Moving to a new home is a challenge. It is important to pack up all your belongings for safe transport. This is especially true if you’ve never gone through the process before. Since each room of your home can present a unique packing challenge, it’s helpful to know the best way to attack any given space. Rooms with large objects and few items to pack are the easiest way to get started. It’s when you begin to encounter more complex rooms, filled with fragile or easily ruined items that your packing method becomes critical. One such room is your bathroom. To help you along, here’s a complete guide to packing your bathroom from affordable movers in St. Louis.
Step One: Sorting
When you are ready to pack your bathroom, the first thing you’ll need to do is sort through all the items in it. Most people have many items that have built up over time that may have escaped their notice. To pack everything effectively, you’ll need to sort out your bathroom items into a few key categories. They are:
- Appliances (hair dryers, curling irons, etc.)
- Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, shaving kit)
- Cleaning Supplies
- Towels and bathroom linens
Once you’ve got everything sorted out, separate the items, you’ll need to use throughout your move, like the toiletries, a towel, and any medicines you take regularly. This way, you can pack them together to avoid having to unpack to find the essentials hastily.
Step Two: Eliminating Unneeded Items
Packing is the perfect time to get rid of things you don’t need, and in some cases didn’t know you had. Avoid transporting unnecessary clutter to your new home and minimize how much work it will take to move everything. Throw out expired medicines, worn linens, and unused cleaning supplies. If you have duplicate appliances like extra hair dryers and the like, consider bringing them to a local donation center. Anything that you don’t need should be eliminated by the end of this process.
Step Three: Packing Up
Now that you’ve narrowed down what will be moving to your new home, it’s time to box it all up. There are a few packing methods to consider to ensure that your belongings stay safe.
- Wrap any opened liquid containers in storage bags that can be sealed. Ideally, double bag anything that’s likely to leak.
- Use towels and linens to wrap any items that are fragile.
- Line boxes with towels to avoid damage from vibration.
- Keep an inventory for each box and attach it to the box when it’s full.
- Create appropriate labels for each box.
Use your judgment to keep liquid items segregated from things that could be ruined by a spill. Mark any boxes fragile that require it. Then, secure every box with high-quality packing tape.
By following these steps, you’ll be able to move your bathroom necessities with ease! For assistance packing or managing any other aspect of your move, call Cheap Movers St Louis today!