Are you unsure of which room to pack first when you move? The dining room is full and is at the top of the list. In addition to being a less used room in most homes, the dining room is a perfect place to practice packing everything from textiles to fragile goods. Additionally, once packed, it is the ideal location to stack full boxes and keeps packing materials.
Our instructions below are for you whether you want to know how to pack dining room furniture, expensive china, large rugs, or all of the above. We’ve packed it full of our best dining room relocation advice so you can pack your dining area properly!
Packaging Glassware and China
Double-walled moving boxes are best for packaging glass and china. These bigger boxes can hold more weight and offer additional protection for fragile things.
Additionally, if you purchase interior cardboard dividers, packing glassware will be a breeze. Each piece of china and glassware should be wrapped in three to four sheets of packing paper as you are packing. The newspaper also works, but exercise caution because the ink might leave a mark on delicate items.
- To protect the stem of wine glasses, martini glasses, and other stemware, use extra sheets.
- To prevent objects from rattling around, fill any empty spaces in the box. In addition to packing paper, additional soft things such as dishtowels, clean clothing, and others also work nicely.
Put Your Rugs in Storage
Give a rug a thorough cleaning before packing. If you have time before your move, using a carpet cleaner for a deep clean is a great option. To remove any dirt, though, at the very least vacuum it or shake it outside. Next, roll the rug securely by flipping it over (the bottom should be on the outside). Take note that larger area rugs may require two people to move them.
For additional dirt protection during local transfers when your rug will be swiftly unpacked, wrap it in stretch wrap. However, avoid using plastic wrap if you are storing the rug, or live in a humid area. Or are far from the rug because it might retain moisture and cause mildew. Instead, encase it in moving blankets, old sheets, or packing paper. Next, will the bedroom be packed? Mattresses can also benefit from this packing advice.
Packing Draperies and Curtains
Curtains can be packed in a wardrobe box or a typical moving box. In either case, start with freshly cleaned curtains so they are prepared for hanging and unpacking as soon as you arrive at your new house. After all, you’ll want some solitude!
Packing paper should be used to line the bottom and bar of a wardrobe box. To keep the paper on the bar, use packaging tape. Your curtain panel should be draped over the bar like a scarf. To prevent slipping, gently tie the curtain ends together. proceed with additional panels.
Place the curtain inside a moving box after carefully folding it and lining the bottom with packing paper. If you’re concerned about wrinkles or damage, don’t pack heavier objects on top.
Typically, a dining room has a dining room set, which consists of a table and chairs. However, many also feature additional items like hutches, sideboards, and china cabinets. You should:
- Disassemble goods to make them less bulky and easier to move and to prevent scratches and damage. Take the dining room chairs, for instance, and take the chair legs off.
- Place all hardware and small parts in a plastic bag that can be sealed. After that, you may either create a box specifically for furniture hardware. Or tape it to the matching piece of furniture. In either instance, be sure to mark the bag in case it becomes separated.
- To prevent them from moving during transit, either remove the drawers or tape them shut using non-marking tape. Remember that following this advice is primarily for DIY moves. If not, the moving company you employ should have the necessary tools to safeguard your furniture. Just remember to clear all cabinets and drawers before moving day.
- Using bungee cords or masking tape, fasten the doors shut. Bungee cords are rapid and powerful, however, they shouldn’t be used for delicate objects.
- Before wrapping or packaging, wipe down the products because even minute dirt particles can cause significant scratches.
You can become an experienced packer of anything, including fine china, dining room sets, and lamps, with a little practice!
And keep in mind that being careful always pays off. Don’t be afraid to use additional layers of bubble wrap, add additional box padding, or engage expert packers and movers because your dining room is filled with delicate items. You’ll be glad you did it once your belongings are securely inside your new house! And if not, call our professionals, sit back and enjoy your move!