Packing Flatware in the Kitchen
Packing is much more convenient, and less tiring when you have a good work area. It is suggested that you clear the kitchen table and do your packing on the table.
Keep in mind that when you are packing fragile articles you should plan to pack the heaviest objects toward the bottom of the carton; more delicate articles should be packed closer to the top of the carton.
The first thing to do is to lay out flat on the table a sizable stack of packing paper.
Select a sturdy, medium-sized carton. Line the bottom of the carton with several layers of packing paper for additional cushioning.
- Place one plate in approximately center of your packing paper.
- Grasp about two sheets of paper at the corner. Pull over plate so as to completely cover plate. Stack second plate on first plate.
- Grasp second corner of your paper. Pull over and cover stacked plates.
- Stack third plate. Take remaining two corners (on at a time) and fold each over your stack of plates.
- Turn your wrapped stack of plates upside down onto your packing paper.
- Re-wrap entire bundle. Follow same wrapping procedure as before. Start with one corner of packing paper, and pull two sheets over the bundle; cover bundle with next corner; then the third corner, and finally, the fourth.
- Seal the bundle with masking tape.
- Place the bundle of flatware in carton so the plates are standing on edge.
For all flatware, saucers, bread and butter dishes, etc., follow the same procedure.
Note: Small dishes (saucers, bread and butter dishes) can be stacked in greater quantity in a bundle. Also you can omit steps 5 and 6 and seal your bundle without re-wrapping.
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