In this article, our San Diego movers will give you the best Mover’s tips for packing books, on deciding which books make the move, as well as how to pack them safely. Our San Diego moving company, Move Central, Inc., knows how much you love your books, but moving books can be hard work, as well as costly so follow these tips to ensure a safe move for your beloved books.
Cull Your Collection
The first thing you need to know about moving books is that they are heavy. Though they are usually low in value, the sheer weight of books makes them more expensive to move than many other household items. We suggest that you take a hard look at your book collection and decide which ones you can’t live without, then give away or donate the rest.
Pack Them Securely
Once you know which books will make the move, get durable, medium-size boxes to place them in. Avoid large boxes, as they can become heavy and unwieldy quickly when packed with books. Place similarly-sized books in the same box with the spines facing down, as packing with the spines facing up may cause damage to the bindings, as well as creasing or crumpling of the pages.
Use Special Care For Special Books
If you have books that are rare, of high value, or are irreplaceable (like photo albums), you should wrap each one individually to ensure that it won’t become scratched or damaged during the move. Also separate each book using a piece of cardboard to keep the spines straight, and then pack them securely as described above.
Move Central movers, San Diego, hope these tips will help you move your books safely and easily. If you need any more help, contact us at any time.