Books are my friends—we've been places together, they've helped me grow. Books I haven't yet read represent new adventures, new insight. I get all mushy and sentimental when I have to put them away into boxes.
We're moving in a few weeks' time. Boxing up books for a simple move is one thing—there's the anticipation of setting them up again, organizing them in any fashion that appeals to you—but my impending move is not a simple one. We are vacating our home for a year or so while it gets some major cosmetic work done, and will be living in a smaller place in the meantime. This means that many of my books are facing a dismal prospect: storage. [cue pouting face]
|Filling up the file boxes...|
Have you had any experience with storing books? Any suggestions or precautions? I'd really hate to incur any damage. We do live in Southern California, so many weather/critter related issues aren't quite as concerning as they'd be elsewhere.
Any ideas on how to refrain from going on multiple book-buying-binges to compensate my relative lack of bookish surroundings?