Tips for moving when you have lots of books

As moving house is generally regarded as one of the most stressful activities out there, it’s important to make life as easy as possible for yourself on the run up to removal day. If you are a keen reader and have lots of books to transport, here are some tips for you:

  1. Declutter shelves before the move

The less books you have to move the better. Changing house provides the perfect opportunity to get rid of books you are never going to read or reread again. Go through your collection and remove any that fit this category and donate them to a charity shop or sell them online.

  1. Pack up early

Books are items that can be boxed up relatively early in the packing process as they do not need to be easily accessible in the days immediately before you move. Packing books first can also create a psychological boost that some of the packing is already done!

  1. Label boxes

As with all items that you are packing, clear labelling is key. If you intend for books to be spread across multiple rooms, for example in the living room as well as in an office, then label them as such. This will help removal company staff put them in the correct place in your new home and speed up the unpacking process too.

  1. Think about box size

Whilst it may be tempting to put all your books in one big box, it is worth remembering that books are generally heavy, especially if you have lots of hardbacks. Pack them in manageable amounts – if you are using a professional company to help you move then they will be able to advise you on this.

AR Removals offer domestic and commercial removals throughout the Yorkshire region. We are highly experienced in helping people to move house meaning we know how to pack, move and unload items quickly and efficiently. For more information or to get a free, no obligation quote please get in touch today on 01924 371164.

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