Only use special book boxes that remain sufficiently stable and “portable” despite the relatively high weight. Caution: moving boxes are processed with water-soluble glue. After only half a year in the cellar, they lose half of their load-bearing capacity. Always pack books and records upright and with their backs to each other in the box. Wrap valuable books individually (or in small units of wrapping paper of appropriate size to prevent them from sliding into each other during transport). Fill empty spaces in the carton with light, soft objects (pillows, blankets etc.).