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Best Tips and Tricks For Packing Your Books For Moving

Best Tips and Tricks For Packing Your Books For Moving

When moving books there are many important factors that you need to consider. Generally speaking most people choose cardboard boxes as the best boxes for moving books, because they are strong, low cost and easily accessible from an online specialist. They are the most environmentally friendly option too as they are recyclable, when compared with plastic boxes which are often only used once before being thrown out.

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What do you need to consider when packing books?

  • The first thing that you’ll need to consider when packing books is how many book moving boxes you are going to need for the job. This will be a case of calculating how many books you have in total and the amount of space in each box and therefore how many books on average will fit into each box. If you buy a few spare boxes just in case, this is usually a wise idea.

  • When packing books, always use strong double walled cardboard boxes for the job. They are the strongest heavy duty boxes available and so they will be able to hold the weight of books inside of them without breaking, plus they will protect the books that you put into them. Strong boxes are better for stacking on top of one another in a removal lorry too, plus you can re use them in future for other purposes.

  • When it comes to choosing the best box size for books, always pick medium sized packing boxes for the job. This is how to pack books for moving. The reason for this is because books can become very heavy when there are lots of them collectively. If you use a large box with lots of books inside of it, this will be too heavy to carry and it will become impractical. Medium sized boxes ensure that you can only fit a select number of books into each box, and so they will never become too heavy to move. It will make your move go faster and easier.

  • The next thing to consider is that you will need some protective packaging for your books when packing house for moving. This will ensure that your books arrive in perfect condition at the new location, which is especially important if you have expensive or vintage books, or books that mean a lot to you. Bubble wrap is the best option, as it will protect the book cover from knocks and scratches, and it will also protect the books from water damage if it rains because bubble wrap is waterproof. This is very important as rain would completely destroy a box full of books. Another option is to wrap the boxes with cling film or stretch wrap on the outside, which would also waterproof the boxes. However this wouldn’t protect them from knocks and scratches, so you’d have to be extra careful.

  • Strong packing tape will be required to secure the boxes shut, because books can weigh so much and you want to ensure that the boxes stay shut throughout the duration of the move.

  • When it comes to carrying a heavy box which is full of books, always be careful with the technique when picking up the box. Bend your knees and keep your back straight, do not bend your back otherwise you can cause yourself some muscular or spinal damage. This would ruin your house move and cause you pain for a long time to come. If you feel that a box is too heavy, don’t be afraid to ask for help from another person.

  • It is a good idea to write on the outside of the boxes when you have packed up the books, to say what is inside of the box, and also write that the box contains fragile items. This is especially important if you are using a removal company to assist with your move, so that they know to take extra care when moving those boxes.


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