If you're moving house and handling your own packing then some items, like delicate china teapots, can be particularly tricky. Here we show you how to pack a teapot and what packing materials you will need to make sure it's well protected during your move.
how to pack a teeapot to move house
To pack your teapot to protect it from movement when you move house you will need:
- some packing paper
- a marker pen
Find out more about the kind of packing boxes you should use to load your teapot and other items.
- Remove the lid from the teapot, place on top of the packing paper and wrap tightly inside a couple of sheets of paper, making sure to tuck all the edges in as you go.
- Place your teapot on top of your stack of packing paper. Take a couple of sheets and roll them to form a tube. Wrap the tube around the body of the teapot, making sure to cover the spout and handle well. Add extra padding to the spout if necessary.
- Wrap the bundle in a couple of extra sheets of packing paper and place the lid on top. Wrap the teapot and lid in another couple of sheets of packing paper and tape the bundle together if necessary.
- Place your fully wrapped teapot in a box with items of a similar nature, then seal it up and mark it as 'fragile', labelling a few of the specific items in there so that a) your removal crew are fully aware of the contents when loading and unloading the truck and b) it makes life easier for you to unpack when you get into your new home as you'll know exactly what's inside the box.
For more tips on how to pack for your house move check out our packing videos page.
Looking for professional packing services?
If you're worried about packing fragile or fiddly items like teapots then choose a removal company that offers professional packing services.
Trained packers will use specially designed packing materials to expertly pack and wrap all your fragile items to minimise the risk of anything getting damaged in transit to your new home.