How to Store Christmas Plates

In this brief article, we will answer the question, “how to store Christmas plates?” and provide you with insights on how you can safely store kitchen utensils that are rarely used all year long.

How to store Christmas plates?

You can store Christmas plates by cushioning them in between either some bubble wrap or china quilts and putting them in hard cardboard boxes.

Packing Delicate China

While a china cabinet – where you can display your china set – is ideal, not everyone owns one.

So if possible, pack fine china back up in its original boxes and protective sleeves. Then store those boxes together on one shelf or in one closet. Christmas china can also be packed up in the same set of plastic bins. 

This will help you easily recognize them when you pull them out at Christmas. 

If you don’t have the original boxes, use bubble wrap, packing paper, cloth napkins, or some other cushioning material and wrap pieces individually, and then place them in a bin or box. 

Stack the plates on their side, never on top of each other. Quilted china storage is another option. The containers have dividers so they really protect. Just make sure not to stack anything on top of them.

Other DIY ways to store Christmas plates

Research. Another way to store the plates if you do not have the quilts or the bubble wrap is to wrap the plates in some crumpled-up newspaper. 

The crumpled-up newspaper serves as a cushion over the plates. It preserves the design on the plates and also prevents breakage. It also is not as pricey as the alternative options.

Instead of newspapers you can use any kind of paper either from old notebooks or something. All it needs to do is protect the plate’s shape and design.

How to store Christmas plates with newspapers?

The method to store the plates is not hard. But it needs to be done carefully and correctly.

The first thing you need to do is get any sort of paper. This could be a newspaper. It could also be the paper of some old notebooks. Or it could be random useless papers lying around your house.

The second step would be to cover the plates in the newspaper. First of all, you need to make sure that the layering of the paper is not thin. 

If you want to preserve the plates without getting them damaged, you will need to use a thicker sort of paper or possibly two layers of paper. This will ensure the insulation between the plates.

The way to wrap the plates is to crumble the paper a little. Then cover one plate with it. Then you do the same to another plate. 

Once you have covered each individual plate, you can very easily stack them on top of one another. This way, the bottom of one plate will not damage the top of the other plate, and the space will be saved.

What container is best for Christmas plates?

The best container to use in this case is a cardboard container, preferably a hard one. A plastic container has a harder surface and the plates can rub against it and even hit it while moving, causing them to break. 

They can be used, however, if the rest of the space in them is filled with styrofoam peanuts. This causes maximum insulation.

The cardboard boxes are hard but not to the point where they could be damaging to the quality of the plates. They provide an exterior enough to protect the plates. 

They also provide a softer wall lining to make sure that the plates do not get damaged by them. Therefore, cardboard boxes are the best types of containers you can use in storing christmas plates.

That being said, make sure that the boxes are stored in a dry place and it is made sure that there would be minimal movement involved.


In this brief article, we answered the question, “how to store Christmas plates?” and provided you with insights on how you can safely store kitchen utensils that are rarely used all year long.


Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.