We are going to be making a short move in the next couple of weeks. Since it is so short, Mrs. JS and I will be moving most of the non-furniture items ourselves, especially the kitchen contents.
Are there any suggestions about how to pack the kitchen knives, the pots and pans, and the dishes? When I last moved, I didn't have anything nice enough to worry about, other than a few good cook's knives, which think I wrapped in a few sheets of newspaper and nestled in with clothes. That's probably not going to be as practical this time because of the logistics of this particular move. Mrs. JS was in pretty much the same boat when we moved her in after we got married last year.
For the dishes, we're dealing with not only the day-to-day dishes, but also our (read: her) wedding china. The china is in those cotton bags with the foam inserts between each piece. Good enough for 10 miles down the road, or not?
As for the pots and pans, I'm not concerned about the cast iron, but I'd like to avoid as much cosmetic damage as possible to the good cookware I've acquired over the years, so any advice on how to package and pack it is appreciated. Same for the knives.