If you ask any book lover, they’ll tell you that you can never have too many books. However, it is possible to have too many books in your home.  

Before you get upset, this doesn’t mean that we’re encouraging you to get rid of them. However, it may be time to consider an alternative storage solution. The good news is that Wigwam has the perfect solutions for you. But before we get into that, it’s important to know how to pack and store your books correctly to avoid any damage.  

Here are a few tips on how to do just that:  

Give your books one last clean   

Cleaning books before putting them into storage is a vital step in protecting them from damage. Dust and dirt can accumulate on the pages and covers of your books – which can lead to the discolouration and deterioration of the pages over time. 

Organise your books before packing them  

Organising your books before placing them in storage can make it easier to find and access them when needed. A simple way to do this would be to sort them by author or genre. This also helps you to be mindful of what you already own when considering new purchases. 

Wrap each book with a protective covering  

Wrapping each book may be tedious, but it’s the most effective way to protect your books from damage. Protective covering such as plastic bags or acid-free paper can help prevent dust, moisture and other elements from damaging the covers and pages. 

Make sure that you have sturdy boxes 

Sturdy boxes are crucial when packing books for storage or transport. They provide a secure and protective environment for the books, preventing them from getting damaged. They also ensure a safe way of stacking your books, allowing you to save space in your storage unit. 

Pro Tip: Our team at Wigwam has made finding sturdy boxes easy by selling them at our packaging shop. 

Pack your boxes correctly  

Whether your previous efforts to protect your books were in vain is usually determined by how you pack your boxes. As long as they are never on their spine, the heaviest ones are at the bottom, and you don’t overfill the boxes, you and your books will be just fine. 

Putting your prized possessions into storage may seem daunting. I mean, they’re your prized possessions, after all. However, choosing a Wigwam storage location near you means that you’ll never be far away from them. To learn more about our offers, contact us today! Or visit our personal storage options to learn more. 

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