We all know someone who loves books. In fact, ‘love’ may be an understatement for the ‘book-obsessed’. If you are that crazy lover, I’m sure you prefer physical books over E-books. While the feel and smell of a real book are unmatched, the problem of storage is pretty big.
Books take up a lot of space. Especially because they have to be stored safely to avoid causing any damage to them. Here is a rundown of the ways that can be used for storing books:
Plastic Box Storage
Plastic boxes (opaque) protect books from sunlight and rodents. If you have already read the book and don’t plan to read it again anytime soon, but can’t let go of it either, then you can store it in a plastic box for the long term.
Avoid Direct Exposure to Heat and/or Light
Direct exposure to heat and/or light can damage the bookbinding. The Sunlight bleaches out the binding and paper quality of the books. The heat from many appliances can also be damaging to books. Make sure the room where books are stored isn’t too humid, or they will begin to warp.
Let the Books Stand Upright or Lie Down flat
These are the two correct ways of storing books. This keeps them well supported as well as in place.
Dust Them Regularly
It is important to dust books after every few days to prevent dust from accumulating both, inside and outside. The shelves where these books are kept must also be dusted with the books.
Invest in a Closed Book Shelf
According to Feng Shui, books must be kept in a closed bookshelf (if that shelf is in the bedroom). If you have too many books and can’t do without a shelf, invest in a closed one. This is the most organized way of storing books.
Arrange Books Alphabetically
It is irritating when you can’t find the book you’re looking for. One trick to organize them is to arrange the books alphabetically. So, for every book, you will only have to look through a small number of books.