Packing the house for a big or small move is a daunting and tedious task for almost everyone. It’s frustrating, taking many hours and wasting money on numerous amount of boxes and packing tape. The bathroom, although it is one of the smallest rooms in the house, might be one of the hardest rooms to pack up. With its many draws of millions of miscellaneous bottles, tools, brushes, lotions, etc., it seems almost impossible to get through such a disorganized and densely packed room. Here are five steps to make the process of packing the bathroom easier and efficient.
1. Get Rid of the Garbage
Believe it or not, most of the stuff in your bathroom is probably trash. Generally, the bathroom is rarely cleaned or emptied. If you look in your cabinets, you will probably find dozens of empty, expired, or gross old make-up, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, shaving cream and lotion bottles. You don’t need all of these useless products in your packing boxes. Additionally, if you pack them in your boxes without thought, you might accidentally pack hazardous items, such as loose old razor blades that could hurt you when unpacking later on.
2. Divide and Organize Your Items
Now that all the unnecessary stuff is gone, you can start focusing on your actual belongings. To avoid soap spills on precious objects, it is probably a good idea to separate items. Make different piles of items in categories such as Bottled Bathroom Products, Towels and Other Fabric, Personal Items, Health, and Fragile.
3. Prepare the Boxes and Pack
Now that you have organized the items in your bathroom, it is time to pack them away. Open up your boxes and make sure to properly tape them so that no items fall out or go missing. Put particular categories of items in separate boxes and make sure they are properly labeled. Additionally you might want a specific box that contains your essentials, that is small and easily accessible so you can access your toothbrush, hairdryer, and other important items when you move into your new place. Pack and seal your boxes.
4. Take Extra Care of Fragile Items
Locate your fragile items, make sure they are neatly stacked, properly wrapped in bubble-wrap or newspaper, fill up any loose space and seal box tightly. Make sure to label the box “FRAGILE.”
5. Keep an Extra Set of Essentials
You’re most likely not moving immediately. In order to keep the convenience of living in your house while packing, make sure to keep a spare toothbrush, toothpaste and other essentials on the counter, so you don’t have to unpack and repack your bathroom boxes constantly.