Are you moving to your new house next week and not sure how to pack all your books scattered everywhere around the house?
Here's the step by step guide that will help you pack all the books in the best way possible. When you are packing for your move, it is very important to properly pack and protect your items, especially smaller ones to ensure they arrive at the new location safe and sound.
When it comes to packing your books, choose a box type that is designed to be used for different household items. This box type is one of the most common box sizes used during moves, and can be used for a wide variety of items. The size of the book box is usually 1.5 cubic feet and measures 16-3/8 x 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 in inches. The box is the smallest of the standard-sized boxes, and this is the reason it is the ideal choice for packing items of all shapes and sizes. The weight of the box itself is light and not heavy at all, but it can carry stuff of all sizes and weight.
But before you begin packing, make sure to add some crumpled packing paper at the bottom of the box before putting in your books. Carefully load all the books inside, and if there is any extra space at the top, fill that with more crumpled paper before sealing it. It is important to have the boxes closed firmly from top to bottom.
Here are a few quick tips to get started with packing:
1. Always pack books, files, or DVDs in a vertical position, with the spine pointed downwards. This position helps in protect the object during travel and also allows you to fit more books or items into the box. By Packing Books flat or spine down there will be less uneven pressure on the bindings.
2. Make sure you wrap all fragile items like picture frames in good packing paper before placing them in the box to protect them other neighboring items. Do not hesitate to wrap your favorite books in paper, especially if they are show pieces.
3. Do not pack all of your books in the boxes, put a few in your Family Survival Box or car for safe keeping and easy access. Make sure you leave a few reading options in case you need them just before and after your move, especially if you love books and can't do without your library. Have a few good books to read and place them in the same box you put your emergency supplies in, like contact information, cell phone chargers, medication, etc. Because being without a good book can be a disaster.
Follow these quick packing tips and you are all set for your upcoming move.
If you ever decide that you need any movers to pack the more complicated items at your home, feel free to reach out to the New Jersey moving company at Harrington Movers. We would be happy to assist you with your move in any way. We are based in Maplewood, New Jersey and provide moving and storage services throughout New Jersey, New York, and the entire country.