4 Pro Tips on Packing and Transporting Your Bookshelf

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Do you have a library of books and the bookshelf to pack and transport to your new house? If you are, you might be worried about how you are going to do that.

Your books and the bookshelf are valuable to you and ensuring they are safely transported to your new home is of utmost importance for you. 

You do not have to stress yourself out as we are going to share with you 4 pro tips on packing and transporting your bookshelf

Get The Right Packing Materials

To protect your books and bookshelf from any forms of damage during the move, you will need to use the right packing materials which are suited for transporting such bulky items. The list of materials are as follows:  

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Bubble wrap
  • Furniture sliders
  • Furniture blankets
  • Packing tape

Empty the Bookshelf

First and foremost you should empty your bookshelf of your books. Clean your books of any dust and then wrap them in packing paper. The packing paper will ensure that your books do not get torn or scratched during the journey to their new home. 

Then, place all your books in cardboard boxes in a manner that there is little space for them to move.

If you have kept any photo frames or other items on the bookshelf, do the same as above but use bubble wrap instead of packing paper. Place them in separate boxes from the books.

Disassemble and Pack the Bookshelf

To make it easier to pack the bookshelf, dissemble it. Remove the individual shelves and then wrap them in packing paper and furniture blankets to ensure they do not get any scratches on them. This will ensure they do not fall off during the move and damage itself or other items. 

Next, wrap the entire bookshelf in furniture blankets. Do be extra careful with the corners and edges. This will prevent scratching, denting and chipping during the move. 

Use packing tape to keep the furniture blankets in place. If you have a wooden shelf, make sure the tape does not come in direct contact with the wood, as the tape can damage the veneers or finishes or leave behind a sticky residue that will be difficult to remove.

Do Not Bend Your Back When Lifting

Bookshelves are bulky items which require special care when moving. First get help from friends or family members. 

Next when lifting, do not bend your back. Doing so will injure your back. Instead bend your knees and keep your back straight. 

Coordinate with those who are helping with the lifting and moving. This will ensure that the bookshelf is moved and loaded onto the van in a safe and efficient manner. 

Given the importance of the books and bookshelf to you, it is important for you to get the right delivery service in Singapore.  Doing so will ensure that your bookshelf is secured properly during the move to prevent damage. The driver can also provide assistance in loading the items into the vehicle safely. 

If you do not wish to risk any injury to yourself or damage to your book shelf or book case, you can always hire a van with a driver for a on-demand delivery service with GetVan Goods to deliver your book shelf to your new home in a cost effective manner. 



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