The Perfect Guide To Packing Your Bathroom

Take a logical method of packing your bathroom and start with the things you use least often. Make sure that you have plenty of plastic bags, and everything else will be easy!

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I don’t know about you, but my bathroom cabinets are filled with bottles, jars and canisters of things that we rarely use, but which we don’t dispose of because we might need them in the future. If this is the case with your bathroom, start packing with the back of your cabinets, including under the sink. Use heavy-duty plastic Ziploc baggies that can be sealed when they are full, and don’t over-pack the baggies so that they run the risk of opening during the move.

  • Use small boxes to pack the contents of your cabinets.
  • Always pack toiletries separate from medicines.
  • Glass jars should be packed upright and wrapped in bubble wrap.

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If you’re like most of us, you’ll have some pill bottles or medicines that have been forgotten, so you’ll need to carefully go through these items one by one to determine if they should be kept or disposed of. Remember, that medicine should not be kept if:

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  • The label cannot be read or is missing completely.
  • The color, appearance, smell or consistency has changed.
  • It’s past its expiry date.

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  • The medicine causes side effects that didn’t occur before.
  • The treatment was discontinued or not completed.
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If you need to dispose of medicines, do not flush it down the toilet or empty the contents into the drain. Medicines cause environmental damage and contamination as chemical treatments do not completely remove the contents. To properly dispose of medicines, take them to your local pharmacy.

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If you’re moving to another city or area, you’ll probably be staying overnight in a hotel or at a relative’s house before you move in to your new home. Before you throw the entire contents of your bathroom into boxes, pull out a travel bag and load it up with necessary toiletries.

Things to include in your overnight bag:
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  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodront

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  • Hairbrush
  • Cosmetics
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Having these essential items at hand will be a great help if you are unable to unpack everything on the day of your move.

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  • Toiletry items should be packed separate from medicines and stored in plastic bags that won’t leak.
  • Glass jars or bottles should be well cushioned and packed using packing popcorn or bubble wrap.
  • You can use towels and mats to line the inside of the boxes.
  • To ensure the small boxes aren’t lost in the move, place the small boxes into medium or large box .
  • Mark each box appropriately.

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