Sharp knives can cause injuries or damage to other utensils and the box if they are not packed properly. After they are thoroughly cleaned and dried, it is advisable to place the blade of each knife into a properly sized cardboard sleeve and make sure that the tip of the knife is well inside the cardboard sleeve. The sleeves can be made by carefully folding a piece of thin cardboard over the blade to properly size it and holding it together with sturdy tape. After the sharp knives are all in sleeves, they can be placed in the utensil tray or a separate small box to keep them together in the storage box.
The larger serving utensils can be packed in a similar manner as the eating utensils. All sharp or pointy parts should be sleeved or in some other way kept from causing injury to people or damage to other items. An option for keeping utensils together in the storage box is to use a towel to roll several of them together. To do this, place one utensil on the towel and roll it until it is covered. Then, place another one in the same towel and roll until it is covered. This process can continue until there is not enough of the towel left to cover another utensil.
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