Anyone who has moved more than once can tell you that there are lots of tips and tricks that make packing a whole lot easier. One of the trickiest parts of packing can be packing up your bathroom. All those infrequently used cosmetics and cupboards that seem to just breed bottles, jars and other tiny items can be a real headache. So we’ve put together this guide to simplifying the chaos of packing up your bathroom.
The Specific Challenges of Packing a Bathroom
Not only is your bathroom full of small objects, they’re also very prone to spill risks and are likely pretty heavy for their size. When you consider how many of the items are likely very fragile or breakable, it’s no wonder you should take special care in packing up this room. Not only does it take careful planning, but it will probably be one of the last rooms of the house you pack since many of the items in there are used on a daily or regular basis.
Preparing to Pack Your Bathroom
The first step to getting organized is to sort your items. Sort them into categories such as:
- Appliances (like electric toothbrushes, hair dryers, etc.)
- Cleaning supplies
Once you have a clear idea of what is actually in your bathroom, you can start deciding what items to pack and which to purge. Any duplicate items (non-consumable) or expired consumables should be the first to go. You may come across items you’ve never even used and forgot you even had them in the first place. It’s likely not worth the effort to pack and unpack items you won’t even use in your new home. Expired or old medications you don’t need anymore should be disposed of by dropping them off at a local pharmacy. And remember that cleaning supplies and hazardous chemicals are usually not allowed for transport.
Getting Things Packed
Have all the members of your household pack a bathroom bag as if they were going on a trip. These bags will stay with you while you move and it will ensure everyone has everything they need until you and your belongings arrive in your new home. Other items can go into boxes lined with packing paper and/or towels. Consider placing bottles and jars containing liquids into zipper sealed bags to prevent damage due to leaks or spills. Finally and most importantly, label your boxes clearly and as specifically as possible.
Once you’re ready, then all that is left to do is sit back and let your moving company take care of the rest! At Capitol Moving & Storage, we’ve got the experience and industry knowledge to make your move go as smoothly as possible. Give us a call at 800-282-4646 or continue to browse our website for additional moving tips or to get a free moving quote. We can’t wait to hear from you!