Guide: Packing Up Your Bathroom

After packing your bedroom and kitchen, it is now time to pack up your bathroom. This might seem like a simple task. After all, a bathroom is not that big and the items are smaller and fewer, right? Well, you will be surprised to find a lot of items that you didn’t even realize existed. You can either DIY or hire a small moving company like Ship Smart to help you out.

Some of the stuff is useful while others are just empty shampoo and soap bottles. We use the bathroom several times a day and it can be more difficult to pack then you think. This guide will help pack up your bathroom in a breeze.



How to sort the bathroom items.

Pack Essentials

Pack a small bag with a few essentials first and keep them with you. This includes toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and a hair brush. The last thing you want to do when unpacking is trying to figure out the location of your essential toiletries.

Throw away empty bottles.

Decide what you need to move and what should be discarded. Check the cabinets, shelves, medicine chests, and drawers for any bottles, deodorant, cosmetics, etc. Set aside a box to throw in stuff that you no longer need, or empty bottles and tubes.

Expired Products

Check the expiry dates on medicine bottles and other products before you pack them. If you cannot find the expiry date because the label cannot be read, get rid of it.

Items to be trashed.

Worn out towels, curtains, and bathrobes can be used to clean the house. Pieces of soap and that old makeup you don’t use any more should be thrown in the trash bin. Your aim should be to pack only what is necessary.

Prohibited Items

Learn from your shipping company which items are hazardous so that you don’t waste your time packing them. Bleach, and a few cleaning products are some of the prohibited items, and you have to find a safe way to dispose them.

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How To Pack Up Your Bathroom
  • After sorting your bathroom items, packing should not take a lot of time. You need small boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper and labels. Wrap fragile items using bubble wrap and pack them in boxes lined with towels or packing paper.
  • Pack first aid supplies, including medicine in a separate box. Make sure the medicine bottles are properly sealed (and labeled). Be sure to take all your prescription medications with you. Shampoo, conditioners, hair sprays and other hair products should be packed in plastic bags before putting them into the boxes. This will prevent damage to other items in case they leak
  • Cleaning supplies should be packed last because you might need them just before you move. Use a separate box and make sure you set it aside so that you can easily access it.
  • Use towels that you need to pack anyway to fill empty spaces after packing the other items. It is a good way of utilizing space without adding extra weight. Plus, the towels will prevent the boxes from caving in when they are stacked.


Be Strategic

As you can see, packing up your bathroom can take more time than you considered, so give yourself a couple of hours minimum. Remember, you can always reach out to Ship Smart for professional help. We will pack and ship your bathroom items in no time.