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How to Pack Knickknacks for a Move

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You know that drawer in your house is the one that is full of small and delicate household things that are not sure how to pack. And you might still want to bring those home decors with you to your new home. However, packing home decors and other decorative knickknacks is relatively a simple process. Here are some tips for packing knickknacks. Let's have a look!

Pack Knickknacks for a Move

Packing materials required to pack decorative knickknacks

When packing up your knickknacks, there are a few items you'll need:

  • A stack of clean packing paper or unprinted newsprint
  • Some plastic bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • A 2-cubic-foot or "small" box, or larger, if necessary
  • A roll of packing tape
  • A permanent marker

Packing figurines, idols and other home decors:

You may have many odds and ends like figurines, idols, kid's meal toys, etc. in your house to move. So, you can simply wrap them in a packing paper and place them in a box. If you aren't risking damage to them, similar items can be placed together at one corner of a sheet of packing paper and rolled up, tucking the paper in as you go.

Packing small and other delicate items

For smaller items like jacks, army men, costume jewelry, etc. you can simply keep them in plastic bags before you wrap them up. Place everything in a box or carton, padded with packing paper that satisfies your spatial requirements (though anything larger than a medium carton is not recommended).

Delicate items or the collectables should be wrapped in bubble wrap. Once you wrapped the item in bubble wrap, tape the wrap to itself, not to the item, so you don't damage it or leave a gummy residue on it. Next, wrap it in a few sheets of packing paper and keep it in a moving box.

Make sure to place the delicate items on the top of the box. For extra protection, place a layer of packing paper on top of everything as cushioning. Then, close the box and seal it with packing tape. Finish by labeling the box with its contents and destination.

Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on April 15, 2010

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