Some of the items that you are going to be packing when you are moving from point A to point B will not be all that stressful to deal with. Things like lamps, bed posts and wardrobes are quite hardy and resilient, so there is no real need to get anxious about securing them from bumps and grinds along the journey. Even your television is durable enough that you can rest easy in the knowledge that it can take care of itself, but things become quite different when packing dishes is taken into account.
The reason behind this is that dishes that you use to present your cooked meals in a much more aesthetically pleasing manner can be extremely fragile. They have a higher likelihood of shattering while you are moving, so you really have to consider the proper way to pack them once all has been said and is now out of the way. Any removals company UK to Portugal will recommend that you don’t stack dishes directly on top of one another since it doesn’t take much for one to strike the other and break it in half.
Adding a layer of cardboard or thick stock paper can make this less of an issue than might have been the case otherwise. These materials can absorb a lot of the shocks that your dishes would have struggled to overcome. After you move in, you would most likely want to cook up a lovely meal for yourself. Having intact dishes can be immensely useful for that, so it makes sense that you would want to get this problem sorted out right from the get go instead of delaying it.