How to Pack Your Bathroom for Your Upcoming Move

Bathrooms can hold a surprising amount of stuff for such a small space in your home. Many homeowners will accumulate several boxes dedicated to a single bathroom between cosmetics, liquid cleaners, towels, and decorations. To make your bathroom packing easier for your household move, follow the steps below to keep organized and efficient.

Purge Items

Bathrooms tend to collect an oddball mashup of cosmetics, products, and cleaners. Before packing, pull everything from your cabinets, drawers, and shelves and decide what you want to take to your new house. Now is the perfect time to purge items you are not using or don’t like. Try to combine half-used bottles to minimize the number of bottles you’re transporting to your new home.

First Night Bathroom Bag

Chances are that by the time you get to your new home and start to unpack, you’ll be exhausted and ready for bed before you know it. Create a bathroom bag for your first night in the new house. You’ll want to include essentials like a toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, soap, and any additional medication or cosmetic items. Keep your essentials bag separate from the rest of your bathroom boxes so you can quickly locate the bag.


While decor certainly makes your bathroom look nice, it isn’t essential. As soon as you start the packing process for your move, pack away your bathroom decor. Wrap any breakable or delicate items in towels or bubble wrap.

Cleaning Solutions

Many bathroom cleaning products are highly acidic, and you must handle them carefully. Keep cleaning products sorted together and ensure liquids remain tightly sealed. Place liquid cleaner in tied plastic grocery bags or in large zip-lock bags. You can also use tape to secure the lids to ensure they don’t accidentally open and spill during transit. Because cleaning solutions are so caustic, consider packing them in a plastic milk crate or laundry basket instead of a fragile cardboard box. If you choose to transport these to your new home, check with your mover, as there might be restrictions about what they can handle. You might need to transport them in your own vehicle.

Liquid Bottles

Like your cleaning supplies, you’ll want to protect your liquid soaps, shampoos, and conditioners for the move. Keep these items packed together and stored in plastic bags or sealed zip-lock bags.


Small bathroom appliances like curling irons, shavers, and hair dryers are most straightforward to transport in their original packaging. Keep the cords wrapped and contained if you don’t have the original boxes. Keep all the appliances together in the same box, and ensure plenty of padding to protect your appliances during your move. Old towels, bubble wrap, or even blankets can work well to protect your items.

Towels Have Multiple Uses

Bathroom towels should be packed as part of your bathroom boxes, but they can offer plenty of other uses. Instead of making one dedicated box just for towels, consider using your bathroom towels as added protection and padding for your other items. Shoving a few towels into empty box corners or using them to wrap delicate appliances is an effective way to kill two birds with one stone.

Moving With Ease

Packing a bathroom can be tedious, with so many small items to store away for your move. You can breeze through your packing with careful planning and an organized system. Contact a professional moving company to help with your move. Dedicated, experienced, and caring professional movers are happy to get you into your new home quickly. Contact us today for a free quote on your next move.


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