How to pack silverware in the kitchen
When packing silverware, the most important thing is to make sure that your items are not damaged or lost in transit. Silverware is essential for your kitchen. It’s used daily. It’s important to pack it properly so that it arrives at your new home ready for use.
- A small moving box
- A small roll of stretch wrapping with a tension-control handle or packing paper
- A marker
Six steps to pack silverware
A cutlery tray is a common way to store silverware. It’s easy to transport and pack.
- Use paper to cushion the box. To provide additional protection, you can use crushed packing paper.
- Wrap the tray. Wrap the tray with plastic wrap or packing papers.
- Placing the tray flat in the box, like in a drawer, is a good idea. This will ensure that silverware remains in place throughout the move.
- You can also add other kitchen items to the box. Wrapped measuring cups and utensils fit perfectly in a small container.
- Fill in any spaces. Use crushed packing paper to encase the box.
- Tape the lid of the box shut. Secure the box well. Then label the outside with “Silverware.”
Silverware packed without a tray
We recommend wrapping similar pieces in packing paper if your silverware is in a drawer that does not have trays. Place the pieces in a box and either place them flat or bundle them with other kitchen utensils.
How to pack silverware sets that are valuable
Polish sterling silver pieces or family heirloom sets or other valuable pieces of silverware that you are moving to protect them in storage or shipping boxes. After drying each piece, place them in a protective box or case. Cover the boxes or cases with tissue paper, cloth or packing paper before closing them. Air can cause them tarnish. The case can be packed by wrapping it with packing paper and putting it in a container.
How to pack utensils
Your cooking utensils are important! Use a single layer to wrap your cooking utensils. Once you have wrapped everything, place them all in a container. You can fill any space left over with bubble wrap or packing papers.