Are you unsure of which room to pack first when you move? The dining room 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 guide below is for you if you want to know how to pack dining room furniture. As well as fine china, large rugs, or all of the above. We’ve packed it full of our best dining room moving advice so you can pack your dining area properly!
How to Best Pack 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.
Rugs in The Dining Room
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. Skip the plastic wrap, as it can trap moisture and mildew if you store the rug, or live in a humid area. Or are away from home. 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.
Vertical placement can result in damage, so load it last and place it horizontally on top of the boxes in the moving truck.
Best Ways of 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 neatly folding it and lining the bottom with packing paper. If you’re concerned about wrinkles or damage, don’t pack heavy items on top.
Table Cloth in a Dining Room
Take the table leaf off (this includes if it is stored on the underside of the table). After that, clean a moving blanket or other soft linen and wrap it around it. All while making sure it is free of dirt and debris. For more security, you can add corner protectors. After that, secure it with tape or a few pieces of stretch wrap.
A drop leaf table’s sides should be lowered before wrapping so that they can be held in place with masking tape.
In your dining area, save this for last because the tabletop is ideal for packing smaller boxes. But when it’s time to pack, you’ll begin by taking the table legs off. They can be packed separately or fastened to the tabletop’s underside.
Because each form of dining room table has various requirements, your next move will rely on your table type.
- How to move a wooden table top: Applying a layer of wood wax as preparation for additional protection is optional but strongly advised. Next, cover the entire area with a moving blanket, paying careful attention to the corners, and then add a layer of stretch wrap to secure it.
- Packing a glass table top: Begin by putting masking tape on the glass tabletop in several different patterns. This increases strength and will also make less of a mess should the unfortunate occur. After that, cover in bubble wrap before using moving blankets. Finally, put it in a telescoping box that is adjustable and around the same size as your tabletop.
Chairs in Dining Room
While a whole chair can be moved without any additional preparation, doing so can reduce the risk of damage and free up space in the moving truck. Try the following advice:
- The dining room chair’s legs should be unscrewed. Then they should be wrapped in packing paper and padded with bubble wrap.
- All the hardware, such as screws and nuts, should be gathered, put in a plastic bag, and either taped to the bottom of the seat or placed in a hardware box.
- Wrap in packing paper the chair backing, bars, rails, and any other potentially brittle parts. Add a layer of bubble wrap or stretch wrap next.
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, or add additional box padding. Or hire 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!