packing silver

How to Pack Silver

  • Because air causes silver to tarnish, all silver pieces should be enclosed completely in clean tissue paper or plastic wrap. Holloware – including bowls, tea sets and servicing dishes – should be wrapped carefully as fragile items and packed like china.
  • Loose flatware may be wrapped either individually or in sets, and in clear plastic or tissue.
  • 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. Wrap the chest with a large bath towel.