Books are very valuable items. Therefore, it is difficult to part with them when you move. You should decide what book is important for you and what to sell, donate and discard before you move.
For some people books are of special importance, reminding them about their childhood, colleague, important people.
If you are a book lover planning a move who does not know how properly pack your books during a move, then this article is for you. These useful tips will help you organize your favorite books in an as most efficient and reliable way as possible.
Tools and Supplies You May Need to Pack Your Books
- Cardboard boxes
- Packing paper and tape
- Sheets of cardboard
- Additional items
How to Pack Books?
1) Clear Your Bookshelves
This is the first thing. Clear your bookshelves from the books that have been lingering on them. Do it in advance (2-3 months before your move). You should sort your book collection to see which ones you are going to take with you to a new place and which ones not.
2) Pile Books
Once you have sorted the books, arrange them a pile to see how many books you have. It will help you to understand how many cardboard boxes you need to pack your books.
3) Small Boxes
The best way to pack books is with the help of small boxes. Firstly, it will be easier for you to pick up a box with books as well as will be more comfortable to pack them into a truck. Place some moving paper on the bottom of the boxes.
4) Pack Your Books
How to pack books in boxes? Start with the biggest ones. Place them on the bottom of your box, and then add mid-sized and small books.
5) Use Any Space
Use any space in between your books. Fill it with the other items you are going to take with you (underwear, dish towels, socks, small toys, etc.)
6) Seal Your Boxes
Books are very heavy. Therefore, your task will be to make sure your boxes are sealed tightly and securely. When you finish packing your books into the box, seal the box with packing tape.
7) Label Every Box
It is highly important to label boxes, as it will help you to know where the most essential books are. Labeled boxes will let your movers know exactly where your boxes should go when they arrive to a new place.
Books very important items in our life. Therefore, it is so difficult to part with them. For some people books have a special meaning, reminding them about childhood, old friends or important life events. So, if you decide to relocate to a new place, take care of your book and make sure you pack them in a safe, efficient and reliable way.