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Packing is a pain, especially when it comes to stacks of dishes. We're in the process of moving, and we just pulled out our padded china cozies. They hold our expensive dishes all the time but are especially comforting when we schlep china across town.

Yes, we know, we have a lot of china. See what it looks like below...

These containers come in all shapes and sizes, and they have slips of foam that slide between each dish. Simple design, but very effective. They make it easy to safely pull down a whole stack of dishes and keep plates dust and dirt free.

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They would certainly be useful for everyday plates, not just special occasion ones. And this 6-piece Natural Cotton China Storage Set is on sale right now for $21.99 at The Container Store:

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For more good tips and ideas on moving your kitchen, see this post:

On Moving Kitchens

(Images: Elizabeth Passarella; The Container Store)