In libraries or even at home there are bookshelves, containing hundreds or thousands of books, paperwork, literature or other paper-made things. Over time their number rises because with each passing year, the information there becomes outdated and has to be renewed. Off course that doesn't mean we have to throw away creations of old, because history is important to understanding the future and learning from our mistakes in the past.
Sometimes though it happens that those entire loads of paper have to be moved to another location. That brings the question of how. There may be thousands maybe tens of thousands books in a library. Each and every one with a unique content on a different topic. If you just empty out the shelves, piling all those books in one place they get mixed and it becomes extremely hard to section them back.
Because for transport a man and a van in London is used, they have to be put in some sort of containers and this must be done very carefully. Some of those books have been sitting between the lines for God knows how long, gathering dust and dirt, slowly decaying. This makes it inadvisable to move them around, especially in long distances.
There is one container that has advantage over all other methods of transportation and that is to sort every book in a cardboard box. It's true that a lot of boxes have to be used, but this is worth it because they are cheap, easy to manufacture and easy to find. Added to that they have a kind of shape that is perfect for transporting paper.
Unlike other brittle objects, paper is flexible and softer than wood or glass or ceramic, so it can't “break”. It can only be teased, which is hard to happen when in a box. That way there isn't any risk from the man van London vehicle and its vibrations. So before you place those books in their new place, make sure you remove that dirt from them with a duster. If not anything, we should preserve that which is precious.