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Moving a China Cabinet

Glass china cabinets are an attractive and classic home accent when filled with heirloom dishware or ornate crystal. However, transporting them can be a pain in the behind. They have many fragile pieces of glass or crystal that needs the proper care and consideration during relocation. If you don’t have a professional mover like Bekins Moving Solutions on your side, make sure you read through this guide so your china cabinet makes it to your new location in one piece. If you decide that you need assistance, Bekins Moving Solutions has the moving knowledge and experience to get everything, including your china cabinet, to your new home in flawless condition.

Empty Your Cabinet

About a day or so before you want to move your china cabinet, take all your items out and individually wrap in layers of bubble wrap and paper. Place each item in a box and layer with paper and additional sheets of bubble wrap. Label the box fragile and make sure to keep all heavy boxes or items off of that labeled box.

Disassemble Your Cabinet

The first step in moving a china cabinet is to disassemble all of the loose parts. Utilize a plastic bag to keep all loose screws and tiny parts together. Tape this bag to the inside of your china cabinet or in one of the drawers so reassembling your china cabinet is stress free when you reach your destination.

Packing Your Cabinet

Packing your cabinet is a time consuming process, but necessary to ensure the safety of your china cabinet. Complete the following steps:

  • Assess the number of disassembled parts you have that are attached to the cabinet.
  • Any smaller pieces that can be removed, such as knobs or glass shelves should be wrapped and placed together.
  • The great majority of china cabinets have two big parts: the top part with the glass shelves, and the bottom part, which is usually just wooden drawers. The upper and lower parts of the china cabinet should be separated for easier moving.
  • The wooden parts of the cabinet should be wrapped to protect it from scratches or scuffs.
  • Any remaining glass should be wrapped in packing tape with cardboard covering the glass.
  • Then the entire portion should be covered in furniture padding to get it ready for loading.

If you are having issues with any of these steps, don’t try to wing it. Call a professional mover like Bekins Moving Solutions to assist you with properly packing your china cabinet. Trying any other method may result in damage to your china cabinet.

For more information about how to move your china cabinet, contact the experts at Bekins Moving Solutions. Call (877) 594-1187 for your free moving quote!

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