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One of the most important parts of moving has to do with how you pack specific items. This includes all of the special knives that are lying around at home.

You will want to be meticulous when it comes to the planning process and how you go about doing this. If you make mistakes here, the knives will get ruined.

Here are some of the most important knife care tips to think about as you start packing knives when moving. As long as you follow this advice, you will be well on your way to a smooth moving process.

Pack Each Knife Individually

You will have to take the time to pack each knife individually.

The goal is to take the knife and start wrapping it with a bit of packing paper. You will want to cover the entire blade to ensure it is not exposed from all sides.

From this point forward, you will want to do this for all of the blades. Be consistent when you are doing this to make things as simple as they need to be.

Organize the Knives

This is a common mistake that is made when moving: you end up taking all of the knives (i.e. butter knives, steak knives) and putting them in one box. This is not a good idea because it is going to become complicated to manage later on.

The best approach to take with something like this is to organize the knives in small groups.

This means you want to take the butter knives and separate them from the others. This will allow you to focus on the knives based on how they are used.

For example, you will have to be far more careful with a butcher knife than you would with a butter knife. This is something to keep in mind as you are organizing everything.

Use Bubble Wrap

It’s important to use bubble wrap when it comes to keeping things as simple as possible.

You have to pay attention to what you are doing and making sure the sharp blade is protected. If you do not take the time to do this, the chef knife can lose its sharpness and/or start tearing into things as it moves around.

This is something you don’t want to leave to chance, as that is how things go wrong. Instead, take the time to wrap each knife and then use the bubble wrap to create a secondary layer. This will make it easier to completely protect the knife and ensure it is in good shape during the move.

Final Thoughts

Packing knives is a delicate process and it has to be handled with a tremendous amount of care.

By following the advice given here, you are going to have a much easier time dealing with the knives and ensuring they get to where they’re going in one piece.

Make sure to plan each aspect of the packing process as that will ensure everything goes as planned.

We hope you found this blog post Tips For Packing Knives When Moving useful. Be sure to check out our post The Top 5 Pro Packing Tips to Make Your Moving Easier for more great tips!


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