Guide to packing a dining room

Packing is not an easy task, at all. It is just a part of a moving process, but it might be the most difficult one. On the quality of your packing depends the quality of your move. Dining rooms are notoriously hard to pack, and this is why you have to have some knowledge of how you can move it. They are full of fragile, and somewhat expensive stuff, and you have to pack those stuff carefully. In this guide to packing a dining room, we are going to explore how you can execute your packing successfully, ensuring that nothing breaks in the process of relocation. So, without further ado, let’s begin!

Make a plan

Every successful move has a plan behind it. You have to plan your packing before you even start. You have to take care of several things. First, you have to calculate your expected costs. How much is it going to cost you to pack and relocate your dining room, and how you can minimize those costs without losing quality. Second, you have to plan which packing materials you are going to get, but more on that later. Third, you have to plan (you can do this part in your head) how exactly are you going to execute your dining room packing.

Gether some packing materials

Packing a dining room with a tape.
Packing a dining room means that you have to get your hands on some packing materials.

Before you start your packing, you have to get some packing materials. Most of the packing materials you can get for cheap in your local supermarket. Some of the packing materials are harder to get, but far from impossible. Here is what you need to get:

  • a packing tape
  • a sticky tape
  • boxes or plastic bins
  • a marker
  • some kind of protective material like plastic beans
  • crates

Crates are harder to get. There are a few ways in which you can get your hands on crates. You can either go to the carpenter or order them online. If you are especially handy and if you have time, you can make them on your own. Just be careful, and don’t do that if you are not experienced enough!

The process of packing

Bowls and plates.
The dining room can contain many fragile items that require special attention.

Start by removing small things like glasses, utensils, plates, vases, and so on. Most of those things are quite fragile, and you have to pack them with care. Put you plastic beans in your boxes, freely filling them. In some cases, you can even use crumbled newspapers. After that, you can close the box, and secure it with sticky tape and packing tape. Mark with your marker on the box the contents of a said box, and mark which side should go up. Also, don’t forget to tell your movers to handle your stuff with care. That way your movers will know how to handle your stuff. If they did their job successfully, you can tip your movers.

For heavier things like tables, the process of packing is different. It would be best if you could but your furniture in crates, but if you can’t, it’s not a problem. Just be careful when you are protecting your furniture. If your furniture has a glossy finish, do not wrap it with packing tape. Under the heat of the truck, there is a chance that the packing tape will melt, damaging your furniture.

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