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Safely store your books in self storage

Books can transport us from our existing world to one of fantasy.

Although digital publications have become extremely popular in recent years, for many people books carry a lot of emotional value. They can also be expensive and so eager readers tend to hold on to them, storing them in cupboards, in the garage or in various other places around the home.

The problem is that books can quickly clutter up the household and so more and more people are looking towards self storage to safely store their favourite novels or publications.

Do you know how to store books properly so that they are kept in the best condition possible? Here are a few tips to help you along.

How to prepare your books for storage

Prior to packing your books away in a self storage unit, make sure to clean them with a dust rag or a soft brush. Focus on all areas of the book, such as the binding, and not just the cover. Dust and dirt accumulate in these areas and can be transferred to other books, ruining them over time. 

It goes without saying, but it’s important to keep your books away from any moisture. If a book feels damp, rather place it in a dry space until it has completely dried out - storing a damp book leads to mold and mildew.

Packing and organising your books in storage

You may want to consider wrapping each book in a layer of protective material such as a cloth or bubble-wrap. Don’t use newspaper or plastic sheets as the ink from the newspaper can stain while plastic sheets can create a build-up of moisture. At Stor-age we sell a wide range of packing materials on site.

Make use of strong boxes or containers and either pack them flat or stand them on their sides to avoid damaging the edges. Never pack your books on their spines or front edges and don’t stack any heavy boxes on top of them. 

If you’re looking for a safe place to store your book collection, why not give us a call on 0861 18 18 18 or get an instant self storage quote on our website.


Posted by Stor-Age Self Storage - 05 July 2019 | Tips And Hints