Silverware drawer full of utensils

Kitchen Packing: How to Pack Silverware and Knives

Utensil Packing 101

Once you have you packing paper all prepared, you can pack up your silverware and knives. This might seem like an easy task, but take care to follow the steps below to keep yourself (and a moving crew!) safe from sharp objects that might poke through a box.

Three steps to packing silverware and knives:


Easy Items First

Pantry items and silverware are fairly easy to pack as they only need to be wrapped in a sheet of paper and stuffed where they fit. As we stated in our previous article, packing your kitchen, extra attention should be given to wrapping the pointed ends of your silverware and knives.


Check for Items Needing More Care

Silverware should also be grouped together and wrapped up in a sheet or two of paper. With your pantry items, be sure to tighten all of the lids and check that no containers have cracks or holes. Be extra careful with the liquids and oils because if these spill or leak, it will get everywhere and possibly even seep through the box into other boxes and furniture.


Watch for Sharp Objects

Cutlery and other sharp items should be pointing in the same direction and labeled as “sharp” to avoid stabbing yourself; it’s also a good idea to wrap the ends of your bundled-up knives with a few layers of packing tape. It may be a pain to unwrap but is much better than slicing your hand open!
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