How to prepare your books for an international relocation

So, you are in a process of packing your books among other things for an international relocation. And as a true book lover, you want to make sure your books are well protected. Here are some of the tips you can use to prepare your books for an international relocation.

Prepare your books for an international relocation

Packing books may seem like an easy task. In theory, it is but if you want to keep them safe you have to do it the right way. Here are some of the tips that will help you pack your books easily and keep them safe during an international relocation.

A person exploring some books on the bed as you will do once you decide to prepare your books for an international relocation.

Make sure your books are well protected for an international relocation.

#1 Find good quality boxes for your books but not too big

The smaller the box the better. Small and sturdy boxes can contain heavy items and books can be heavy. Also, make sure to secure the bottom of the box. You can use packing tape, make layers around the box seam and edges so you can be sure the box is secured. You can even tape the whole box around several times to secure it. One more thing – create some sort of a layer around the book covers. You can do that by lining the box with packing paper or tissues. Newspapers are good too.

#2 Organise and pack your books by size

Packing your books by size makes it easier to place them in the box and use the space wisely. It’s kind of logical. You should start with the largest and heaviest books first and leave the light ones for later. Also make sure to pack them flat, not vertically to avoid damages. Also, make sure not to overfill the box. You can leave the gap or fill it with some more packing paper or newspapers.

#3 Label the boxes

It’s important to label the boxes. This way, movers will know it’s a heavy one and put it on the bottom. That’s how potential damage can be avoided. It will also make unpacking easier later on.

woman holding a box

Make sure to label all of the boxes!

Stay safe during international relocation

Moving is challenging, demanding, and exhausting for both your body for your mind too. Firstly, make sure to get enough sleep. Then, don’t forget to eat regularly. This is important to keep your immune system up and running. Make sure to also get some rest. 

Hiring professional agency

Like we’ve already mentioned, international relocation can be overwhelming and scary. There is a lot of things to do and think about. First, you have to sort all of your things out and then pack properly. Planning all of this by yourself can be time-consuming and exhausting. Luckily you can always hire a professional agency to help you out! They will take care of everything and help you prepare for your international relocation!