July 28th, 2008

Vanitas desk

Book Boxes

Poll #1231032 Book packing

When moving, or otherwise transporting large numbers of books, do you care how they're packed?

No. What matters is they get there.
14(20.6%)
Yes. Book order (as determined by how they were arranged on shelves) is the most important book-packing criterion. Spare space can be filled with bubble wrap or styrofoam.
5(7.4%)
Yes. Book size is the most important book-packing criterion. Fitting them into boxes so they're safely packed is like a puzzle.
42(61.8%)
Yes, for another reason which will be explained in a comment.
7(10.3%)


I packed by size. I can always re-order on arrival. I care most that the jigsaw puzzle of books are securely packed and won't be harmed. Thus it was thought-provoking to read jandersoncoats's reaction to her movers packing her books out of order. I presume fjm and chilperic must have packed their books in order too. They had friends emptying boxes onto shelves as their shelves were installed.