Packing Tips: Books, Newspapers, Magazines, DVDs, CDs, Video Tapes, and Other Media for Self-Storage
There are a few things you need to do prior to storing things such as books, newspapers, magazines, DVDs, CDs, and video tapes in a self-storage facility, to ensure that they stay in good condition for as long as possible.
Placing books inside boxes is the best way to store them. Make sure that you label all the boxes for easier referencing in the future. When putting your books in boxes, alternate the direction that the spines face. Put a piece of cardboard or wood between the books. This will help keep them from sticking to one another. Avoid wrapping books in newspaper, because the newsprint might get transferred onto the books. You can stack the boxes, if you like. When stacking boxes, place the ones that you think you will need to access more frequently at the top.
Newspapers and Magazines
Because newspapers are made of a type of wood pulp that degrades quite quickly, it is best to store them in acid-free boxes to keep them from getting brittle and turning yellow. Place tissue paper between the pages. Store your magazines also in the same manner.
DVDs, CDs, Video Tapes, and Other Media
Ideally, these media should be packed in their original cases, then put them inside airtight bags or containers. Airtight bags and containers keep moisture from entering and damaging your media.
By spending a little time properly packing these items, you will be able to enjoy your media for many years to come. If you have any questions, let us know. Call us today at (330) 875-4237 or (330) 875-8030 or you can also send us an email.