When moving house, you have to keep in mind all of your stored cleaning supplies and know-how to pack and store them properly.
They are quite tricky since they contain highly poisonous chemicals that might either ruin your other items or they might get onto your hands or those of the movers.
Being cautious with such items is very important, and this is why you might need the help of professional movers. We, at H2H Movers, take moving, packing, and storing very seriously, and thus our team knows the right ways to go about even the trickiest tasks.
You can contact them from the H2H Movers website and see if they can help you out.
Otherwise, if you decide to move your cleaning supplies on your own, we have some tips and tricks down below. Stay tuned!
Packing Your Cleaning Supplies
The first thing you should do is sort out your cleaning products since there is a good chance you have expired or are just near-empty. Carefully check the info on their labels for expiration dates and the proper disposal method.
After all of the oldies and almost empty bottles are properly disposed of, it’s time to sort out the rest by purpose or by room.
There are many essential rules when it comes to disposing of cleaning supplies, and these are to NEVER pour them in storm sewers, on the ground, down the train, or with the rest of your trash. It’s a good idea to contact your local waste management department so that they can give you a heads up.
When it comes to the actual packing materials, you will need packing tape, a garbage bag, and one sturdy box. We also suggest some rubbery gloves, so you don’t touch any liquid from the cleaning products that have come out on their packaging.
Process of Packing
The first thing you should do is to line your boxes with a plastic bag. This will prevent any spills. You should also secure all holes and openings of the bottles. If you have powdered products, you should put some tape over the holes to prevent the powder from spilling all out.
After that, you should put all of your cleaning supplies in the boxes and be careful of packing the boxes with too much stuff.
Once everything is in the boxes, you must close the plastic bag around them and label and tape the box.
Keep in mind that moving companies usually don’t pack cleaning supplies, but if you properly pack them to prevent spills and damage to the moving truck, it will be all good.
Unpacking Your Cleaning Products
You must carefully open your boxes once you get to your new home since the products might have shifted. However, if you put them in a plastic bag, there will be no worries.
Overall, these are the basic steps to packing your cleaning supplies. We hope this small guide helped you and happy moving!