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    Hey everyone. I know this was asked before but I forgot to write it down and I can't find the page now.

    I'm moving but I need to take all of my books off my big Kallax shelves and box them up. What's the best way to do it without damaging the books and dust jackets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Whovian View Post
    Hey everyone. I know this was asked before but I forgot to write it down and I can't find the page now.

    I'm moving but I need to take all of my books off my big Kallax shelves and box them up. What's the best way to do it without damaging the books and dust jackets?
    I just got a mahosive roll of bubble wrap, wrapped about 5 up at a time, real tight with plenty of tape and moved them like that

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    I usually use boxes from my office that the reams of copy paper come in. They're big enough to hold 8-19 omni's, but small enough so as not to break your back when lifting.

    My last move was across the street, so I did everything myself and didn't really need to take any extra care. Previously, I stuffed bubble wrap between the books and the inside wall of the boxes; they arrived off the moving truck damage free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellboydce View Post
    I just got a mahosive roll of bubble wrap, wrapped about 5 up at a time, real tight with plenty of tape and moved them like that
    Quote Originally Posted by SJNeal View Post
    I usually use boxes from my office that the reams of copy paper come in. They're big enough to hold 8-19 omni's, but small enough so as not to break your back when lifting.

    My last move was across the street, so I did everything myself and didn't really need to take any extra care. Previously, I stuffed bubble wrap between the books and the inside wall of the boxes; they arrived off the moving truck damage free.
    Did you guys take the dust jackets off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Whovian View Post
    Did you guys take the dust jackets off?
    Nah, left them on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellboydce View Post
    Nah, left them on
    Same.

    I figured the jackets are more likely to get damaged if I try to transport them off of the books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellboydce View Post
    Nah, left them on
    Quote Originally Posted by SJNeal View Post
    Same.

    I figured the jackets are more likely to get damaged if I try to transport them off of the books.
    Cool, thanks guys!
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    How big a move is it Whovian? I'm currently going for leaving mine with my parents when I emigrate, the cost...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    How big a move is it Whovian? I'm currently going for leaving mine with my parents when I emigrate, the cost...
    I'm just moving to a different house in the same city
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