Are you planning to move? Packing a bathroom is a very different matter than packing a bedroom or living room. While this may seem relatively straightforward, it really isn’t. You need to understand the challenges of packing the bathroom in order to simplify and speed up the packing process. Gibraltar Van Lines has prepared you a guide on how to successfully pack your bathroom for the move.
1. Get all the supplies you need to pack your bathroom for the move
As with most rooms, bathroom packing starts with collecting needed packing materials. You are going to need:
- Small and medium moving boxes
- Wrapping paper
- Mirror and picture box
- Packing paper tape
- Box markers
- Foam cushions
2. Sort and clean items in the bathroom
Regardless of the room, it’s always a good idea to organize your belongings before you start packing. This will not only help you pack more efficiently, but it will also allow you to better plan your move.
For the bathroom, start by sorting things by category (toiletries, cosmetics, medicines, bedding, detergents, etc.). Then go through each category and throw away anything that you no longer use or need. Look out for expired, empty, or dried liquids in containers and then safely dispose of them.
After everything is sorted and cleaned, you can plan how you are going to pack; from the least important items to the most important. Remember to leave toilet paper, soap, and a hand towel in the closet until the last day in your old home.
3. Pack a bag containing the necessary accessories
Speaking of essentials, we recommend that every family member pack their own essentials bag before packing anything else. The bag should contain everything they might need on the last day in your old home and the first day in your new home; toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant, cosmetics, and more. You may not be able to get to your bathroom boxes right away when you are at your place, so keep that in mind when packing up your essentials bag.
4. Pack decor and trinkets
This step depends on how many extra items you have in your bathroom. If you’re an avid decorator, grab some moving boxes, wrapping paper, and some styrofoam bags and get to work. Wrap fragile items in a bag and wrapping paper and place them in boxes. Use hand towels, bath rugs, and other bedding to organize these items and fill up extra space in boxes.
Packing framed items
Perhaps you have a framed photograph or small mirrors in your bathroom. In such a case, use the mirror and picture boxes to pack these items neatly. Both boxes are designed to stabilize and soften glass items in the frames during handling or storage. Another helpful tip is to stick an “X” tape on the glass surface to avoid breaking the box if your box topples over or falls for any reason.
5. Pack your cleaning supplies and bathroom supplies
Packing liquid items from your bathroom requires a little more planning and care than other items as you want to avoid spills of any kind. If you hire Hudson County movers, you also need to determine if there are cleaning products that cannot be packed as professional movers are not legally allowed to move such items. Bathroom hazardous materials movers cannot move:
- Aerosol cans
- Acids / ammonia
Packing just got easier
When you’re ready to pack your bathroom for the move, we have a variety of solutions to help you pack and move with ease. Start by looking for additional packing tips and then schedule moving and packing.