Keep your treasured books safely with book packaging
Tablets and e-book readers are the most convenient and easiest way of keeping a collection of your favorite books and that too in a very small space. Nevertheless, there are still people who prefer original paperbacks or hardcover books to the now trending e-books. In fact, print books are still dominating the reading industry with very few people shifting to e-books.
The addictive smell of new paper and the captivating fragrance of ink on paper is completely unparalleled and irreplaceable. There is a certain sentimental and nostalgic journey attached to flipping through the pages of a book.
Having the essential and proper packing materials is very important while you are packing your books. Small compact cardboard boxes should be your first preference. These boxes with corrugated designs are very sturdy and thus have the power to absorb in greater impact. Also, it is wise to choose boxes which are small in size.
This is mainly due to the fact that the books you will be packing have quite some weight of their own. You don’t want the big boxes to add on to the weight and make it extra difficult for you to carry them. Since your boxes will be completely filled with heavy books, it may so happen that the box bottoms give out leaving your books damaged. To prevent that from happening, make sure that you completely strengthen the bottom of the box with lots of layers of tapes related to packing. Getting through all the seams is very crucial.
Sort your books based on size, type and packaging
The first thing that you need to do before putting your books into the box is sorting and organizing them based on their size. All the books of same size and shape should be grouped together. You want the books to be arranged into a line and would not prefer any book to be sticking out of line making it vulnerable and easy to damage.
It is also suggested that you separately organize the paperback books to the hardcover books. This is owing to the fact that the two types of the book require separate packing style.
Hardcover books always require being organized spine by spine. Not only this, make sure that the spine of these hardcover books has its face towards the walls of your cardboard packaging boxes.
This is because the walls of these cardboard boxes provide support and protection for your books which are a must while you are moving the books from one place to another as it would stop the collapsing of the spine of the books. If you pack your hardcover books by making their spine face upwards, their bindings will sag and collapse under their very own weight thus resulting in an absolute damage of your precious books. On the other hand, you can pack your paperbacks easily by merely stacking them in a vertical manner in the box. They are not easily damaged.
Take extra care of your favorite and special books and its packaging
For an absolute bookworm, all the books hold equal importance and are thus equally taken care of. Even then there are still books which a book worm holds dearer to his heart compared to the other books. These books have a certain amount of sentimental value or some other values attached to it which make it a tad bit extra special for the reader. Thus, the readers take extra measures and protections while packing these books. They wrap these books in many layers of packing papers before they are completely satisfied with its safety.
It is also advised that to take a little extra care of your favorite books, you can pack each of them separately so as to protect them from dust, dirt and other particles which might pose a threat of staining the surface. Once you have wrapped up all these books with proper care and protection, you can arrange them based on size and pack them in a separate box to ensure extra protection.
Fill the boxes completely to prevent shifting of books or packaging of them
Even if you have filled the inside of your box to the brim with books, it might so happen that there are still spaces, and voids left inside the box which is too small to fit in books yet is still enough that the books inside might move from their places. It is crucial that you fill these voids if you don’t want the books to shift and move from their places during the moving process. You can use crushed and unused packing papers to fill these voids.
Thus, following these tips will help you to pack your most precious and treasured books like a complete pro.