PACKING YOUR BATHROOM THE RIGHT WAY FOR A MOVE

Most people plan in advance and hire the right furniture movers for their house when planning a shift. In the process of thinking about all the big furniture, electronic devices, clothes, and massive boxes of other possessions, many forget about the importance of packing bathroom items when moving to the suburbs from Auckland.   

Packing bathroom items are trickier for house packers than other items for many reasons. Because bathroom items are required on a daily basis, it’s imperative to figure out the perfect timing to pack and move them. Packing them too early will leave you in need and packing them too late is sure to cause confusion when you’re trying to make use of East Auckland Movers or West Auckland Movers.

Many of these items are also fragile and contain liquids that can spill over and create a mess. Extra care needs to be taken when packing bathroom items and doing furniture removals. Here’s a guide that can help you.

Start by sorting your bathroom supplies 

Before you dump everything in your bathroom into a packing box, sort out all the supplies you have. Organizing them based on a category will make packing and shifting a lot easier for you. Here’s how you can sort items out.

  • Hairdryers, electric razors, curling irons, and epilators under bathroom appliances
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, dental floss, mouth wash, body lotions, shower gels, shampoos, hair products, conditioners under toiletries
  • Razors, foams, gels, brushes, aftershave lotions under shaving accessories
  • Lip gloss, eyeliner pencils, lipstick, foundations, nail polishes, lip balm, shades, mascara, rouge under cosmetics and make up
  • First aid kit, eye care products, prescription medication under medicines
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, tissue paper under paper products
  • Bathrobes & towels
  • Perfumes & deodorants
  • Cleaning supplies

Just make sure you keep items that you use more frequently separately so that you have easy access to them in the days leading up to the move, during the move, and the initial days at the new house. This includes things like toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrush, conditioner, shampoo, soap, toilet paper, and a clean towel.      

Get rid of what you don’t need

Once you’ve sorted your bathroom supplies out, you’ll have a better understanding of what you actually need and what you don’t. Keep in mind that the more supplies you load onto the moving truck of Movers in Auckland such as Henderson Movers, the more you’re going to have to pay, so it’s a good idea to get rid of the items you don’t need or rarely use.

You should throw away any damaged appliances, expired medications or those with illegible labels, empty tubes, and bottles, expired beauty products, worn-out bathrobes, plungers as well as toilet brushes. Items that are in good condition can be handed over to your friends, relatives, or even donated. These could be any duplicate appliances you own, accessories you’re not a fan of, cosmetics, creams, shampoo bottles, and makeup that you haven’t used as yet.

You will also need to get rid of any hazardous materials because the moving truck of your furniture movers isn’t going to be able to transport them for you. Hazardous items may include aerosols like deodorants or hairsprays, toiletries containing alcohol such as astringent and mouthwash, flammable products such as nail polish as well as polish removers, and most cleaning products containing harmful chemicals.

Try to use up as many bathroom products as you can before the move so that you don’t have to let them go to waste. While you can apply this to half-finished toothpaste and shampoo bottles, don’t apply it to medicines as that could be counterproductive.    

Start packing based on the type of item 

The first thing you need to put together is a bathroom bag for each member of the family. This includes soaps, shampoos, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrush, and other items of daily use. This will be packed last so that you have easy access to it when you need it even once you’ve shifted to the new house.

While packing liquids or other tubes, make sure you take the air out from them and them cover them in plastic wraps. For fragile items that are vulnerable to damage, ensure that you use enough packing paper and bubble wrap to pad them before placing them into boxes that have cushioning inside.

For toiletries, it’s imperative that you line the base of packing boxes with towels or cloth to create a cushioning effect. You should also put makeup into special makeup bags or toiletry bags. Just make sure any spaces left in the box once you’ve packed the items are filled with cushioning so that any friction caused while transporting the items doesn’t result in breakage.

Keep containers holding liquids upright and you can even add an extra layer of the seal to them to prevent the liquid from spilling over. Bathroom appliances such as hair dryers must be packed in their original boxes. Just be sure to label any breakables as “Fragile” on the box. 

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