Bookcases are usually large, bulky and very inconvenient to move, so take some measures to ensure a safe transport of your personal library. Here are some tips on how to pack a bookcase or bookshelf for moving so that it remains in excellent condition and house your favorite treasured books, photos and other decors once again after the relocation.
Empty your bookcase
Sometimes your bookcase has more than just your favorite books on the shelves. More often than not, your bookshelf is home to knickknacks, pictures and other odds and ends. The first step when packing a bookcase is to empty bookcase and sort through what you have.
Here's the best way to empty bookcase:
Once you have emptied your bookshelf, dust off your furniture and wipe the surfaces with a clean cloth.
Disassemble the bookcase
Now that the bookcase is empty and cleaned, if possible, start to disassemble it for easier transport. It's best to pack things as flat as possible on the moving truck.
Once you have disassembled the bookcase, you can begin packing by wrapping each furniture piece in moving blankets and bubble wrap. Secure the blankets using packing tape to keep the items protected.
Packing bookcase if it cannot be disassembled
If the bookshelf is one solid piece and cannot be disassembled, wrap the entire furniture in plastic wrap and use moving blankets to protect it from scratches and other damage during transit.
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