How to Store a Silver Tea Set

Store a silver tea set like this properly to avoid tarnishing.
Store a silver tea set like this properly to avoid tarnishing. (Image: Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Because silver tea sets are precious commodities, most people want to display their sets for the world to see. But when it comes time to store those sets, say in a move or for long-term storage, special steps need to be taken. Otherwise, the silver may tarnish, which can be difficult to remove. Taking a few steps will minimize any problems.

Things You'll Need

  • Microfiber towels
  • Silver polish
  • Silver flatware bag
  • Silver storage bags
  • Air-tight case

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Apply a dab of the silver polish to the microfiber towel, and dampen the polish and towel slightly with some water. Apply the polish to the silver tea set, using a small amount of pressure and working the polish in a circular motion.

Wash off the silver pieces using warm water. Pat the pieces dry using a microfiber towel, making sure there is no water on the silver or inside of the tea pot or cups.

Unroll the silver flatware bag on a clean work surface. Put the spoons and other flatware items from the tea set into the bag, then roll it up tight to keep air out of the bag.

Place each piece from the tea set into its own silver storage bag, then tighten the drawstring on the bags with your hands. Place the silver bags and the silver flatware bags carefully into the airtight container. Seal the container and carefully move it to its storage location.

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