HOW TO PACK DELICATE ITEMS FOR THE LONG HALL --- MOVING ACROSS COUNTRY OR JUST ACROSS TOWN? Dont risk loosing anything to breakage.
Pack it well and it will get where its going intact.This applys to shipping too.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - How to pack a delicate item for the long hall -Of course you will need boxes, bubble-wrap,paper plates, scissors, masking tape, newspaper and "fragile" or "glass" labels and a black marker. .........When wrapping dishes start with the flat plates. put a paper plate between the individual plates and stack them 6 at a time. Tape the stack with masking tape-twice around -crossing in an "x" on the top. that way the plates can not slip around. Cut 2 strips of cardboard the width of the plates and long enough to go all the way around the stack. Now wrap one strip of the cardboard tightly around the plates and tape with masking tape. Now turn the wrapped plates 1/2 way around and wrap the second strip of cardboard all the way around and tape it once around to close. Now you should have a nice little package wrapped tightly in cardboard and taped shut. Set aside and continue to do the same with all your flat dishes, saucers,platters and trays. You can do the same with small bowls too.you can get paper bowls to put between them. These nice little packages will fit snugly in your moving barrel or shipping box. But if you are shipping-double box them. Place that box in another box that is at least 3" larger on all sides and pack that 3' with crushed newspaper. Mark the box "glass" on all sides with a black marker. Then you can ship it anywhere with confidence. (tip) flat boxes ready for cutting up can be found behind most grocery stores.Beer and wine boxes are great for moving glasses.Wrap them in newspaper and slip into the individual sleeves-perfect.-get um at your local pub. .....when it comes to cups, sugar and creamers, gravy boats and other odd shaped objects do the same as with the plates but wrap each piece separately. That includes large bowls. if they have lids ,wrap each lid separately. Now I know this sounds like a lot of work but believe me if you value your dishes at all it will be worth it. they Will survive just about anything and it will make your moving or shipping experience a happy one. GOD bless you all. MARY'S PORCELAIN and POTTERY RESTORATIONS--