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prepare and pack fine china for storage

How to pack fine china for storage

All people love to buy different and new things for their home. And something that we all like to have really nice and unique is our china. We might have it in our family for generations, or you just bought it. But we need to be honest with ourselves – we don’t use it very often. We use it for Thanksgiving or some special occasion. And to be fair, a fine china set can take a lot of space. If you live in a small apartment, it can be very difficult to manage. So, a storage unit might be a great idea. You can pack all the things that you do not use often there. When you are getting ready to pack fine china for storage, you should go to a store and buy packing materials first.

What packing materials to use to pack fine china for storage?

First and important thing is to get proper packing materials. If you gather proper packing materials, you can rest assured that your fine china will stay safe for a long period of time. You need to choose and decide will you use plastic bins or cardboard boxes. Plastic bins are a better idea if you plan to store fine china for a long period of time. If you are just storing it because you do not have too much space – cardboard boxes are fine. Since you are going to have a lot of expenses, you should find a storage unit and ask for an estimated price.

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You can use wooden crates to store your fine china as well

How to choose good cardboard boxes?

You can always use some old boxes that you have. But keep in mind that your fine china needs better protection. And it would be ideal if you have all the original boxes. If you do not have them, you can get double layer cardboard box. If you have a little extra money you can buy even wooden crates. This way, you can be sure that your fine china will be safe in storage for a long period of time. It can be tempting to use old boxes but keep in mind that their walls are weak, and they might ruin your fine china. Also, keep in mind that you need to choose a box of a proper size. And a good idea is to get cardboard dividers.

How to choose proper packing materials?

Here you can even be creative. You can use packing paper, packing foam, packing peanuts. You also should buy a good tape, so you can close your boxes. If you want to save some money you can use towels, soft clothes, plastic bags. Using old newspaper might seem like a good idea, but keep in mind that some newspapers can leave a trail of ink on your fine china. And when you spent so much time to pack fine china for storage, you wouldn’t like to find it a couple months later stained. Also, you can get markers and box labels.

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Packing paper is the best thing you could use to protect your fine china

How to pack fine china for storage?

Well, before you start packing your fine china, you should look for a good storage unit. You can find very affordable NYC storage units that have various options. Today, all of the good storage units have climate control option. If you decide to rent a storage unit, paying a little extra to get a climate control option can really help you. This way, you can store almost anything and it will be the same when you take it out after some time.

Preparing the boxes

First of all, you need to prepare all the boxes for your fine china. When you pack fine china for storage you need to do it carefully and properly. You need to set up your boxes carefully. Also, a good advice is to tape the edges and corners with tape. This way, your boxes will be secured additionally. Before you place your dishes into the box, you need to add a little padding on the bottom. Also, it would be great to place a couple layers of packing paper on the sides of the box. This way, it will absorb the impact. Do not put too many pieces of your china in one box.

Preparing the fine china

Every piece should be wrapped separately. You should use packing paper or towels, depending on your budget. Place two or three layers of packing paper when you are packing your fine china for storage. And, do not forget always tape it with a good tape. You will secure the dish, and it will stay safe. Also, the good thing to do before all this is to wash your fine china thorough. Also, you should put padding inside cups and glasses to prevent them from breaking. Although you will store your fine china in a storage Brooklyn, you need to keep it safe.

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You should clean your plates before storing them

Packing fine china into the box

When it comes to the packing fine china into the box, you should follow some basic rules. First of all, you need to place large and heavy items on the bottom. You can divide the box by a piece of cardboard. This way, you will create layers and your china will be safe. When you are packing plates and bowls into the box, you need to turn them on their side. Edges of the plates are usually stronger, and in this way, you ca,n keep them in one piece. When you pack fine china for storage, and you have some items in a strange shape you should use extra padding for them.

Once you have packed your box, you should always leave some extra space in the top of the box. Also, you should put some padding as you did at the bottom. All empty space can be filled with packing peanuts, soft clothes or even crumpled paper. You need to do this so your dishes don’t move around.

Storing fine china

When you are storing your fine china, you need to be sure that you labeled all the boxes. The best thing you could do is to label all the boxes with “Fragile” with a bright red marker. When you place them in your storage unit, place them on a top of other items. And be sure that they are stable. Check your whole storage unit, is everything properly secured and set up your climate control option. If you followed our advice, you can rest assured that your fine china will be safe. It doesn’t matter if it’s stored for a long or short period of time. It will be the same for next Thanksgiving!


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