Books aren’t something that one can simply throw in a basement, attic, or storage unit and hope for the best. You will want to take some steps to preserve your books so that you get the longest book life possible out of them. If you are a bookworm like me, it’s important to take these few extra steps. You don’t want to just place them on shelves, and you also won’t want to fill a huge box with books and leave them. A simple place to store your treasures is a self-storage unit. This will have the books out of your home to free up space. You will know your books are in a secure place.

In terms of using self-storage for book storage, you have a couple choices. You have the decision to make pertaining to the option of using conventional storage or climate-controlled storage. This can be a big key factor in the decision process when storing collector books, heirloom books, and or just an overall preference. There is also the aspect of price difference. You will want to be made aware of this before you start the storage process.

One of the first things you will want to do is inspect your books to see if there is any damage prior to storing them. If there is damage such as food and/or drink residue for example, this can get worse when being stored and even has the potential to spread to other books that are stored with it. One of the worst feelings as a reader is seeing a book and/or books become damaged. One wants to simply get lost in a book. You don’t want to get lost in the damage that has happened to a book.

Another big decision when storing these said treasures is what you are using to store them in. Cardboard boxes are not ideal for long-term storage of these items. You will want to look more into plastic totes/containers. This choice in my opinion is a no-brainer. Spending a few extra dollars can be very much worth it in the long run. Using totes can help protect your books from moisture, dust, and even bugs. These are all things you DO NOT want to come in contact with your precious reads. This can seem like such a small decision that is often overlooked, but it’s an important decision nonetheless.

Self-storage is also a perfect solution if you want to switch up your inventory of books in your home, but you aren’t ready to let go of any of your favorite reads. You have a convenient place to rotate them and get to them at any given time.

You can call (262) 236-0612 to see what size units we have to fit your book storage needs!