Safely Store and Protect China and Flatware
Delicate china and silverware heirlooms get treated with the utmost care when they’re being used or on display. Because of their sentimental and monetary value, it’s important to utilize the same degree of care when storing and packing them.
If your china or flatware is something you use semi-regularly, protective packing sheets can be helpful to prevent scratches and chipping when stacking and storing them. Thin pieces of foam or durable fabric sections can keep them accessible but protected. If storage space is limited and your nicer wares share space with daily-use items, more substantial materials can be used to protect against the in-and-out of the other items. Things like economical packaging foam with an eggcrate cushion pattern or bubble wrap can offer extra protection over rags or paper towel wrappings.
For long-term storage or moving, going another step further and using thicker, more durable foams like the type used to cushion furniture can absorb impact and shocks and help keep everything safe and sound. Microfiber cloths are also useful for wrapping utensils since they won’t leave dust or lint that needs to be cleaned later.
Fortunately, all these materials are affordable, and considering the value of the things you’re protecting, are well worth the investment.