Some rooms are trickier to pack than others, and the bathroom is one of those tricky rooms for packing. Whether your are hiring a professional packing company or you’re doing the packing yourself, the bathroom requires special consideration.
One of the things that makes bathroom packing tricky is that you need some of your bathroom items up until moving day. Also, many items kept in bathrooms contain liquids or are fragile. Because of these factors, we’ve put together a helpful list of packing tips to help our valued customers. We’ve learned these tips about how to pack bathroom for moving over many years as Brooklyn’s trusted moving and storage company.
How to Pack Bathroom For Moving
1. Throw Out Items That Aren’t Worth Moving
Every bathroom has a few of these unwanted items, and it doesn’t make sense to move them to your new home. Go through your bathroom and throw out old toilet brushes, half-used bars of soap, empty shampoo bottles, anything else that’s not worth precious space in your moving truck. It can be liberating to throw out items that are just cluttering your life.
2. Set Aside Your Bathroom Essentials
On the other end of the spectrum are the items that you absolutely must have every day, including the day of your move. To avoid confusion while you’re packing, put these items in a plastic box or sturdy zippered bag. Your essentials might include your toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, dental floss, make-up, and hair styling products. Additionally, we’ve found it’s wise to set aside a small first aid kit and basic medicine like Tylenol and allergy medicine, just in case you need it between now and unpacking day.
3. Collect Cleaning Supplies
In addition to your bathroom essentials, you’ll want to set aside your bathroom cleaning supplies for the day of the move when you’ll need them. Put them in a “cleaning box” along with rags, brooms, and anything else you’ll need after you’ve removed all of your belongings from your house or apartment.
4. Pack Your Linens
If you’re running short on boxes, you can pack bath towels and linens in a sturdy plastic bag. You can also use these linens as padding for fragile items such as glass apothecary jars or porcelain soap dishes. Additionally, you can place a towel or shower curtain in the empty space on top in other boxes that contain heavier items.
5. Be Careful With Leaky Items
Liquid and gel items could leak during your move, especially if you’re moving to a different elevation. That’s why it’s wise to put these kinds of items in small plastic bags before you pack them. Another precaution you can take is to tape the caps or lids on potentially leaky items. This is especially important for expensive items you’d hate to waste. A little foresight while you’re packing can help you to avoid big messes on the other end of your move.
As with all packing, make sure you clearly label your boxes. When you’re tired at the other end of your move, it’s nice to easily be able to find your towels so you can take a nice, hot shower. Also, consider your back. If you pack too many heavy things in one box, you’ll create hassles for yourself down the line. Use small boxes for heavy items, and larger boxes for light items if at all possible.
That’s how to pack bathroom for moving in a nutshell. With these tips, you’ll get your items from your old place to your new place without trouble and without a mess. If you want to learn more about how to pack bathroom for moving, or for any other moving question, contact us at U.Santini Moving and storage.
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