If you are preparing to move out of your house, it is important to start by gathering all of the essential packing supplies:
Your dining room probably contains a lot of heavy, valuable items like dining room sets, fine china and glassware. Follow these simple moving tips to make sure everything gets packed and moved safely.
When you are packing breakable items, you will want to line the bottom of your boxes with crushed paper for extra padding.
Wrap all pieces of china in clean paper. Using several sheets, start from the corner and wrap the paper diagonally across the dish. Continually tuck in the overlapping edges.
Place them on their edges in a sturdy box. Never pack them flat. Remember to put the heaviest items in the bottom of the box and then build up in layers with the lighter items toward the top. Separate the layers with crushed paper.
Wrap and pack bowls with the same technique as flat plates.
To pack stemware, roll up a sheet of packing paper and wrap it around the stem of the glass.
After you've wrapped the stem, use another sheet of packing paper to wrap up the rest of the glass. Do this individually for every piece.
Silverware can be wrapped individually or in sets.
If silverware is in a chest, you might want to wrap the pieces individually and then reposition them in the chest. Otherwise, you can fill in all the empty spaces in the chest with tissue paper, then wrap the chest in a paper pad.
Vases and other fragile items should be wrapped in bubble wrap with a paper pad around the outside.
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