Your bathroom, or bathrooms, are probably the smallest rooms in your house, and likely the rooms you consider least when it comes to moving, as they usually don’t contain much – but this isn’t always the best approach. In this first of our moving tips series, room by room, we thought we’d tackle the bathroom and provide you with a handy list to help you get the job done effectively and efficiently!
Bathroom moving tips:
- Pack an essentials bag/box first containing everything you’ll need before everything else is unpacked. Things like your toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, any of those things you’d pack for an overnight, should be kept separate to save you having to dig through a bunch of boxes just to get ready for bed.
- Take, toss, recycle. Sift through everything in your bathroom – not everything needs to be taken with you. It can be surprising how much we accumulate in those containers in the bathroom (travel size or freebie bottles, half full containers of product, 50 bottles of half full body lotion, etc.). Get rid of whatever you don’t need, recycle what you can, and then pack what is going to the new place. This includes going through the medicine cabinet. Get rid of anything that has expired (exposing of it properly), anything that no longer has a label, or things that you just don’t use anymore.
- Collect all cleaning supplies in one box. Like your essentials bag, these items will likely be necessary on move-in day (you probably want to give that new bathroom at least a cursory cleaning before use, no?).
- Don’t pack things away when they are wet – this includes things like towels and face cloths but also shower curtains – this is just asking for mould to grow – and it will!!
- Finally, make sure to pack all of these items properly. Any liquids should be packed in smaller boxes, firmly sealed, or placed in sealed bags. Do not pack these items in big boxes – if they get too heavy and are dropped you’ll have a major mess on your hands. Protect fragile items by packing them with towels or wrapping them in bubble wrap. Try not to leave any space between items, no matter what is in the box – this helps to prevent not only breakage but also spillage.
Taking the time to pack your bathroom, no matter how small, rather than leaving it as an afterthought because of its size can save you a great deal of hassle both during the move and afterwards. These tips should make it that much easier.
For more moving tips or to get a quote on affordable moving from a family-owned company you can trust, please contact Bradford Moving and Storage today by calling 1 (800) 263-3281.