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Tips On How To Unpack Your Cutlery Safely Without Breaking Your China

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  1. What Are The Tips On How To Unpack Your Cutlery Safely Without Breaking Your China?
  2. Separate Them From The China
  3. Pick One Bundle At A Time
  4. Do The Job Yourself
  5. Hire A Professional
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What are the Tips On How To Unpack Your Cutlery Safely Without Breaking Your China?

When it comes to unpacking after a move, experts recommend that you start with the kitchen. While there are many reasons for this, one of the main ones is to protect your fine china and other fragile dishes from breaking. If you did your job well when packing, it’s safe to assume that your china is safe. However, a simple mistake when you are unpacking can render all your hard work useless if a piece of cutlery falls on the china and breaks them. Here is how you should unpack your cutlery so that they don’t cause any damage to anything else especially your china.

Separate them from the china

If you had packed all your kitchenware together, you must first separate the cutlery from the china and other dishes. Pick up the cutlery box carefully and place it on the counter top. Start by organizing the fine china in the cabinets and clean them if there is need. If you can see any scratch on the china from the move, soak that piece in milk for about 30 minutes before storing. Once you have safely kept away the china, you can now start to unwrap the spoons and knives one bundle at a time.

Unpack Your Cutlery Safely Without Breaking

Pick one bundle at a time

The last thing you want to do is be in a hurry when unpacking the cutlery. Take your time to unwrap each bundle of spoons, knives and folks at a time. Remember you had packed each bundle in packs of four or five pieces of cutlery preferably of the same kind. If you unwrap quickly and mix everything up, you risk dropping some of them and causing dents and scratches especially if you have silver ware. Unwrap each bundle, wipe the pieces and arrange them nicely in their drawers before moving on to the next bundle.

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Do the job yourself

When you consider how much work is ahead of you, it is wise to ask for help and get everyone including kids involved in the unpacking process. However, unpacking cutlery and delicate kitchenware should not be one of those duties you delegate. You are the only one who understands the worth of your fine china and expensive silverware so you will take extra precaution to ensure everything is safe. You will also be able to note anything unusual like a scratch on the silverware or a surface crack on the china and take care of it immediately.

Hire a professional

If you don’t have the time to stay and unpack these delicate items for hours, you can hire someone who understands the value of chinaware. Be sure it’s someone who has experience in handling the same and who will take care of your kitchenware better than you can.

Fine china and silverware are some of the most valuable items you can have in your kitchen and dining table. Not only are they expensive, some of them have been passed down from generation to generation and they hold sentimental value. You must therefore take extra precaution when packing and especially when unpacking these two items so they can remain in that shiny and elegant condition.

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