A book can transport you to a different world; the physical text resides in this one, however, so it’s important to take care of your collection. Whether you are moving to a new location, looking to clear up some space around the house, or trying to organize your collection, there are a few helpful steps you can follow. Here is a look at how to store your books.
Keep Them Organized
Staying organized can be challenging for many readers, especially those who have extensive book collections. The bigger your collection, however, the more options you have when it comes to organization. You may choose to store your books on multiple shelves, or you may find one large bookcase that can fit your entire roster. Some organize their books by author, while others separate by genre. Store your books flat or upright so you can easily see the title and author; think about what will be most convenient for you when organizing your books.
Clean Your Space
You may enjoy the charm and character of a clearly worn book, but you should still do what you can to take care of your collection. You can use custom sleeves to protect your more valuable books, but there are simple steps you can take to keep your entire collection in top shape. Make sure you keep dust from building up by cleaning your library regularly, and do what you can to control the environment of the room.
Use a Storage Unit
Organization and cleanliness are important when it comes to keeping your collection together, but other factors become important when you store it away. Keep heavy books near the bottom of the pile, and keep your boxes on top of shelves when you can. Avoid plastic wrap, and lay books flat when packing.
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