How To Packing Your Dining Room Furniture | Dining Room Packing Tips For Our Customers
The dining room packing tips are very important to consider for a few reasons. Primarily, the dining room will generally include your most fragile china and crystal stemware. Each item should be carefully wrapped in paper or bubble wrap and placed in cartons; cellular dividers are recommended for stemware.
Our detailed dining room packing tips will assist you in wrapping fine china and your large furniture just the same. Since the dining room will likely be containing some of your most fragile and valuable items, it’s important to follow our dining room packing tips accordingly.
Silver & Flatware:
- To protect silver pieces from tarnishing, they should be completely enclosed in newsprint or plastic wrap.
- Hollow ware — including bowls, tea sets and serving dishes – should be wrapped carefully like fragile items and packed like china.
- Loose flatware may be wrapped individually or in sets, and in paper, clear plastic or small gift boxes that are then secured with tape.
- Even if silverware is in a chest, consider wrapping the pieces individually and reposition them in the chest. Or, fill all voids in the chest with newsprint to prevent shifting. The chest can be wrapped in a large bath towel.
Other Delicate Items:
- Be sure the items are well-protected with plenty of cushioning.
- Wrap first in tissue paper, paper towels or facial tissue. Then, wrap carefully in paper that has been wadded and flattened out.
- Small mirrors, plaques and pictures should be wrapped individually in tissue paper with an outer layer of newsprint.
- A bath towel or small blanket makes an excellent outer wrapping and padding for glass.
- Place flat items on edge in a carton.
After removing the light bulb and lamp harp, wrap the base, harp and bulb separately in newsprint. Place them together in a carton, filling voids with wadded paper.
- Never wrap lamp shades in newspaper, as the ink will soil the shade. Instead, carefully wrap each shade in three or four sheets of tissue paper, a pillowcase or a large lightweight towel.
- Use a sturdy carton at least two inches bigger all around than the largest shade. Line it with clean paper, using crushed paper under the lamp shade to create a protective layer, but not around the shade.
- A smaller shade may be nested inside a larger one, provided they do not touch.
- Only one silk shade should be placed in carton to avoid stretching the silk.
- Do not pack other items with shades.
- Label cartons “LAMP SHADES – FRAGILE – TOP LOAD ONLY.”
Glass Table Tops, Marble Slabs, Large Mirrors, Paintings, Statues & Large Vases
It’s best to consult with your moving company about custom-made cartons and crates for items of this kind. Paper should never be permitted to touch the surface of an oil painting.
Aside from dining room packing tips, there are some other things you will want to remember. You will want to include any items with values exceeding £100 on your “High Value Inventory” form to receive proper valuation coverage. It’s important to do this so that in the unlikelihood that something should happen, you can receive compensation for your damage or loss.