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Ways to Secure Your Precious Books When Moving

You might have heard from other people about the nightmare they experienced when they used a Los Angeles moving company to move their collection of books. That is, they lost all of their books. But that shouldn’t happen to you if you use our trusted moving company — Elite Moving and Storage. 


Packing your books for your move can be challenging. Books can easily take up a lot of space in the boxes. The boxes can also get heavy. Then, when you arrive at your new home or apartment, unpacking them can be time-consuming if you failed to label the boxes properly. 


To make your move a lot easier just use our Los Angeles moving company. Meanwhile, as you decide when you wish to move and hire our company, here are some tips you can do to move your books safely and simply. 


Pack and Arrange Them Carefully 

If you don’t properly pack your books, they could get warped. Don’t pack them in a way that the pages are facing downward. Else, they will surely get damaged. What you must do is to pack them flat. In other words, the spine must be facing down. If there are gaps, fill them with paper so they won’t bow or shift when they are being transported. 

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Arrange the books carefully by packing them by genre or alphabetically. You should consider this way of arranging to make it easier for you to find a particular book when you unpack them later on. 


Donate Some of Your Books 

Pretty sure not all of your books are worth the effort to move them to your new place. You may no longer need some of them. In that case, you can just donate them to a library, school, or donation center. In that way, someone can still enjoy reading them. 


Did you know that you can earn money from your antique books? Yes, there are book lovers who love to collect old books and they’re willing to pay for them. Your old books might still be worth hundreds of dollars. Go to Amazon or other online websites that let you sell your books. 


Use Sturdy Boxes 

Once you know which books you wish to move to your new house and which ones have to be donated, you can start packing them. When you request boxes from us, we will give you those small yet sturdy boxes. 


Books aren’t heavy if you lift them one at a time. However, if you pack them in a group, they could get massive. That’s why we recommend our clients to use sturdy boxes. Make sure to secure them well using a few layers of tape. On the other hand, if you need to use larger boxes, you must avoid filling the box with books. Instead, mix them with your clothes and other items. We can also provide bubble wrap or paper by request. 


If you want to make the process a lot easier, you can just request us to pack them for you. It’s an additional charge but it’ll free up some of your time so you can do other important things. Call our Los Angeles moving company today to schedule your move (888) 693-9080. 

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