As you go about packing before your trusted interstate movers arrive, there may be a few things that you want to be more cautious with, such as sharp objects. Here are a few tips to packing things with edges or blades in order to avoid injury.
Wrap and Contain
If you have knives or swords, you should wrap or cover them or put them in their proper sheath. You may want to use old blankets or clothes for this, and for smaller silverware, you can use wax paper. This will prevent the blades from rubbing together so they don't get dull or scratched, and it will reduce the risk of you getting cut as you pack and unpack them.
Wear the Right Gear
Before you handle the sharp objects, it's a good idea to wear safety gloves. These can be purchased at your local hardware store. It's imperative that you wear your gloves as you reach into a box to unload your swords, because you will not be able to see the other blades beneath. You may also want to wear a thick jacket and protective eyewear for further protection.
Take extra care to seal the box that contains the sharp objects so nothing spills out if it falls or tips. Purchase a roll of moving tape and seal the top of the box shut with at least two layers. You may also want to reinforce the bottom of the box with an additional strip of tape.
Use a brightly colored marker to label boxes that have sharp objects - this will not only prevent you from reaching right in as you unpack, but it will also alert the movers to use extra caution.