If you’ve got a large book collection, how do you plan to move them to your new home? Books may seem like an easy possession to pack for your next move, but without packing them correctly, it may not be as simple a task as you may think. One book may not weigh much, but a large collection of books can become extremely heavy quick! At Capitol Moving & Storage, we wanted to share with our clients 4 easy steps to pack books for your next move.
Gather the Necessary Supplies
When packing your books, you’ll need to invest in strong book boxes that can withstand the weight of multiple books. Additionally, you’ll need packing paper or newspapers to help separate rows of books and give those more valuable books extra protection. Once your book boxes are all packed up, be sure to use sturdy packing tape that will serve as added reinforcement to ensure that your boxes stay together throughout your next move. Lastly, be sure to label these boxes and reference that they are books so that our movers at Capitol Moving & Storage will handle them with extreme care.
Organize Your Books
It may take you longer to pack your books upfront, but making sure to organize your books will make things much easier when you arrive at your new home. Packing up books together will simplify the unpacking process.
Think Outside the Moving Box
While the standard cardboard box is an efficient way to pack books for your next move, it’s not the only way. One unique way to pack books is to utilize a suitcase. Utilizing a suitcase to move your books gives you a large space and the ability to transport the books on wheels. Using a suitcase with wheels will make transporting and packing books for your next move that much easier.
Heavy Books on the Bottom
Don’t just aimlessly pack your boxes or suitcase with books. Instead, be sure to pack the heavier books on the bottom of the box or suitcase. This will help reduce any potential damage that could occur during the transport to your new home. Additionally, we encourage you to keep the weight of the boxes filled with books to a total of 40 pounds or less.
If you’re preparing for your next move, be sure to follow these 4 steps to easily pack books. If you’d like to learn more about the proper ways to pack books, or if you’d like to request a professional moving quote from our team at Capitol Moving & Storage, give us a call today at (860) 282-4646 or email email@example.com.