Around the House | November 1, 2019
Nothing compares to reading a good book. Opening a good bound book, taking the time to relax and escape into it will always be an enjoyable time. Even with the popularity of e-books, people still have large book collections from children’s books to cook books in their homes. Books are great to have, enjoy and read, but they do take up a lot of space. There is always a need for a good book storage solution.
Watch this video for quick book storage tips!
Are you interested in learning how to protect books in storage as well as how to store book in a storage unit and at home? Read below!
The larger the collection of books, the harder it is to keep organized and even to replace them. It is important to properly prepare and pack the books so they stay in good condition. Below are some tips for storing books in a storage unit:
Pack books in small or medium size boxes or plastic containers
Never wrap books in plastic bags, plastic wrap or foil, as this can trap moisture in result in mold. Wrap each book in a paper towel or cloth wrap to protect the surface from dirt or residue buildup.
For rare or limited edition books you will want to take special care when placing in storage. Special or limited edition books can be very expensive and hard to replace. Special care needs to be given to these types of books. Store rare books in custom sleeves for added protection.
Store similar size books together, laying them flat in the box. Do not stand the books in the box on their spines as this can damage the spines over time. Put the heaviest books at the bottom of the container and pack paperbacks tightly.
Carefully seal the boxes with packing tape. For ease of finding the box, label all four sizes of the boxes noting the content.
A storage unit that can control the client will protect your books from fluctuations in temperature. This is important when storing books, as fluctuations in temperature can age the books.
There are so many great ideas for storing books. Depending on the amount of storage space in a home, some people are able to store books in home libraries, while others have to be creative with their book storage ideas.
A storage unit is a great place to store excess books and other household storage items. ezStorage has a variety of climate controlled storage units from 5×5 to 10×30 that are perfect for storing everything from comic book collections to excess cookbooks. Our storage facilities are located all throughout Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia.
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