Packing Jewelry

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A jewelry collection is one of the trickiest things to move. Since each piece of jewelry can be fragile and easily broken (not to mention expensive and sentimental), it is important to pack your collection the right way. Follow the advice below, and you can pack your jewelry like a professional mover.

What you'll need

In order to pack your jewelry the right way, you'll need the following items:
  • Jewelry box or other sturdy box
  • Stack of tissue paper
  • Sheets of packing paper
  • Paper pads
  • Moving blanket
  • Roll of packing tape
  • Permanent marker

How to pack your jewelry

The good thing about packing your jewelry is that you can keep all of your pieces in your jewelry box during the move. You just have to protect the items from getting damaged on the way to your new home. If you don't have a jewelry box, you can use any strong, sturdy box to hold your jewelry.

While it's advisable to leave all of your jewelry in a box, you will still need to protect the individual items inside. Watches, for instance, could use some extra protection. Simply take each watch and wrap it with tissue paper. This will help to preserve the delicate inner-mechanisms of the watch and prevent it from getting nicked or scratched by your other pieces. Any particularly delicate or expensive items should be given this treatment as well.

After protecting the individual pieces, you'll need to make the entire box stable, so nothing shifts around. This can be accomplished by stuffing tissue paper into each section or any other openings. Though you want to make sure nothing will move around, you don't want to put in so much paper that you can't open the drawers. If your jewelry box has a compartment for hanging necklaces, stuff plenty of tissue paper around the hooks so they necklaces won't fall off. You should cushion the bottom of the compartment as well.

Once your jewelry box is packed and padded, you'll need to wrap it up to protect the outside. If your box is small, you can wrap it in packing paper, like you would wrap a gift. Tape the ends of the paper to the rest of the package to ensure it stays protected. It can then be placed in a larger box with your other items. Just remember to label the box appropriately.

If you have a large, freestanding jewelry box, it should be packaged like any other piece of furniture. Wrap it with paper pads and packing tape, and label it appropriately. When putting your large jewelry box in the moving truck, cover it with a moving blanket to give it even more protection.

By following these tips, you can make sure your jewelry will be packaged in the best way possible. As long as your jewelry is packed the right way, it will be more likely to arrive undamaged.

  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on April 15, 2010

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