While you may have enjoyed turning a spare bedroom into a home library for some time, you may need to turn it back into a bedroom to meet your family's needs. If you do not want to get rid of everything in the library because you like everything and would like to make a library again in the future, you should rent a storage unit where you can keep and protect these possessions.
Knowing how to store all the library contents in the correct manner will help you avoid excessive wear and tear that could lead to costly repairs or having to replace certain things.
Many libraries at home are bordered with bookshelves where you can store a massive collection of books. If these bookshelves are made of wood, you will want to treat all the wood before putting them into storage because this will add moisture that minimizes the chance of damage.
If it is possible, you should also disassemble the bookshelves into individual pieces because this will make it a lot easier to put them in storage and rent a smaller storage unit.
When you have upholstered furniture that you will be putting into storage, you will want to clean each piece thoroughly and let them dry completely. Then, you should buy a furniture wrap or use shrink wrap to wrap every furniture piece to minimize the chance of scratches and punctures.
Another important step in this process is picking a climate-controlled storage unit because you do not want excessive humidity to lead to mildew growth on the fabric.
Putting books away is not an easy task because there are so many things that can cause permanent damage to the covers and pages. While you could organize your books into boxes and then put them into storage, this will leave your books susceptible to damage if the boxes get wet or punctured. An ideal solution is investing in plastic bins and using them to store your books.
If the spare bedroom has hard floors and you wanted to make the space more comfortable, you may have picked up several rugs to cover the hard flooring. To make sure that you are able to keep the rugs safe and protected while in storage, you should roll them up and wrap them with shrink wrap to prevent the rug from being exposed to dust and other air pollutants. You should also use pallets or bins to keep the rugs off the floor where they are susceptible to dirt buildup.
When you follow these tips, you can store your home library and keep everything safe.