Pack it or store it in a cabinet with foam sheets between each plate and dish. These are found in stores that sell fine china. This will prevent the plates from damaging each other if there is any movement. If you can't find these foam sheets, use bubble wrap. There is nothing worse than saying, sure bring the china, and then having a plate break - 'cause you know it will be your fault...
Could be worse. When I retired in 2008, we went full time for a while, traveling and working with Habitat for Humanity. My wife insisted on bringing all her cast iron cookware. And about 300 pounds of books. Traveled 12,000 miles without issue, but I'm sure we were overloaded.
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You have gotten some great ideas, but what you do depends on this: does your wife plan to use the china regularly? If yes, use the suggestions for putting something between plates, etc - if no, pack it carefully in a box/crate and find a place in the bin to store it.
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