The bathroom may be the smallest unit of your house, but not the easiest one when it comes to moving. If you decide not to hire professional NYC moving assistance, you will soon realize how difficult moving can be, but not impossible.
Here are some of the most important guidelines for preparing and packing a bathroom before the move. First of all pack a bag with daily essentials- cosmetics, medicines,…
Keep it with you so that you can easily reach any of the products you need at any given moment. Inspect your bathroom carefully, sort the items you want to move and get rid of all empty or almost empty bottles or other inexpensive products that can be easily replaced.
Also, you don’t really need expired cosmetics or medicines. If you are not able to read the label of the product, throw it away. Some of the medicines or cosmetic products have very short expiry date, so there’s no need to keep them. Here are a few reasons why you should get rid of some products: past the expiry date, illegible label, lack of label, changed color, consistency or smell.
When packing, just bare in mind that the weight of your possessions affects the overall moving cost estimate. So, it wouldn’t be a bad idea actually to throw away all unused products and junk or reuse them for some other purposes during the move. Pack toiletries in smaller moving boxes. The toiletries you won’t move to your new home you can also donate.
Fragile, glass or porcelain accessories need special attention, so pack them carefully. Use a separate box for packing chemicals and cleaning supplies. All liquid products should be well shut and moved in a plastic, leak-proof container, so that your other possessions cannot be contaminated, even if the bottle leaks.
Alternatively, you can just set aside half empty bottles of cleaning products and use them for cleaning your old house after the move is done. Keep the fist-aid bag nearby, so that it can be accessible at any moment. Use sturdy, plastic bags to pack linens and towels. While disposing of your expired or unnecessary medicines mind your environment! They can cause serious environmental damage, so behave in an eco-friendly way.
Your local household hazardous waste facility will handle products like chemicals, cleaning supplies, medicines, so don’t throw them into the toilet. In case you don’t know how to manage those substances, contact nearest recycling agency for further instructions.
Bathroom items are to be packed in small boxes. Divide them into categories and pack them separately. Glass or porcelain accessories should be cushioned and packed with bubble wrap. You can use towels or linens to protect all fragile items. Also, be careful while transporting aerosol cans, because if overheated, they can explode. Soft and not so delicate items like towels, linen, curtains can be packed in a sturdy plastic bag or in a cardboard box.
If the whole procedure seems too complicated for you, find a professional assistance. Movers will be able to take care of packing. All you have to do is to set aside certain amount of money which would cover their services. Feel free to ask them for further instructions as well. Do-it-yourself option may seem much cheaper, but sometimes turns out that money you spend on packing material and supplies is actually the amount that could cover professional packing services. Other than financial aspect, by hiring professional local or interstate movers you can save a lot of time and energy and therefore you can get the possibility to handle some other problematic tasks like paperwork.