While packing up your collection of books may seem like the easiest task on the packing list, it actually should take some care and consideration to ensure that your books get to your new home safely intact. Here are some tips on packing your books without risking damage to them:
There are a few methods you can use to pack up your books in boxes. The first is to pack them all standing upright with the spines facing the middle of the box. Another safe route is to pack them all lying flat on top of one another. You don’t want to pack them with the spines facing upwards towards the top of the box. If a heavy box is placed on top of your box of books, it ruin the spines.
Be mindful of how many books you are packing into each box. A single hardback book may not feel heavy, but try lifting a stack of eight or more all together. Books are one of the easiest items to pack too heavy without realizing it. Make sure to test out lifting each box while packing it to make sure they are light enough to carry without dropping them.
If you have a lot of heavy books that need to be packed, consider using a suitcase with wheels if you have one. This is a great way to carry a load of books without worrying so much about the weight or whether they may become damaged in cardboard boxes. Simply fill up your suitcase and roll it onto the truck.
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