Tips for Moving Books and Collectibles


Preserving Memories with NCMSS

Moving can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to packing and transporting delicate items like books and collectibles. Whether you’re an avid reader with an extensive library or a passionate collector of memorabilia, proper handling and packing are essential to ensure that your cherished items arrive at your new home safe and sound. At NCMSS, we understand the importance of preserving your memories, which is why we’ve compiled a list of helpful tips for moving books and collectibles with care and confidence.


  1. Plan Ahead: Before you start packing, take the time to assess your collection and create a detailed inventory of your books and collectibles. This will help you determine how much packing materials you’ll need and develop a strategy for packing and organizing your items.


  1. Gather Packing Supplies: Invest in high-quality packing supplies to protect your books and collectibles during transit. This includes sturdy boxes in various sizes, packing paper, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and packing tape.


  1. Properly Pack Books: When packing books, place them vertically in small to medium-sized boxes to prevent them from shifting during transit. Fill any empty spaces with packing paper or bubble wrap to provide cushioning and support. Be mindful of the weight of the boxes and avoid overpacking to prevent strain on the box and potential damage to your books.


  1. Protect Collectibles: For delicate collectibles such as figurines, artwork, or fragile items, wrap each piece individually in bubble wrap and secure it with packing tape. Place them in sturdy boxes lined with packing paper or foam peanuts, and label the boxes as “fragile” to alert the movers to handle them with care.


  1. Label Boxes Clearly: To make unpacking easier, label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. This will help you and your movers identify where each box should go in your new home and prioritize unpacking.


  1. Consider Climate-Controlled Storage: If you’re moving long-distance or temporarily downsizing, consider storing your books and collectibles in a climate-controlled storage unit. This will help protect them from fluctuations in temperature and humidity that can cause damage over time.


  1. Hire Professional Movers: Finally, consider hiring professional movers like NCMSS to handle the packing, transportation, and unpacking of your books and collectibles. Our experienced team will ensure that your precious belongings are handled with care and arrive safely at your new home.


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With these tips and the expertise of NCMSS, you can rest assured that your books and collectibles will be in good hands during your move. Contact us today to learn more about our moving services and how we can help you preserve your memories.