If you're packing for a move, you should prepare every room in advance to make things go smoothly on moving day. That includes your bathroom. To stay on top of your move, consider these tips.
1. Organize and Purge
With every part of your home, you should start the packing processing with organizing and purging. Go through everything in your bathroom and get rid of the items you no longer use or want. Many homeless shelters or similar local charities may be willing to take unopened or half-full bottles of shampoos or other toiletries, so that can be a great option if you don't want to throw items away. You also may want to donate used towels, bathmats, and other items.
2. Set Aside Essentials
Ultimately, you should pack everything that you can survive without for a few days or a week, and you should only leave out the essentials. Grab the toiletries bag you use when travelling, or just use a plastic bag or small box if you don't have a toiletries bag. Then, make sure your essentials fit in that box or bag. Leave those items out in your bathroom, and put the box or bag to the side. On moving day, slip your essentials in the bag, and get on the road.
3. Pack a Box of In-between Items
With the bathroom and the kitchen, you may notice "in-between items". These are items that you don't necessarily use everyday, so you should be able to pack them. However, these items are also useful in an emergency, and as a result, you may need them. In the bathroom, this includes first aid kits and medicines (aspirin, cough syrup, etc) that you don't plan to use, but that you may need.
Pack these items, but don't put the box in the garage or wherever you are storing your moving boxes. Instead, label that box clearly, and put it in the cabinet under the sink in your bathroom or in another convenient spot. Then, in a pinch, you can easily access those items.
4. Take Steps to Prevent Liquids From Spilling
In most cases, when packing up a bathroom, you will have lots of liquid products, and if these bottles spill in transit, they can make your box wet. That moisture can cause the box to break or potentially get other boxes wet and damaged. Because of that, you should put all your lotions, perfumes, and similar liquids in well-sealed plastics bags. For extra protection, before putting items in a bag, remove their caps, place a bit of cling film over the opening of the bottle, and then put the lid back on.
5. Pack Everything Else
Once you've completed the above steps, it's time to pack everything else. As a general rule of thumb, when packing boxes, you should put heavier items (soap dishes, toothbrush holders, toiletries, etc) on the bottom of the box, and lightweight items (towels, washcloths, etc) on the top of the box. However, you can mix it up a bit if needed. In particular, if you want to save money on packaging supplies, you may want to wrap delicate items such as glass perfume bottles or decorations in hand towels or washcloths.
6. Don't Forget Curtains, Shelves, and Other Items
Finally, don't forget about any other items in your bathroom. If you have a shelf over the toilet, for example, that you want to take with you, don't leave it until the last minute. Rather, dismantle it as you are packing your other items, and make sure that it gets packed. If you have a shower curtain that you can't remove until the last minute, make sure you have a plastic bag and a small box ready and waiting so you can pop in the curtain and the rings quickly and easily after your last shower.
Planning a successful move involves a lot of preparation and a keen eye for detail. To get more tips and ideas, contact a moving company directly or check out websites like http://www.bekins.com.