Long-distance Moves Made Simple

The Best Process For Packing A Bathroom During A Move

by Stanley Lynch

When moving to a new home, there are dozens of items from a bathroom that need to be sorted out and packed. This can be a maddening process, but by following these simple steps, you can streamline it for yourself and your moving company.

Items That Should Be Packed...And Those Those That Shouldn't

There are many items that are worth packing from a bathroom, such as shower curtains, plungers, toilet brushes, various soaps, and bath mats. These should be packed because they are relatively expensive when compared to items you can neglect to bring. For example, various cleaners are probably not necessary to pack, as they are usually inexpensive and easy to replace.

It is also important to pack toilet paper, as a new home without toilet paper is going to be a very traumatic place to live for awhile. Other items, such as hand and bath towels, also need to be brought along to cut down on relocation expenses.

Packing The Bathroom Up In Advance

When choosing what to pack, it is important to sort them by item before putting them in any containers. For example, towels should be folded and sorted into separate boxes from items such as shower curtains. In this way, it is easy to figure out where to place them and how to unpack them later when it is time to sort through everything and put it away.

When packing, it is important to follow these guidelines to limit potential problems:

  • Place all bathroom essentials (such as toothpaste, toilet paper, and soap) in a separate container
  • Store all medicines in another container to make them easier to get quickly
  • Fold all linen carefully after washing and drying them before you pack them up
  • Wrap glass and porcelain decorations in paper and bubble wrap to keep them safe from damage
  • Place all liquid items in sealing and water-proof plastic bags to avoid leaks

Labeling The Items Properly

After packing all the bathroom items after sorting them by type, it is a good idea to label the packing boxes. This ensures that everything can be unpacked easily when they are placed in the bathroom. Color-coding the boxes is one way to ensure they are placed in the proper bathrooms, particularly if colored tape is used and a Sharpie marker is used to write the name of the items (such as "towels") on the tape.

It is also a good idea to write down the items labeled in each box and create an inventory list that can be consulted by the movers. Using this system allows them to have an idea of what is in each box and to know how to handle them. Any fragile items (such as soap containers) should be carefully wrapped in paper and bubble wrap and their container marked "fragile" with appropriate tape.

By following these simple steps, it is easy to pack up a bathroom and move it with a minimum amount of fuss or excessive personal investment. Don't be afraid to streamline these steps in anyway that suit your needs. For more information, contact companies like NextView Moving.