Teaching Your Kids About The Business World

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Five Items You Need To Store Books Safely In A Storage Unit


Storing books is a delicate process, especially if you want to ensure that they don't deteriorate while in storage. If you are putting your books in storage while you travel or because your home isn't large enough to store your collection, you need to start with a climate-controlled self storage unit. Then, you need the following five essentials to keep your books safe:

1. Vacuum or feather duster

When dust collects on the top of books, it can lead to discoloration. To avoid that and to stop the dust spreading to other books, dust your books thoroughly before packing them away for storage. A vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment works perfectly to remove the dust from most books.

Alternatively, if your books are very rare, forgo the vacuum and dust them gently with a feather duster. To prevent the dust from getting inside the pages, hold the book tightly closed and use the feather duster to push the dust off.

2. A pH pen

Some books are made with acid-free paper to help them last longer, while others (particularly mass market paperbacks) have acids in the paper. While the latter is cheaper, it can make the pages discolor and deteriorate. If you have books with acid in the paper, you cannot reverse any wear and tear they may incur from the quality of their paper, but you can prevent it from spreading to other books.

Buy a pH pen, and use it to check the acid levels of your pages. To use these pens, you touch their tips against the paper, and you wait for the tips to change color to determine whether or not the paper has acid.

Once you have identified which of your books are acidic and which are acid free, segregate them. This prevents the acid in some of your books from migrating to and marring your acid-free pages.

3. Acid-free boxes

Ideally, you should store your books in acid-free storage boxes. Unlike cardboard boxes, these boxes will not release any dyes or acids onto your books. These boxes are also slightly porous which boosts their ventilation and helps them avoid condensation.

However, this is an exception to this recommendation. If you are unable to store your books in a climate controlled facility and you are worried about flooding or other moisture issues, you may want to store your books in a plastic storage container. These containers are also more resistant to breaches by insects and rodents than paper boxes. However, they are prone to condensation, so if you opt to use them, you need to add a few packets of desiccant.

4. Acid-free archival paper

If books are stored for a long time, printing dyes can start to migrate from one book to another, but you can easily prevent that by placing sheets of archival storage paper between each book. For extra protection, use archival tissue paper and wrap each book completely in it.

5. Metal shelves

Once you have packed your books carefully, you need to think about how they will be positioned while in the storage unit. Many storage units are just basic units with nothing inside them. If you want to ensure that your books are protected from rodents or potential flooding, you should invest in a few metal shelves. You place them in the storage unit and put your boxes of books on them. That keeps the boxes off the ground.

Ideally, you do not want to store the books directly on the shelf. There, they could be exposed to dust or other threats. The boxes combined with the shelves give your books the protection they need.


31 May 2016