Struggling with sticky-backed plastic and smoothing out bubbles are just some of the challenges you face with this onerous back-to-school task.
But there is help at hand with a plethora of tutorials available online, demonstrating clever hacks and easy shortcuts.
We’ve watched them all and narrowed it down to our top three:
1. The ruler hack
2. The peel-back hack
3. The cloth hack
But if you're after the ultimate hack, this nifty tool will solve your book-covering problems. Contastick ships to Australia, too!