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You’ve sorted your library and collected the requisite packaging materials. So far, it has gone well. So, how do you pack your books for a move?
INFRASTRUCTURE the bottom of each book box with tape to ensure that the carton can handle the heavy load. Tape the side seams of each box if possible. Bear in mind that as you stack books together, they become solid.
FOR Additional Security, LAY A CLEAN SHEET OF Wrapping PAPER ON THE BOTTOM OF THE BOOK Case.
GET STARTED With THE ACTUAL PACKING BY STARTING AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR BOOKCASE AND Making YOUR WAY UP. This technique is simpler and quicker, as well as less taxing on the back.
To cover precious books on the lane, wrap them in soft wrapping paper first. Do the same thing with old books that are prone to damage.
PICK the book packaging approach that you find the most straightforward and best (flat, vertical, spines down) – the one that just comes effortlessly to you.
USE the FLAT type of book packing for moving by laying the books flat and lining them neatly down the box’s edge. If at all practicable, place heavy books in the moving container first.
PACK BOOKS FOR A Transfer IN THE UPRIGHT Way by standing them upright with their loose pieces facing the side of the box.
When going, use the SPINES DOWN method of packing books for moving by arranging them with the spines facing down and the loose pieces facing you. Often pack your readers with their spines pointing upwards to avoid damaging the covers and causing your volumes to warp under the weight.
ARRANGE the books one by one, regardless of the book packaging process you’re using, just not too tightly, or they could get hurt unintentionally when you take them out after the transfer.
IF THE Room ALLOWS, START a second row after you’ve finished the first. If there isn’t enough amount of space for a second (or third) row of books, place the tomes horizontally, making sure that the pages of one book don’t touch another’s pages. If you don’t have any other options, use crushed paper to hold the two books apart.
To prevent needless movements and potential disruption to the books during transport, fill the book box’s remaining space with crumpled wrapping paper or bits of bubble wrap.
As soon as a moving box is filled with your volumes and immobilized with filling content. Then tape the box shut and lock the lids (flaps).
Use a permanent marker pen in order to write the contents of the package (BOOKS), the room it will be shipped to (LIVING ROOM, Study, HOME OFFICE), and any other helpful carrying directions you can think of.
USE wheeled travel suitcases to transport the heaviest books, such as encyclopedias or dictionaries that are heavy and overweight. It’s not realistic to buy new travel suitcases with wheels on the bottom to carry your books, but if you have any rolling bags lying around the building, you’re in luck.
Stuff your bulky books in a suitcase the same way you would a large moving crate. Suitcases, aren’t they just very robust boxes with wheels for fast transportation? Make it look like you’re packing your books for a trip to the beach by leaving the heaviest books for your wheeled companions.
VERIFY that the heavy contents of the suitcase aren’t shifting; if they do, use filling materials to keep them in place.
Rap UP the luggage and close it. You don’t even need to sign the luggage as an extra bonus.
Heavy books in suitcases: 4 steps
Using small and sturdy boxes to pack up your volumes will work great in most cases – after all, it’s the most common way to transport books between two homes. However, cardboard boxes are still quite susceptible to damage, especially when they are loaded beyond their weight limits.
You’ve got heavy books and you’ve got a suitcase. Get the idea?
Be mindful that while you’re packing books for shipping, the moving boxes tend to become very heavy in a matter of minutes. Even before you realize it, a carton may have exceeded the reasonable limit of 40 lbs. and will already be too heavy and considered unsafe for carrying around.
And that is exactly why using suitcases still remains the best way to pack heavy books when moving house.
How to pack heavy books for moving?
USE wheeled travel suitcases to move the heaviest volumes you own – such as thick and overweight encyclopedias or dictionaries. Purchasing new travel suitcases with wheels at the bottom to move your books is not reasonable, but if you do have any rolling suitcases lying around the house, then you’re in luck.
PACK your heavy books into a suitcase just like you would pack a big moving box. Aren’t suitcases simply very sturdy boxes with wheels for effortless transportation? Reserve your heaviest books for your wheeled companions and make believe you’re packing your books for a trip to the beach.
ENSURE the heavy volumes inside the suitcase are not shifting – if they are, use filling materials to immobilize them.
CLOSE the suitcase and zip it up. As an added bonus, you don’t even have to label the suitcase.