Bathrooms are small but deceptive. While they lack the square footage, they are the perfect place to collect items well after their expiration dates and tuck them away in cabinets and on shelves. If you’re moving, then this is the perfect time to sort out your bathroom and toss out what you don’t need or want. Here are some tips to help you pack and move a bathroom like an expert.
Check your Medicine
Begin by looking through your medicine cabinet. Like most people, you’ll probably have medicine or pill bottles that you’ve forgotten about. Go through each item and if they’re past their expiration date, missing a label, or have changed color and consistency then you know you can toss them right away. It’s generally recommended that you don’t toss them down the drain or down the toilet as they might cause environmental damage. Talk to your pharmacist and they should be able to let you know how to dispose of them properly.
After you’ve cleared the excess and determined which ones you intend to keep, this is the perfect time to set up your essentials box. The essentials box should contain everything you need for the first few days after moving into your new home. The last thing you want to do is have to search every box for medications or a first-aid-kit you need right away.
Take the same energy you brought to your medicine cabinet to your toiletries. Toss what you don’t use, especially if it’s old or empty. Keep only what you need, use regularly, and love. Make sure the lids of anything you are taking are closed and secured properly. Then be sure to pack them in sealable plastic bags to prevent any leaks during the move.
Donate Unused Items
Do you have items that are unused but don’t need or want? Donating them to charities is a great option. Duplicate appliances, unopened shampoos, conditioners, and lotions are all necessary items. Be sure to do some research as to what your local charities do and don’t accept. It’s worth the time and effort to reduce needless waste.
Linens and towels make really good packing materials. They’ll cushion glass bottles, handheld bathroom appliances like hairdryers, and any glass or porcelain accessories. For smaller items, packing paper and bubble wrap might work better.
For packing bathrooms, small and medium boxes should do the trick. Just make sure to label them as fragile and indicate the designated room so your movers know where they go.
We hope these tips help you pack and move your bathroom with ease!