Packing Plates and Utensils
Packing dinnerware should be lightest part of packing the dining room. It may not take a lot of heavy lifting, but if not handled properly, it could cause some havoc. Keep in mind, you are packing a box full fragile items that can be easily broken.
When you are loading silverware and glass, it is essential to make sure you fill all sides of the box with bubble wrap and paper padding. Securing each side of the box will protect any type of impact that may occur before, during, or after the move. Individually wrap plates and glasses to avoid breakage during the move. When loading the boxes, remember to pack heavy to light. Heavier items on the bottom will prevent crushing lighter items but more importantly, items falling out from under you.
Congratulations! You’ve finished the dining room. Hopefully you’ve taken a moment to account for each box by labeling it “Fragile”. Although every dining room is different, understanding the basics of packing up will help with other items that were not discussed.
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updated 4:05 PM EST, Fri December 9, 2011