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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Danny and I am here to tell you to GET A MOVE ON. I'm not being rude. I am just trying to give you some great tips on how to move your stuff when you need to move house. I have moved house 8 times in the last 4 years, so when it comes to packing, moving and storing stuff, I know a thing or two. I was a complete novice when I started out but having hired some of the best moving and storage contractors in the country, I have learnt from the best. I hope you like my blog.


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A 5-Step Guide to Moving Your Books to a New House Without Damaging Them

Hazel Bailey

If you're a book nerd who values your home library, nothing is more painful than seeing your books get damaged. That's why it's important to take extra care when moving your books to your new house. Follow this step-by-step guide to prevent any ripped pages or bent spines.

Step 1: Streamline your book collection

Moving house is a great time to think about streamlining your book collection. If you have a lot of books you won't read again or your new home has less library space, consider downsizing and getting rid of some of your books. As you remove your books from their shelves, sort them into piles you want to keep and piles you want to donate or sell.

Step 2: Gather packing supplies

Once you know which books your moving, it's time to get your packing supplies ready. The five key supplies you'll need are boxes, packing fill, packing tape, and markers.

Step 3: Sort your books

Once you've settled on the books you want to move, it's time to start sorting them. It's best to sort your books by size or weight so that none of your bigger books damage your smaller copies. Large and heavy books are generally best packed upright in boxes. This will prevent the books from weighing down on each other during the move. Small and light books can either be packed upright or flat depending on your preference. 

Step 4: Pack your books

Next, it's time to pack up your books by stacking them according to weight and size. The goal is to prevent any books from shifting inside the box, so be sure to fill as much empty space as possible with your packing fill, be that paper or bubble wrap. Once each box is filled, wrap tape around the sides to ensure they don't burst open. Remember not to overfill each box, as this could cause them to tear open during the move. Finally, label each box with markers so you don't lose track of them.

Step 5: Move your books

Finally, it's time to move your books to their new home. Once you've loaded up all the boxes in your moving van, make sure they're well-secured so no books can knock around on the journey. And make sure you leave enough space on the top of your boxes to keep any valuable or fragile books safe. Once you get to your new home, try to unpack your books as soon as possible. This will ensure they don't get damaged by each other and prevent issues such as moisture accumulation, which can glue pages together.

Reach out to a furniture removalist for more tips.