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Asked by Barb

October 8, 2014 under Others

How do I pack a china hutch. It is a one piece with all curved glass. Also is it best to have it standing up or laying down in the vechile? someone suggested filling the inside with blankets to support the glass?

Answered by Jenna Farmer

October 8, 2014

Hello, I'm glad you've come to for help with your question about packing your china hutch. I'll be happy to provide you with some helpful information. 

Packing a china hutch

Since your china hutch is one piece, it may be a little more cumbersome to move and transport than other types of break fronts with removable pieces. However, anything you can remove, you should. For example, you of course want to remove all dishware,  china and personal items from the cabinet. Then:

  • You should remove the shelving. This will lighten the cabinet and allow for you to pack those items separately. Wrap wooden or glass shelving with a moving blanket, then a few layers of bubble wrap. Do not put bubble wrap directly on wood or glass, as it can leave marks. 
  • Unhinge and remove all china cabinet doors. You'll need to wrap the doors separately, again with furniture pads and strong packing tape to secure the pads to the doors. 
  • Wrap the the entire cabinet in furniture pads. You'll follow the same method as when you wrapped the doors, securing the pads with packing tape. You'll need a few strong helpers to tilt the cabinet so you can then wrap the legs. 

For more information, you can check out our guide on  packing a china cabinet

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