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Monday, March 1, 2010

5 Tips for Storing Books

Hope you had a nice weekend! Ours was full - a birthday party, some drama, and some good talks. So ... what about books?

- If you have books you'd like to store, make sure to do so in a climate-controlled location. Attics, basements and garages will not be kind to your books due to the fluctuating temperatures and humidity.

- Store in banker's boxes. A regular cardboard box falls apart over time, and its glue attracts bugs. Banker's boxes can be easily stacked and are small enough to prevent becoming excessively heavy.

- If your books are dusty, wipe them off before storing.

- If your books are moldy, dispose of them or call a mold remediation specialist. Amateurs are not equipped to deal properly with mold, as the process is quite complicated. If mold is not dealt with, it will multiply, endangering yourself and your surroundings. Unless your moldy books are extremely dear to you, it may not be worth the expense and cleaning process to keep them.

- If you are dealing with dusty or moldy books, wear a mask and make sure your surroundings are well ventilated.

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