CLEAR OFF THE KITCHEN TABLE. Packing is a great deal easier and far less
tiring if you work conveniently on a table. Therefore, the first thing to do is to clear off
your kitchen table. Then you can lay out a sizable quantity of opened-up wrapping
paper flat on the table.
PICK-OUT A CARTON. Choose a good, solid, medium sized carton for packing
breakables. Before starting to pack, crumple-up some newspaper and line the
bottom of the carton with plenty of wadded-up paper for added cushioning and
protection against breakage. Make sure the bottom is well-sealed with plenty of
|Packing Dishes, Flatware:
Lay a plate in the center of your bundle of wrapping paper. Grasp the corner
nearest you of two sheets of wrapping paper.
Cover the plate by pulling the two sheets of wrapping paper over the dish. Now
place another plate on top of the first dish.
Pull another corner of the same two sheets of paper over the dishes, covering
them completely. Depending on the size of the dishes, you may want to add
another dish or two to the stack, repeating the procedure with the third and fourth
corners of the wrapping paper.
When the dishes are all enclosed, turn the whole bundle over and, using a
couple more sheets of wrapping paper repeat the entire process again with two
more sheets of paper. When this is done, your dishes will be doubly-wrapped.
Seal-up the bundle with sealing tape.
When packing a bundle of flat dishes in the carton, always stand them on edge.
Do not lay dishes flat! Flatware has more strength and can withstand more
weight and stress when stood on edge.
Liquor cartons which contain dividers are especially well-suited for packing and
protecting valuable glassware, vases, small figurines, and other similar objects.
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