When taking advantage of the proven room-by-room tactics for packing up your entire home, as you should, you will definitely come to the realization that some rooms are just more problematic to pack than others. Practice shows that it is often a lot more straightforward to get bedroom clothes inside suitable moving containers than to pack up all the oddly shaped kitchen utensils in cardboard boxes.
You will soon find out that your bathroom is a surprisingly tricky room to pack for moving despite its compact size. There are 3 main reasons for that:
- You’re going to need some of your bathroom items up until your moving day, and therefore you will have to postpone their actual transfer into boxes of suitable sizes until the very last moment;
- A large number of your bathroom odds and ends are fragile so you’re going to have to be extra careful when packing them for safe transportation;
- Many bathroom items happen to contain liquids and some special packing techniques will be needed to avoid unpleasant leaks and spills while on the road to your new home.
By observing our practical tips on how to pack your bathroom for a move, you will guarantee yourself a smooth bathroom packing experience and a trouble-free relocation in general.
How to effectively pack your bathroom?
Step 1: Sort out
The very first step to packing up your bathroom for moving is to take everything out of your bathroom cupboards, cabinets, drawers and shelves. Everything! Lay all the collected contents (large bottles, small bottles, medicine bottles, shampoo bottles, tubes, medication, toiletries, make-up, etc.) onto the floor, sit down next to the large pile and start the sorting process. Make sure to go through each and every bathroom item and quickly decide what its fate will be.
Step 2: Throw out
The second step is all about getting rid of anything that is simply not worth moving to your new home. Take a large garbage bag and consider throwing away any items that are:
- past their expiration date. This is especially true for different types of medicines but is also applicable to lotions, creams, and various other personal care products;
- almost entirely used up. Packing up and relocating your big bottle of shampoo with only a tiny amount of liquid on its bottom is not the most time- and space-efficient idea that you can come up with when packing your bathroom for moving;
- too old or too forgotten to serve you. Throw away anything whose label is not legible and whose purpose you have long forgotten, as well as old and rather useless towels, shower curtains, floor mats and so on;
- forbidden for transportation. Such hazardous items include but are not limited to nail polish and nail polish remover, aerosol cans of any type, cleaning products, insecticides, rusty metal pieces /razors, tweezers, etc./, batteries and other bathroom items that can endanger the safety of your residential move.
Warning: Do not flush any medications down the toilet as this rash act could harm the environment in the long run (unless the label says it is safe to do so). Instead, take all your no longer needed medicine to the local drugstore or recycling center for proper disposal.
Step 3: Set aside
Once you have purged your bathroom of any useless stuff, it’s time to set aside the rest of the bathroom items for packing. Get one small to medium sized box and fill it in with only the absolute essentials which you will need until the very last moment, such as toothpaste, toothbrush, makeup, and some fundamental toiletries. You should keep this essentials box with you at all times (don’t hand it over to your movers!) so that you have easy access to all the bathroom products that you use every single day.
Step 4: Pack
How to pack bathroom for moving?
Finally, we reach the step that will answer this ultimate question. Follow the next few logical steps to pack your bathroom for moving.
- Place already opened bottles in convenient Ziploc bags to prevent nasty spills and leaks when moving between the two homes.
- Wrap fragile and/or glass bathroom items in bubble wrap or directly in bath towels to avoid untimely breakage.
- All your toiletries should be packed in their original toiletry bags or if you don’t keep them, wrap them up in clean packing paper and place them in previously prepared small moving boxes.
- Your bath towels and shower curtains can be placed on top of or between other already packed fragile items as additional protective padding. However, make sure they are completely dry.
- Your bathroom items should be packed tightly so that all the breakables don’t shift inside the moving containers.
- Seal all the packed boxes with tape and label them appropriately on at least two sides /BATHROOM, THIS SIDE UP, FRAGILE/.
- Congratulations on your excellent bathroom packing job!