The bathroom may be the smallest room in the house, but it doesn’t mean it’s the easiest. Most people have more in their bathroom than they realize. Moving is usually the time we realize that our bathroom has become the “catch-all” place for storage. Let’s dive into how to pack a bathroom.
First Thing’s First
The first thing you need to know about packing a bathroom is that it should be the LAST room you should pack. Chances are, you’re going to need certain items right up to moving day. Go ahead and sort and pack all the non-essential items, but set aside the essentials in an accessible area.
How to Pack a Bathroom
Now let’s get into the nitty-gritty of packing those non-essentials.
Packing Materials You’ll Need
Like most other rooms in the house, you’ll need enough packing supplies. Make sure you have these materials when you’re ready to pack a bathroom.
- Small and Medium-Sized Boxes
- Packing Tape
- Packing Paper, Bubble Wrap, or Cushion Foam Pouches
- Plastic Bags
- Markers or Labels
Sort and Purge Medicines
The average homeowner has unforgotten medicines and pill bottles stashed in bathroom cabinets or drawers. Go through them carefully and decide which to keep and which to throw away.
Here are some guidelines for tossing medicines.
- It’s expired.
- The label is unreadable.
- Has no label at all.
- The color, appearance, smell, or consistency has changed.
- The medicine is leftover and wasn’t completed.
Contact your local pharmacist or contact the FDA for how to dispose of medicines properly. Pack what you’re keeping in your essentials box. Mark it “medicine cabinet” and keep it out of the heat.
Clean Out Toiletries
Moving is a great time to clean out old toiletries. Separate items into two piles, keep and toss. When packing into boxes, make sure the lids are secure and use zipper plastic bags to prevent leaks.
Pack Decor and Knickknacks
Go ahead and pack up the decor in your bathroom. If you’re a hardcore decorator, you may need a few boxes.
Pack bathroom appliances in their original packing, if possible. If not, wrap each appliance in packing paper, seal it with tape, and pack it into a small moving box.
Pack Cleaning Supplies
Packing liquid cleaning items take a bit more planning than other items. You want to avoid spillage. Consider placing them in zipper plastic bags before boxing them up. If you’re using a moving service, check their list of non-allowables. Moving companies can’t move certain items by law.
Use Small Boxes to Pack a Bathroom
Use small boxes to pack a bathroom. Keep toiletry items separated from medicines—Wrap glass items in packing paper or linens. Make use of bathmats and towels by using them to line the inside of the box.
Place the small boxes inside a medium or large box. Make sure each larger box is marked appropriately and doesn’t weigh more than thirty pounds.
When you’re ready to start packing for your move, RL Maxon Moving has many solutions to help you pack and move with ease. Call us today to schedule your next move. 479.756.0850