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Self Storage 101

Bookworms are actually really nasty. Bookworms, beware!

Packing books? Here are some tried-and-true tips: ■ Acid-free boxes are best, but, if anything, ensure that your containers are clean. Mildew and mold from unclean boxes can quickly damage books and attract pests. ■ Stand the books upright, as if they were on a shelf, which reduces stress on the spine and pressure on the paper. Alternate which direction the spine faces and pack the box as snugly as possible. ■ Avoid wrapping books with newspaper since the ink can transfer on to the cloth or leather bindings. ■ For added protection, place a piece of cardboard between books to prevent them from sticking to one another after long-term storage.

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Moving, Books

The office staff is friendly and interested in helping you. The hours are convenient and the place is reasonably well kept. My only reservation is that they could do a slightly better job with pest control, but some of that responsibility is on fellow storage customers that leave food in their units even though the policy clearly states they can't do that. Overall a great place to keep your things while you figure out a more permanent place for them.


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