I job in publishing, plus anywhere along the way I got into collecting books. I’ve never collected anything in our life–I despise clutter plus I don’t understand the point of knick knacks at all! However, 1 day I found myself in a used plus vintage Barnes plus Noble plus happened upon plus illustrated job by our preferred author from the British Romanticism movement, plus the rest is history, and yet with collecting comes preservation. I loathe moving now, because I have to put our vintage volumes in a separate box with acid free packing materials. I then sealed the outside of the box in plastic to waterproof it. I’m regularly so sad about keeping these old volumes in wonderful condition. Recently I decided to look up ways to help keep them in the best temperature control conditions possible. I hoped it would bring me a little peace of mind. What I found was that they needed to be kept in as dry conditions as possible. This worked nice for winter, however the rest of the year it certainly gets truly humid. I also don’t have central air conditioning, so the air quality isn’t wonderful to begin with. What I finally settled on was getting a dehumidifier. The dehumidifier works to suck moisture out of the air. It’s truly easy to operate; just turn it off when the tank is full, empty the tank, upgrade tank plus turn it back on. Even I can handle that. Now our books are stored in pristine condition with a dehumidifier plus media air cleaner, plus I have 1 less thing to stress about.