The best way to have a move go smoothly is to make sure to do plenty of planning. This means organizing everything that you are going to need to do to get the job done. One of the big items on your list in both time and scope is packing. You need to make sure to include some time for those more challenging rooms, like the bathroom. Here are some tips for getting everything in your bathroom packed and ready to go.
Start by Cleaning House
Start by quickly going through your bathroom and throwing away all of those half empty bottles or jars that you keep meaning to use but don’t. You might surprise yourself with how many open bars of soap you have been hanging on to. You can create a lot of room simply by purging all of that stuff you are never going to use.
Pack a Necessities Box
Next thing you want to do is make up a necessities box. This is going to be made up of anything that you use on a daily basis and simply cannot do without. Critical medicines, cosmetics, soap, shampoo, shaving cream and anything else that you have to use every day should go in this box. Clearly label it, and make sure that your moving crew knows not to load it on the truck. This one is going with you.
Throw Away Old Medicine and Cosmetics
Now it is time for the real purge. Head into that old medicine cabinet and see what you can find. Anything that is missing a label or has a worn label should be first to go. Using unlabeled items can be dangerous when it comes to medicine or cosmetics.
Next, find all of the things that have expired and get rid of those as well. Any cosmetics that have a strange consistency, color or smell should go as well.
Finally, throw away any prescription medicine that you didn’t finish but no longer need to take.
Now, it is time to start packing. Remember to use small boxes as bathroom items can be heavy. Any liquids or gels that you are packing should first be placed into sealed zip top style bags. Ensure that the caps are on tightly before packing them. Cosmetics should be secured in cosmetic bags.
Next, line your small boxes with bathroom towels and rags. This will provide some cushion for any breakable items and also can help to absorb any leaks.
Finally, any leftover linens should be packed into a large box. Remember to properly label your bathroom items so that you know where they go when it is time to unpack them. In the course of packing, if you find any worn towels, don’t throw them away. They make great moving rags or padding for other items.
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