Your silverware deserves special care when packing. You’ll want to carefully pack silver to protect precious metals and ensure sharp knives and forks don’t injure movers during handling.
Because air can cause silverware to tarnish, all silver pieces should be wrapped completely in clean, unprinted packing or tissue paper. These should be packed into your dish packs with plates, bowls and serving dishes to be sure they are not displaced. Your loose silverware should be wrapped in sets with clear plastic, tissue or packing paper.
If silverware is in a chest, you still might want to wrap the pieces individually and reposition them in the chest. Or, fill in all empty spaces in the chest with tissue paper or paper towels then wrap the chest with a large bath towel.
Use caution when packing knives. Improperly packed knives can pose a safety risk to your family, your movers and adjacent goods.