Packing boxes too full is one of the easiest mistakes to make when packing books. Their weight and bulkiness add up quickly. Ideally, boxes smaller than 16″ by 12″ by 12″ are best suited for moving books. Use smaller banana boxes, apple boxes, or old shipping boxes if necessary. In the event all you have left is larger boxes, don’t fill them to capacity, and instead only fill them about halfway with books and other half fill with lighter items such as linens or clothing. Even if it means packing up more boxes, you will want to spread out the weight of your books.