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Packing Kitchen Items

Keep in mind that when you are packing fragile articles you should plan to pack the heaviest objects toward the bottom of the carton; more delicate articles should be packed closer to the top of the moving box. The first thing to do is to lay out flat on the table a sizable stack of packing paper. Select a sturdy, medium sized carton. Line the bottom of the carton with several layers of packing paper for additional cushioning.

Packing Flatware

o Place one plate in approximately the center of your packing paper.

o Grasp about two sheets of paper at one corner. Pull over plate so as to completely cover plate. Stack second plate on first plate.

o Grasp second corner of your paper. Pull over and cover stacked plates.

o Stack third plate. Take remaining two corners (one at a time) and fold each over your stack of plates.

o Turn your wrapped stack of plates upside down onto your packing paper.

o Re-wrap entire bundle. Follow same wrapping procedure as before, Start with one corner of packing paper, and pull two sheets over the bundle; cover bundle with next corner, then the third corner, and finally, the fourth.

o Seal the bundle with plastic tape.

o Place the bundle of flatware in carton so the plates are standing on edge.

o For all flatware, saucers, bread and butter dishes, etc., follow the same procedure.

Note: Small dishes (saucers, bread and butter dishes) can be stacked in greater quantity in a bundle. Also you can omit steps 5 and 6 and seal your bundle without rewrapping.

Packing Cups And Glasses

Cups and glasses may be placed inside one another and three or four wrapped in a bundle. Tear or cut-up some small sheets of paper. Use at least a couple of small sheets between each one as protective lining.

o Take first glass and line with a couple of sheets of your cut-up paper.

o Place second glass (or cup) inside the first one. Line with two more sheets of paper. Insert another one.

o Using your best judgment, nest three or four glasses (or cups) and lay these on your stack of wrapping paper in a diagonal manner, off center closer to your body.

o Grasp corner closest to you of two sheets of wrapping paper. Wrap around your glasses (or cups).

o Grasp next corner of wrapping paper and wrap around your glasses.

o Repeat procedure with remaining corners of wrapping paper. Then roll into a bundle.

o If you have collected some liquor cartons with dividers, pack glasses, cups and stemware in these boxes. If your bundle does not fill to the top of the compartment, stuff additional wadded-up packing paper in the compartment to fill it up.

If you don't have liquor cartons then pack your glasses, cups and stemware in boxes with your other dishes fitting them in where ever you find some spaces. Be sure these articles are toward the top of your carton.

Small Kitchen Appliances

It's best to pack your small kitchen appliances together in one or more moving boxes rather than with other goods.

Wrap each appliance individually with two or three sheets of your packing paper. Place each one in the box you have selected for appliances. When all appliances have been packed in a box, or boxes, if there are small spaces that are empty, wad-up some packing paper and fill in the spaces. However, if you should have a great amount of space left over then you should pack some other things in the box in order to fill it up. For example, you might get a few pots and pans in the carton, too.

Pots and Pans

Speaking of pots and pans three can be nested, one inside the other. Tear or cut up some pieces of your packing paper (large enough so that they will line the entire interior of the largest pan). Place two or three sheets of your lining paper in the larger pan. Place the next small pan inside the first pan. Again line this pan with two or three protective pieces of lining paper and insert a smaller pan.

Place these pans upside down in the middle of your stack of packing paper. Use at least three sheets of packing paper to wrap the pans. Start by grasping one corner of approximately three sheets of your packing paper, and pulling over, and covering the pans. Then pull the next corner of paper over the pans; then the third corner, and finally the fourth corner. Seal with your plastic tape so that the bundle will not come apart. This same procedure can be followed in packing large bowls, too.

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