METCALF MOVING BLOG

September 28, 2016

How To Pack Silverware

There are three common things you’ll try to avoid when it comes to moving your silverware: 

1)     Tarnishing

2)     Misplacing pieces that get separated from your set

3)     Accidental injury due to unsecured steak knives or other sharp utensils

With our tips, you can avoid damage and loss. 

  • Completely wrap all silver pieces in news wrap. This will protect them from air, which causes tarnishing and abrasion.
  • If your silverware is not kept in a chest, place the wrapped pieces together in plastic bags and pack them in the dish packs along with your china.
  • If you do keep your silverware in a chest, consider wrapping the pieces individually anyway for extra protection from tarnishing and abrasion. Alternatively, you can simply use crumpled news wrap or paper towels to pad the empty space in your chest. Protect the chest by wrapping it in a large bath towel.

Take these extra steps now and you will have a complete set of silver to pass down to your children when the time comes.

You can find additional information about getting ready for your move here: 

 

Source: https://www.mayflower.com/moving-tips-tools/tips/packing-tips/silverware

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Our recent move from the Twin Cities to Michigan was handled beautifully from start to finish, from the efficient and friendly service by Ron to the exceptional packing, loading and unloading by the on site crew. Special thanks to Jerry, our driver, and his side-kick Tim, who were truly angels in disguise during such an important time in our lives. I hope we don’t move again, but I’m sure that if we do we couldn’t find a company that would do a better job! Thank you – we are very, very grateful

- Marilyn B.