the Box. Select a medium-sized box and line the bottom with crumpled packing paper.
  2. Cover the Plate. Center a single plate in the box on your stack of packing paper. Grasp one corner of several sheets of paper at once and pull it over the plate. It should be completely covered.
  3. Stack and Cover. Stack a second plate on the first and, moving clockwise, grasp the next corner of the paper and pull them over the second plate. Stack a third plate. Grasp the remaining two corners and fold over the plates as you did the first two corners. For smaller plates, you may choose to stack greater quantities together. As a rule, make stacks no higher than the diameter of the dish.
  4. Wrap your Bundle. Turn the wrapped stack of plates upside down onto your paper. Re-wrap the entire bundle. Start with one corner of packing paper and pull two sheets over the bundle; cover the bundle again by pulling on the next corner, then the third corner, then the fourth. For non-fragile plates, you can pack five or six to a bundle.
  5. Pack it Away. Seal the bundle with packing tape and place it in the box so the plates are standing on edge.

How do I pack cups and bowls?

  1. Position Cup. Position a single cup, bottom down, six to eight inches from one corner of your packing paper. Pull the nearest corner of the paper up and over the cup.
  2. Add another Cup. Nest a second cup inside the first cup, with the paper between the two.
  3. Pull and Tuck. Pull the two side corners up and over, one at a time, and tuck them inside the second cup.
  4. Roll and Pack. Hold the two cups together and roll them to the remaining corner. Place cups in a vertical position, lips down, near the top of the box. Do not stack heavy items on top of the cups.

How do I pack Glasses and Stemware?

  1. Stuff the Glasses. Before wrapping, stuff glassware and stemware with crumpled tissue or packing paper.
  2. Roll Them Up. Lay the item on the corner of the packing paper and roll it one or two full rotations (depending on size). Pull the sides of the packing paper up and over the item and continue rolling to the far corner. You may use corrugated paper if you want added protection.
  3. Pack and Label. Place glasses and stemware toward the top of the box (Place heavier items—dishware, pitchers, etc.—toward the bottom). Position glasses vertically with lips down—never on their sides. As you pack each layer of a box, place crumpled packing paper in the gaps for a snug fit. Mark boxes Fragile, using labels supplied by your Atlas Agent.

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