Glassware/ Silverware Packing
Professionals use "Dish Pack", an exceptionally sturdy corrugated carton of double-wall construction designed for china, glassware and other fragile items less than 18 inches in size. China and glassware are INDIVIDUALLY wrapped in clean paper. Remember to mark these boxes as: "FRAGILE->THIS SIDE UP".
Flat China & Glassware
The larger china, glass plates, platters and other flat pieces should be placed in the bottom of a "Dish Pack". Place cushioning material in bottom of carton. Wrap each piece individually; then wrap four to six in a bundle with a double layer of newspaper.
Packing Bowls & Odd Shaped Pieces
Depending on their weight, these may be used either as the bottom or middle layers. Wrap in the same way as flat plates. Stand shallow bowls (soup plates, etc.) on edge in the carton and deep ones (such as mixing bowls) nested two or three together, upside down on their rims. Wrap sugar bowl lids in tissue, turning upside down on top of the bowl, then wrapping together in clean paper followed by an outer double layer of newspaper. Wrap cream pitchers in clean paper, then a double outer wrapping. Place sugar bowls, cream pitchers, sauce container and similar pieces upright in the carton. Complete the layer as for plates.
Even when using a "Dish Pack" and mini-cells for china, wrap cups individually, protecting handles with an extra layer of paper.
Sterling Silver or Silver Plate
All silver pieces should be completely enclosed in fresh, clean tissue paper or plastic wrap. Hollowware, including bowls, tea sets and serving dishes, should be carefully wrapped as fragile items and packed as china. Loose flatware may be wrapped either individually or in sets, in clear plastic or tissue. If the silverware is in a chest, you still may want to wrap the pieces individually and replace in the chest. Or fill in all empty spaces in the chest with tissue paper or paper toweling. Wrap the chest with a large bath towel.
Packing Fragile Items
Our NYC Packing service professionals use a material called "bubble wrap" for exceptionally fragile items. If the article is extremely valuable as well as delicate, it may be wise to have it packed for you. Special materials may be needed for maximum protection.
Packing Collectibles & other Delicate Items
Wrap first in tissue paper or facial tissue. Then wrap carefully in newsprint which as been crushed and flattened out. Be sure these items are well protected with plenty of cushioning.
Packing Small Mirrors, Plaques & Pictures
Should be wrapped individually in tissue paper. A bath towel or small blanket makes an excellent outer wrapping and padding for the glass.
Packing Lamp Bases
After removing the light bulb and lamp harp, wrap the base, harp and bulb separately in newsprint, and place together in a carton, filling spaces with crushed paper.
Packing Lamp Shades
NEVER wrap lampshades in newspaper. Carefully wrap each shade in three or four sheets of fresh tissue paper, a pillowcase or large lightweight towel. To allow for movement, use a sturdy carton at least two inches larger all around than the largest shade.
Pack on edge, alternating bound edge to open edge. Pack books of the same general size together. Use only book boxes for packing purposes.
Packing Records/ Compact Discs/ Tapes
Keep in mind that records are heavy and should be packed in small book boxes that are (16 3/8 x 12 5/8 x 12 5/8). If records are not in jackets, wrap individually in tissue paper or plastic wrap to protect against scratching. Stand records and compact discs ON EDGE-NEVER FLAT - on a layer of crushed paper. Support at both ends with a large, hardcover book or several pieces of cardboard cut to fit.
Clothing left on hangers and placed in wardrobes available from Boxes on the Run will arrive at destination wrinkle-free and ready to wear without the need for pressing.
Packing Linens & Bedding
Blankets, sheets, tablecloths, towels, pillowcases and other linens may be protected by a large plastic bag and packed.
Packing Small Appliances
Items such as clocks, small radios and other small appliances should be wrapped individually and packed in a carton (medium 18 x 18 x 18) cushioned with crushed paper.