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Packing bathroom items for a move can be a unique challenge

Packing bathroom items for a move can be a unique challenge due to the variety of items and materials found in this room, from toiletries and medicines to towels and small appliances. Here are some steps to pack your bathroom efficiently:

1. Declutter: Start by sorting through your items. Discard anything that’s expired, nearly empty, or that you haven’t used in a while. There’s no point in moving items that you don’t need.

2. Separate Items: Group similar items together. For example, you could have one group for toiletries, another for medications, one for towels and bath mats, and another for appliances like hair dryers and electric toothbrushes.

3. Protect Breakables: Wrap breakable items like mirrors or glass containers in bubble wrap, packing paper or towels to protect them during the move.

4. Prevent Leaks: For any items that could potentially leak (like shampoo or liquid soap), open the cap, place a piece of plastic wrap over the opening, then screw the cap back on. This will help prevent any leaks from damaging other items. Consider putting these items in a plastic bag as an extra layer of protection.

5. Use Small Boxes: Pack heavy items like books in small boxes so they’re easier to carry. Lighter items like linens and towels can go in larger boxes.

6. Pack Medications Carefully: Medications should be packed separately from other bathroom items, especially if they’re critical medications that you’ll need immediately upon arriving at your new home.

7. Box Towels and Linens: Use towels, washcloths, and linens as padding to protect other items during the move. They can be used to fill empty spaces in boxes or to wrap around fragile items.

8. Packing Appliances: For appliances like hair dryers or electric razors, wrap the item in a towel or bubble wrap to prevent damage. Remember to keep small parts like charger cords together with the main appliance.

9. Label Boxes: Clearly label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. This will make the unpacking process easier.

10. Essentials Box: Pack an essentials box with the items you’ll need right away in your new home, like toilet paper, soap, a couple of towels, and essential toiletries.

Remember, careful packing will protect your items and make the unpacking process in your new home much easier.