In today's ever-busy world, many homeowners don't make use of their formal dining room except for special occasions, like Easter holiday. The fall of the dining room can be attributed to the kitchen. Often regarded as the heart of the home, the kitchen is now used as the dining area in most homes.
Although the dining room table and chairs are not frequently used, they are still precious pieces of furniture. So, it is vital to be extra careful when preparing and moving your dining room furniture to prevent it from damage. Follow these expert tips to make sure every item gets packed safely.
Get the necessary packing supplies
If you are planning to move out of your house, the first thing you need to do is gather all the necessary packing supplies. These include:
- Sturdy boxes in different sizes with flaps that can be completely closed
- Packing paper
- Bubble wrap
- Tissue paper
- Paper pads
- A marker for labeling the boxes
- Packing tape for sealing the boxes
Packing the furniture
When packing the furniture, the first thing you need to do is dust it properly. After that, make the furniture easy to transport by unscrewing the legs from the table. Place it gently into the boxes and label it for easy identification when you get to your new home.
Packing fine china
When packing breakable items like fine china make sure to line the bottom of the boxes with extra padded with crushed paper. For easy wrapping of fine china, start from the corner and all the paper diagonally across it and tuck in the overlap edges. Ensure you place them on their bottoms in the box.
Stemware can be quite tricky to pack. To make sure you are doing it right, the first thing you need to do is roll up a sheet of clean packing paper and carefully wrap it around the stem of the glass. After you have successfully covered the stem, take another sheet of clean packing paper to wrap up the rest of the glass.
Packing a chandelier
If your dining room has a chandelier, request for a special box from the moving company or allows them to help you pack it if it is very expensive.
Packing Vases and other fragile items
Always wrap your vases and other fragile dining room items like your silverware in bubble wrap with a good paper pad around the outside.
When moving to a new home, It is essential you pack your furniture safely especially treasured dining room tables, vase, and chandeliers. Doing so, you will be able to make use of the items for many years in your new home.