How to pack knifes properly for everyones safety.
HOW TO PACK YOUR KNIFES How to pack knives when moving: Step-by-step The moment you have gathered the knives packing materials, prepared the cardboard boxes and sorted out your sharp kitchen objects, it’s time to pack your kitchen knives for a move. If you keep those sharp cutlery pieces in a knife block, you can pack them together with that cutlery block (the packing method is explained further below), but right now let’s focus on packing indivStep 1. Position your stack of unprinted packing paper on the kitchen table or counter. Step 2. Gather several knives that are similar in size and purpose. Step 3. Place one knife at an angle near one edge of the paper stack, then take a few (3-4) sheets of paper and roll them diagonally over the knife multiple times until the sharp object is completely covered in paper. Step 4. Add another knife with its blade pointing in the opposite direction of the first cutlery piece, then continue to roll the paper until the second knife is covered in packing paper as well. Step 5. Add another knife to the bundle, and then yet another until you run out of paper. Step 6. Tuck in the ends of the packing paper to form a tight bundle and don’t forget to alternate the direction of the blades as you keep wrapping them. In most cases, one paper bundle will hold around 4 or 5 knives depending on their size. Step 7. Finish wrapping the bundle and take a look at it – it should resemble a roll of knives in packing paper where each knife is wrapped up individually. When you’re ready, there should be at least 20 sheets of paper that cover the knife blades, which will be enough to eliminate any chance of accidents during the actual transportation. Step 8. Use packing tape to secure the bundle and keep it from unwrapping itself during transport. Step 9. Take the permanent marker and write KNIVES on the paper bundle. Step 10. Transfer each paper bundle containing your kitchen knives into the cardboard box you have prepared for the sharp objects. Once the box is full, fill up any empty spaces using crumpled paper or old pieces of clothing so that no shifting occurs inside the box during the haul. Step 11. Close the box and seal it with packing tape. Step 12. Label the box clearly on at least two sides, write KNIVES, KITCHEN, and HANDLE WITH CARE How to pack glasses for moving How to pack knives in a knife block when moving If your set of knives is already inside its own knife block, then you should wrap them as they are without getting them out of the cutlery block. Here’s how to pack a knife block for moving: Step 1. Apply tape to secure the knives inside the block so that the sharp objects won’t slip out of the block during transport. Make sure you use several pieces of packing tape from various angles, starting from one side of the knife block over the knife handles, and finishing on the other side of the block. Step 2. Place the knife block sideways in the middle of the paper stack, then roll a few sheets over it from all four edges as if wrapping a present. Step 3. Wrap the paper-wrapped knife block in one or two sheets of bubble wrap for extra protection. Step 4. Transfer the protected cutlery block to the bottom of the moving box that contains other kitchen items, including your bundle-wrapped kitchen knives. Great packing tips for your move Safety tips when packing knives for a move Finally, here are a few knives packing tips that will help you stay safe throughout the move: Cover the blades of larger and sharper knives with pieces of bubble wrap, use tape to keep the plastic material in place, and then wrap those knives in packing paper as detailed above. Pack butter knives in secured bundles of four, the way you would pack your cutlery pieces. Consider packing your knives in old towels or other pieces of clothing but make sure you have protected the blades first with bubble wrap to prevent damage to the cloths. Be extra cautious when packing knives simply because they can easily hurt you. ALWAYS touch your kitchen knives on their handles, not on their blades and cutting edges.