Packing your bathroom for a move will be an exercise in de-cluttering, as so many items in this room are probably outdated. From prescription medications to old creams and lotions, you can probably best start this task with a good purge. As such, packing a bathroom will start with tossing all the old stuff.
Lotions and creams typically have a shelf life of six months to one year. If you hang onto them longer than that, their effectiveness, potency and chemical structure won’t be up to par, especially when it comes to sunscreen and face or wrinkle cream. To pack them effectively so they don’t leak or spill all over everything, put them in small or large zip baggies.
Discard all prescription medications that are past their expiration date. It’s dangerous to consume them once that date has passed. But don’t just flush all those unused pills and liquids down the toilet. This isn’t safe either, as they can get into the local water supply. Your best bet is to bring them to a pharmacy, and they will dispose of them for you properly.
Here are some things to keep in mind before packing up the bathroom:
Once you have arrived, the first order of business is to clean the bathroom. Go from the top down, meaning start with the ceiling, then walls, then cabinets and finally, floors. If the bathroom needs a coat of paint, do this after cleaning. It’s best to apply a semi-gloss paint which will make for easier cleaning later on and will prevent moisture from getting into the walls.
Packing your bathroom doesn’t have to be daunting when you are prepared ahead of time.
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