In part I of this series we talked about how to pack up your China, dishware, cups, and silverware. In part II, we will discuss how to pack up other parts of your dining room to ensure that each piece arrives at its new destination safely.
Packing Up Your Lamps and Chandelier
If you have lamps in your dining room, you need to pay special attention to them when packing them up. While you may think it best to move the items as a whole piece, this is not recommended.
You should take the lampshade off, remove the bulb, and prep the bottom of the lamp base to ensure a safe arrival. To start, grab the lamp base and wrap it up in bubble wrap or newspaper to provide a cushion and padding. You should secure the padding with tape.
The light bulb should be tossed out if it does not work anymore. If it does, you should place it with other bulbs you plan to take with you and wrap it in bubble wrap.