Long-distance moves often pose a problem for book lovers. Packing an extensive collection of hard and softcover texts is tough work and can be expensive. Learn how to protect your library on their cross-country journey by packing them efficiently.
Prepare to Move Your Books
Do Not Overpack Your Boxes
Overpacking boxes makes them difficult to carry and likely to rupture if dropped. Do yourself a favor and keep the weight of each box to 30 pounds or less (remember who will be lifting them!). Partially fill each container. Pack lightweight items like clothing and linens on top and into any open spaces to prevent shifting.
Individually Wrap Special Editions
For special hardcover copies or photo albums, individually wrap them in acid-free paper. Do not wedge them tightly in the box. It can break the spines. Use bubble wrap or packing paper to fill voids instead. You can also place stiff cardboard dividers between each book to keep the spines straight.
3 Ways to Pack Books in a Box
How NOT to Pack Books
Avoid putting a book in with the pages down and the spine up. The book’s hardcover cannot shield if the top of the box gets crushed. The weight causes damage to the inside sheets and spine. It takes a long time to build an extensive personal library. Protect it by packing your books with care. Guarantee they make the long journey safely.
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