How to store Old books in a storage unit?

Admin | December 9, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Storing books in a storage unit is a delicate process. We’re here to help make sure that your texts stay in great condition while they are in our facility, so we’ve outlined the steps to make sure your precious cargo stays in tip-top shape. Here’s what you’ll need: book storage bins, paper towels or archival paper, shelves and books!

Step 1: Organization

This is a step that will greatly benefit you when trying to find a certain text in your storage unit. Make sure that all similar content is boxed together in book storage bins. We recommend using small to medium boxes so there isn’t as much heavy lifting during the process of moving.

For documents or texts of different genres, try keeping important documents together in one, fun reading in another, etc. This makes it much easier to find exactly what you’re looking for. Shelving can be a great addition to this organizational tactic as well. And finally, make sure to stack books horizontally. Gravity and added weight from the other books can damage the spine. 

Step 2: Preservation

Don’t use newspaper to wrap your texts, as ink damages them. This is the most important part of keeping books in a self-storage facility. Instead, we recommend using paper towels or archival paper. This will ensure that novels don’t get dusty or rub on one another. Texts also need to be kept in a cool, dry climate. At Forney Self-Storage Facilities, we offer select climate-controlled units so that precious materials aren’t subject to extreme temperatures or any sort of moisture. 

Step 3: Security

Many book collections have a high value, whether it be monetary or sentimental. At Forney Self-Storage, we care about the things that mean the most to you. To preserve the value of your texts and books, we’d recommend keeping them in a self-storage unit with high-end security measures to avoid burglary and physical or element-related damage.

Forney self-storage is a secure, fenced and gated facility with more than 32 CCTV cameras operating 24/7. You can even lock and unlock your unit from your smartphone! Combine this with our state-of-the-art climate-control system (which includes a dehumidifier) and you’ve got the perfect storage unit for your books!

Keep your books safe by taking the necessary precautions to make sure they aren’t damaged. Pack and organize them properly to prevent any wear and tear, and keep them in the safest environment possible with Forney Self-Storage.