If you know, you know. Packing books is often tiresome, annoying, and difficult. But it doesn’t need to be if you plan accordingly and work efficiently! At Advance Moving and Storage, we are movers who are here to help you have the best move possible in Greenville, New Bern, Kinston, NC, and surrounding areas. We’re dedicated to making sure you get everything you need on your next move. Large and small moves welcome – whether you’re local, intrastate, or interstate – our courteous, experienced personnel are ready to help. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, no matter what you need, our dedicated staff is ready to help. Call Advance Moving and Storage, Inc. for all of your moving needs in Eastern NC.

Most Efficient Ways to Pack Books

There are lots of tips and tricks to packing books. 

  1. Trim your collection. This one is hard, but it’s a good reality check. Are you really going to read all those books? Ask yourself this question and answer earnestly. If you know you’re not going to, donate it! Local schools and secondhand bookshops are always looking for donations. 
  2. Work ahead of time! Packing is awful, and books in particular take a lot of work to fit into boxes. If you know you need to move, start packing ahead of time! It will save you time and energy in the near future. Perhaps do one shelf a day for a week? Eventually, you’ll see lots of empty spaces and want to get it all done. 
  3. Organize! Store boxes in books based on how you want to unpack them later. That may be by size, color, genre, or alphabetic order. No matter what you choose, however, make sure you stick to that order. Most importantly, LABEL YOUR BOXES!
  4. Boxes, Boxes, Boxes! Make sure the boxes you use are sturdy enough to handle heavy loads. These can be durable boxes from your local grocery or liquor store, or they can be professional boxes that are designed to handle books and heavy weight. Another option is to use plastic totes with lids or your rolling suitcases.
  5. Unpack books early. Often when we’re moving, unpacking books can be really daunting. Getting them out of the way is the best option. Out of sight, out of mind! And you can start reading faster!

Packing books is hard, but it’s not impossible. At Advance Moving and Storage, Inc., we specialize in making your move as easy as possible. With over 20 years of experience, we’re ready to help you settle in your new home with ease and comfort. Contact us today for all your moving and packing needs!