You’re moving! So you’re going through your house, room by room, doing your best to pack what you can and keep everything contained. Now that you’ve reached the bathroom, what are you supposed to do? Thankfully, you’re not packing the toilet or the tub, so there’s not much heavy stuff for packing a bathroom.
But what about all those toiletries? The last thing you want is for something to leak because you won’t find that leaking bottle of body oil for days, if not weeks. You’ll not only lose the bottle’s contents, but it may leak onto other packed items or boxes. Either way, it’s a mess.
Here are 5 helpful tips on packing a bathroom for your upcoming move:
1. Clean and Secure Product Openings
First, clean the bottle openings then tightly re-cap them and secure them. You can do this with packing tape. The tape will help keep the lid closed. You can also wrap the top (or the entire bottle) in plastic wrap and tie off.
No matter what time of the year you’re moving (or where you’re moving), boxes in a moving van will experience varying temperature changes. This can lead to containers expanding and contracting. Expanding and contracting plastics can lead to leaks, so you’ll want to do what you can ahead of time to mitigate this.
2. Use Plastic Bags
Put each bathroom product into a plastic bag. This is especially important if you’ll be traveling by air to your new location. The changes in pressure may cause your items to contract or even explode. This won’t be as much of an issue if you’re traveling by road, but just in case, it’s always a good idea to wrap each item into a different bag.
3. Use Towels as Packing
Place towels around the sides of the box and then place the toiletries in the middle. Should anything leak, the towels will provide a final thick barrier between your leaking toiletries and other boxes.
If you have any breakable items, you should wrap these in towels as well. If you’re moving small mirrors, you can wrap them in bubble wrap a towel around the bubble wrap. (These items should be packed separately.)
4. Use Extra Towels
If you have additional towels, you can place these at the top of the heavy boxes. For example, if you have shelves of books to pack, you’ll want to separate the books into several boxes. Trying to fit all the books into the same boxes is not a good idea. (It’s amazing what a box full of paper weighs.) By dividing the books up and combining them with extra towels, you’ll lighten the load.
5. Help with Your Move
If you’re planning a move and need assistance, the team at Winter Moving & Storage is here with tips on packing a bathroom and much more. From packing boxes to loading the truck and more, Winter Moving is eager to assist. Now is the perfect time to give the team at Winter Moving & Storage a call.