When it comes to packing this means that you should take a good look at every room – what’s to move and what’s not. Although packing your bathroom may sound like a simple task, there are a few specifics that you should pay attention to. First of all, if you go to your bathroom and take everything out you are very likely to notice that you have been keeping a lot of things you don’t use and need anymore. And surely a lot of expired items. Packing up this part of your home means getting rid of these things. So, take a look below at our essential tips on how to pack the items in your bathroom for moving.
Packing your Bathroom when Moving Tips
- In order to establish what to take first check everything in your bathroom. Look at the cupboards, shelves and drawers. Are there any worn out items or empty bottles? You can just throw these away along with any package that is broken or leaking. Taking those items with you and using them is risky for your health.
- When it comes to medicines that have expired and chemicals do not take them to the garbage. They may be dangerous and contain substances that are not safe for the environment. Be eco-friendly. Instead you better take them to the pharmacy where they will be disposed of without any risks. Be especially careful with medicines. If you see a bottle without its label or if it has changed its smell and consistency do not use it. Dispose of it. You can also leave dangerous materials at a recycling center or look for a place nearest to you at the United States Environmental Protection Agency here. Pack the medicines separately from the toiletries.
- If you have electronics inside your bathroom also pack separately each item.
- If there are some medicines in your bathroom that you are using and that you will need during the move do not pack them – take them with you.
- All the items in your bathroom that are dirty and contain bacteria should go away, too. Use the opportunity that you are moving to clean up your bathroom. You can wash the rugs that are inside and take them clean to your new house or just give it to the dry cleaners.
- Before placing anything inside the boxes close tight all bottles and put away the ones that contain lotion, perfume, creme or make up. Anything can be spilled or possible to leak should be packed first in plastic bags that are sealable and use tape to fix it well. These along with all the towels and curtains should be dry before being placed inside the box. Since cardboard is very susceptible to moisture when packing your bathroom for a move, anything wet inside can make it break.
- Separate chemicals and cleaning detergents. Place them also in a plastic bag and tie it up well to prevent any children from opening it. You can also use tape to ensure the safety of the packing.
- When packing the stuff from your bathroom separate plastic and metal things and the soft, unbreakable things on one side. They will go together in the boxes. Estimate how many boxes you will need and distribute the heaviest items equally. That way your boxes won’t weight too much and will be easier to carry. You can use this way of packing for any item in any room of your house. But for the bathroom – because of its specific content – it is best.
- If you are wondering where you can get boxes from the options are numerous – starting from the store nearby to a moving sale. Or you can ask your mover to supply you with some for a reasonable price for packing your bathroom.
- Separate one or two boxes in which you will place breakable items like glass bottles. Wrap each of them with bubble wrap before arranging it in. This is necessary because you don’t want any of your items to get smashed or broken.
- When arriving at your new home make a thorough cleaning of your bathroom. This includes floor, walls, windows, toilet and sink, shelves, bathtub or shower cabin and the ceiling as well – a complete cleaning. In the meantime also take all the appliances out before you start the cleaning, so they don’t get wet. Once the area is clean and disinfected you can take in the appliances and the boxes and start unpacking.
Is there something more you would like to add? If you know some tips that can make packing and moving a bathroom easier you can share it in the comments!
Posted on May 15, 2012; Last updated: Jan 18, 2014