If you buy and resell books and magazines and would like to increase your inventory, in hopes of picking up some new customers, suitable storage is a must. Having stacks of books lying around your apartment will not only make the living space seem much smaller, but it will also put the reading materials at risk of becoming damaged. Rent a self-storage unit and categorize and pack the reading materials. After you get a system in place, you will feel more confident about purchasing additional books and magazines that can be sold for profit.
Put A Halt On New Purchases
Until you have your existing collection categorized, packed, and stored, hold off on purchasing additional reading materials. You will need some time to get used to the new storage arrangement and it is best to secure all of the existing reading materials so that you are confident that they will be protected from moisture, sunlight, and theft. Purchase some corrugated cartons of various sizes, magazine sleeves that contain zipper closures, vinyl book covers, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, packing tape, and scissors.
When looking for a rental storage facility, seek a unit that will be closely monitored with the aid of security devices or employees who work at the facility. Choose a unit that is climate-controlled and that provides drive-up access.
Clean, Categorize, And Pack Materials
Use a lint-free cloth to wipe off book jackets and magazine covers. Place the reading materials in piles, based upon the theme, author, or a specific collection. Stack books and magazines inside of each carton with the back cover facing toward the bottom of the carton. Never stand books or magazines up by their sides, since pages could become disheveled or torn and the spines of some of the reading materials could become bent. Do not overpack any of the cartons.
Each box of books or magazines may be quite heavy and overpacking will only compromise the sturdiness of a carton. Use packing peanuts or bubble wrap to fill in gaps inside of each carton. Tape the top flaps of each carton and label the outside of each box. Use a hand cart to assist with moving the cartons outdoors and into your vehicle. For a large number of boxes, hire a moving crew to help you transport the reading materials.
Place the cartons side-by-side in your rental unit. As you acquire customer orders, head to the storage facility to retrieve the books and magazines that have been purchased by a client. If the new storage method is working out well for your private book and magazine selling business, purchase more reading materials so that your inventory will be fully-stocked.