When it comes to moving from one place to another, packing up your bathroom might seem like a quick and easy task. After all, there’s probably nothing too big or heavy in there that you have to move, and it’s the smallest room in your place. How long could it take to pack it up?

Well, you might be surprised.

While your bathroom might be small, if you’re like most people, you have a lot of stuff stuffed in there. Some of the stuff will go with you, and a lot of it won’t, but before you can move into your new place, you have to move all that stuff out of your old one.

There are three main steps to packing up your bathroom:

  1. Set aside your essentials.

Before you tackle the entire bathroom, pack a small bag or box of the stuff you’ll need when you first move in: your toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, cosmetics, medicines, toilet paper, a towel or two, etc. Moving is tiring, and you’re not going to want to search through boxes to find everything you need. Set aside your essentials now before you start packing up your bathroom. You’ll thank you for it.

  1. Get rid of anything you can.

Just as it’s helpful to set aside the things you’ll need, now is also a great time to get rid of things you don’t.

Do you have a stack of worn-out towels? Use them as rags on moving day. Got any almost-empty shampoo bottles or tiny pieces of soap in the shower? Chuck ‘em. How about any old makeup that’s changed in smell, color, or texture? Get rid of it. Also get rid of any bottles, jars, or tubes with hard-to-read labels — or no label at all — as well as any old paint, chemicals, or expired medicines.

Note: Do not dispose of any hazardous materials (medications, chemicals, paint, etc.) in the garbage can or toilet. These items can pose a danger to the environment. Instead, consult a local waste removal company or recycling center about the best way to dispose of them.

  1. Start packing.

Now that you’ve gotten rid of the stuff you don’t need, it’s time to pack up the things you’re taking with you.

We’ve already mentioned that there’s probably nothing in your bathroom that’s all that big or heavy, so don’t make more work for yourself than you have to when packing up your bathroom. (Don’t worry: There will be plenty of big things to move in the other rooms. And for those things, Bellhops movers can be a great help.) Use small boxes to pack your stuff, and don’t pack them too full or else they might break.

Some of your bathroom items might be breakable, so line your moving boxes with linens or towels so the contents don’t shift and crack during transit. If you need to pack some especially fragile items, wrap them in bubble wrap, tape them up, and use packing peanuts or crumpled newspaper to secure them in the box. Pack your soft items like towels and linens in heavy-duty plastic bags or in a cardboard box. You can also use them to fill out the empty spaces in the top of other boxes.

You’ll also want to make sure that nothing leaks during the move. Make sure all lids and caps are sealed tightly. (You can even tape them shut for an extra layer of security.) Then, stick any suspect containers in sealable plastic bags before packing them in boxes.

Use toiletry bags for your makeup and hair accessories, and pack your medicines and first aid supplies in a separate box. Your cleaning supplies should go in a separate (and easy-to-find) box, too, as you will likely want to do a little cleaning when you get to your new place.

While you should be able to pack and move your bathroom items yourself, if you happen to need assistance packing and moving your bathroom — or your entire place — Bellhops movers would be more than glad to help.


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