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6 tips for packing cutlery when moving

Moving to a new home is always difficult, there is a lot to pack and even more things to do to organize and manage a successful relocation. The most challenging part of the moving process is when you have to sift through your entire household and pack everything that you want to take with you while selling, donating or throwing out everything you do not want to keep. There are many things that require particular attention when packing such as your fragile glass items or valuable pieces or furniture or art. 
One of the hardest rooms to pack is the kitchen. This article is here to help you out with some of what you will be facing when you begin packing your kitchen utensils for your relocation. When packing your cutlery for your relocation, keep several tasks in mind, do not lose anything during the moving process, protect your cutlery from damage, and make sure that you do not get hurt especially when packing your knives. Read these 6 tips for packing cutlery when moving to get your cutlery or silverware packed and moved correctly. This way, you will be able to unpack your kitchen items quickly and start utilizing your kitchen entirely soon after your move into your new home. 

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Supplies you will need 

To correctly wrap your cutlery and keep it safe during your move, you are going to need a small cardboard box, unprinted packing paper or acid-free packing paper, packing tape, and a permanent marker.

How to wrap your cutlery 

Before you can begin packing your cutlery, you need to wrap it first. Begin by grouping cutlery that is similar, namely place your spoons with other spoons, forks with forks and knives and knives, and stack them facing the same direction on top of one another in sets of four. With each stack of four, put the set on a sheet or two of packing paper and roll the paper over your stack, tucking in the edges as you go.
To further secure your individual stacks, consider wrapping each group with a rubber band before wrapping. When you are finished wrapping each set, label the package with a permanent marker, make a not of what kind of cutlery is in which bundle. For the stacks that have sharp knives in them, indicate where the points and blades of the knives are by drawing an arrow in the direction of the knife or use another method. Just make sure that you will know where the sharp parts of the knives are when handling the package in order to prevent injury. 

Tip for providing extra protection 

If you want to provide extra protection, you should begin by wrapping each piece of cutlery individually, and then once again make sure to group similar pieces of cutlery together. Take an individual piece of cutlery and wrap it once around with a piece of packing paper. Add another piece of cutlery that is of a similar type and roll that piece in the same piece of packing paper. Repeat the packing process until all of your cutlery is wrapped. 

Tips for wrapping silverware 

There is one crucial difference when it comes to packing your silverware. Aside from wrapping your silverware individually, you also have to use acid-free packing paper to protect your silverware from experiencing scratching and tarnishing. Of course, if you already own a silverware box into which you can pack all of your silverware, you are highly advised to use it, then wrap the box itself in packing paper and secure it with packing tape to avoid damage during the move. This box should then be placed in a securely sealed box and labeled clearly. 

Packing your cutlery 

Once your cutlery is wrapped, you can finally begin the packing process. For safety purposes, you should reinforce the bottom of the moving box with several layers of packing tape. Place down some cushioning In the bottom of the box, put down a layer of crumpled packing paper to provide cushioning during the relocation. After every set of cutlery is grouped, wrapped and labeled it should be placed in the moving box. Fill in any empty spaces with crumpled packing paper. Finally, once all of your cutlery is packed in moving boxes, seal the top securely with packing tape and label the top and at least two sides of the box, noting the contents and where these items have to be unpacked in your new home.

Hiring a moving company 

If you do not want to or do not have the time to do the packing, wrapping and moving all by yourself, then why not hire a professional moving company which wraps, packs and transports entire households on a regular basis and have a lot of experience with moving. They can help you pack your cutlery and all of your other possessions and move them to your new home safely and quickly. 
Now that you have read these 6 tips for packing cutlery when moving, we hope that you are more prepared to pack your cutlery and silverware for your move to your new home. If you are looking for a reliable moving company, then look no further! Cross Country Movers is one of the best moving companies in the business. We can help you to move to and from anywhere in the United States. 

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6 tips for packing cutlery when moving

Supplies you will need 
How to wrap your cutlery 
Tip for providing extra protection
Tips for wrapping silverware
Packing your cutlery
Hiring a moving company
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