Best Ways to Store Books in Plastic Containers & Boxes

The world may be going digital, but there still is something special about reading on good old fashioned paper. If you are one of those people who still value reading classic paperback collections, then I’m sure you’ll want to know about our 5 helpful tips on how to store books in plastic containers or boxes.

#1 Book Covers

Book Covers - How to Store Books

If you are sitting on a first addition Harry Potter novel collection, then chances are you are going to want to protect that book with your life. There are a lot of great care solutions for how to store books in boxes but we recommend for the more valuable book collections to cover them in their very own book cover. You can find great book dust jackets at BroDart which specializes in library supplies and book storage space. Wrapping your book in between it’s own dust cover ensures that the collection will stay protected for years to come.

#2 Pack in Small Boxes

Pack in Small Boxes - How to Store Books

Make sure when storing books in plastic containers or boxes to use smaller sizes. Your back will thank you later. Storing books in larger containers can make your containers extremely heavy and unmanageable. Not to mention, it will be hard to find a particular book if they are all stored together. The best way to store books is to pack them in brand new plastic or cardboard boxes limiting between 10-15 books per container. We recommend sorting them from top alphabetical order so you will always know which box contains a particular set of books or collections. When it comes to finding the best box for the job we recommend your standard bankers box . They are light, durable, and are one of the best ways to store books in boxes.

#3 Avoid Humidity and Direct Light

Avoid Humidity - How to Store Books

If you are looking for how to store books in storage, then this tip is quite important. When storing in self-storage books should be kept in a dry dark place like many library shelves. Light and humidity can easily damage books if you plan on storing them for a long period of time. This goes for comic book storage as well. This means you should ask for a climate-controlled storage unit if you plan on storing your books or comic collections in a self storage facility. However, we think the best place for where to store books is at Boombox. Our warehouse is climate controlled and we inventory all your items online so your books will always stay organized. We also pick up and deliver so you never have to hassle with going to and from a storage unit again. It’s full-service storage for less than self storage. Our storage unit prices are hard to beat :)

#4 Bookshelves

Bookshelves - How to Store Books

Store your books on a bookshelf. Now that’s a crazy idea! You’d be amazed by the fun and creative DIY projects online for adding shelves to your home or office. If you are feeling up to the challenge we recommend scanning Pinterest for a bookshelf project that fits perfectly in your home. There are plenty to choose from and you’ll be sure to find one that will look great and you won’t have to be a master craftsman to pull off.

If you don’t have room in your home for additional shelves for your collections, then we still recommend using a bookshelf in your storage unit if you have one. That way you can benefit from the added air circulation of open shelf storage and can easily grab the right book you might be looking for. Make sure to use a metal bookshelf, however, since some wood bookshelves are acidic and can affect the condition of your book over time.

#5 Store with Boombox

Last but not least! Check out Boombox. We do all the heavy lifting for you and will store your books safely and securely in our climate-controlled warehouse. We call ourselves a full-service storage solution. We pick up, store, inventory your items online with professional looking photographs, and deliver your items when you need them. Oh yea and we do it all for less than self-storage. That seems like a no brainer to us. Make sure to check out our full service storage solution and start storing your books in style.

View this post on Instagram

Request, Pack, Store, Return. It’s that easy! . Learn how our innovative storage solution can save you time and money at . #ditchselfstorage

A post shared by Boomboxstorage (@boomboxstorage) on

San Francisco Storage Customer Service. Boombox Storage Self storage sf

We are here to help!

Let us answer your storage questions

Shoot us a TEXT (415) 322-3135

How does Boombox work?

Boombox arrives at your storage pick up location with a vehicle and a team of movers. We apply unique codes to each storage item, photograph every item being stored, and transport your items to our secure storage facility. Whenever you want one or more of your stored items, simply log in to your Boombox account, select what you need delivered, and schedule a return delivery. We’ll bring your items back to your door. You'll never have to hassle with a San Francisco storage unit again! And best of all our storage unit prices are better than most all San Francisco self-storage options.

What areas does Boombox serve?

Boombox proudly serves the San Francisco Bay area. For a complete map of our service area, check out our Locations Page. If you are looking for storage San Francisco, we are here to help. We pride ourselves on being the most afforable and convenient Bay area storage option around. Our service area extends from San Francisco down to San Jose and as far east as Oakland and Berkeley. Our storage units are perfect for anyone who doesn't want to hassle with a San Francisco Bay area storage unit. We do all the heavy lifting and will deliver your items right back to your door.

How does Boombox make sure all my items are returned to me?

During your initial pickup we apply barcodes to each item, and photograph everything so there is a record of what’s in storage and what condition it was received in. Within two days of your initial pickup your online inventory will be accessible. We will notify you when the pictures of your storage items have been uploaded. We take a picture of the outside of the box and upload the picture along with the description of each item or label you placed on the box. Once your online storage catalog has been uploaded please make sure to verify all the pictures of your items are there. Your items will always be organized and accessible. You'll never have to hassle with a San Francisco storage unit again.

How is Boombox different from self-storage?

San Francisco self storage can be expensive and aggravating. At traditional bay area self storage units, security is not guaranteed, and you have to do all the work. It’s up to you to pack and organize your belongings, and you have to remember what’s in your storage unit. That makes it really easy to lose track of what you have in your storage unit. Instead of choosing a grungy SF storage unit, choose Boombox's full service storage solution. In our unbiased opinion ; ) it's the best Bay Area storage option out there.

How does the storage pick up work?

Self storage with a pick up?! That's what we call full service storage. We meet you at your location with our killer purple storage van. Our team then loads the van and photographs and barcodes each storage item or box that will be stored. Within 48 hours, you’ll be able to log into your storage account and see your complete storage inventory! Our pick ups are available within our Bay Area Storage service area. We love helping San Francisco with their storage needs. Say goodbye to San Francisco self-storage for good!