Many people assume that packing books is easy, but Perth removalists often find that this is actually a tricky area. Books can quickly become heavy, and there is a risk of covers or spines being damaged by improper packing. Fortunately, we have some removalists Perth pro tips to help you pack your books safely.
Get the Right Boxes
One of the main advantages of using removalists in Perth is that you can gain access to the right packing materials. If you’re handling the packing yourself, you need to ensure you have the right boxes for your books. While you need boxes that are large enough to handle big books, the box shouldn’t be too large, or you risk it becoming overly heavy. The ideal box size is 30 centimetres cubed, and it should be sturdy enough to support the substantial weight of your books.
Books can easily collect dust, and you won’t want to release a dusty cloud when you start unpacking in your new home or business. So, you’ll need to get cleaning before you pack any books. Wipe any dust from the covers and spines of each book. This will also help to protect your delicate books from small scratches caused by debris shifting during transit.
Pack Face Down
When you start packing your box of books, put the heaviest books in first. This will help to keep the centre of gravity of the box low, to make it easier to carry and stack. Each book should be placed flat and face down in the box. This will not only help to spread the weight evenly across the box but also reduce the pressure on any corners or single point.
Fill the Gap
While you don’t want to pack books to the very top of the box, as you risk damage to the books in the top layer, you need the box to be full to support the structure of the box. So, leave a gap at the top of the box to provide breathing space for your books, but it should be filled with loose packing material. You should also fill any gaps in the box where the books may be different sizes. This will prevent shifting during transit to protect your books from potential damage.
Secure Your Box
Finally, you need to secure your box. Tape the bottom, top and other seams of the box. The amount of tape needed will depend on the weight of your box and its quality. If you’re unsure, err on the side of caution and be generous with the tape. Label your box clearly, and you may prefer to keep your books separate in different genres. This will make it easier to get organised when you start unpacking at your new home or business premises.
If you’re considering moving and need Perth removalists, you should contact us. We are experienced removalists and would be delighted to answer any queries or questions to make your move as stress free as possible.