How To Pack A Bathroom
While the bathroom is generally the smallest room in the house, it can contain a whole lot of products, products that aren’t easily packed. It’s important to also consider what you may need to keep while moving and what can be packed up early. Additionally moving is the perfect time to throw out any unused, old and expired products so start the process early to give yourself plenty of time. Furthermore, moving can be expensive so it may be worth cutting down the amount of boxes you use by throwing out inexpensive items that take up valuable space.
Organise your products into three piles.
Start by going through all your products splitting them into three piles; throw, pack and keep out.
The throw pile will include anything that is no longer necessary. Throw out anything that is expired, empty or hasn’t and probably won’t be used.
Pack includes any items that you are intending to keep and don’t need between packing day and moving day. Consider throwing out any products that haven’t been used in a while plus any old duplicates.
Keep out is the last pile and will include any items you require leading up to the move. Keep a wash bag handy so you can pack up the final few items on moving day and place them straight into your new bathroom.
Consider donating unopened items.
How many mascara tubes have you been gifted in showbags and just never used? If products are still sealed or in their original packaging, consider donating the items to a charity so someone else can use them. Research charities in your area that take unused toiletries and cosmetics and check if your items are eligible.
Pack your items correctly.
The bathroom can be tricky to pack. In particular, pay close attention to items that can leak or spill onto your other products.
Start by checking all lids and seals on bottles, ensuring they close and remain closed to prevent spills. Consider taping closed any risky bottles or place them in a ziplock bag separately before boxing them up.
Use small boxes when moving bathroom items. Often products are small and by using the wrong sized box it will end up with a disorganised and messy. Ideally group products so when it comes to unpacking it will be an easier process. If there is room at the top of the box, pack a towel or two to protect the products and ensure they don’t fly around during the move.