How to Restock Your Bathroom After a Move

How to Restock Your Bathroom After a Move

Unpacking to restock your bathroom after a move can seem intimidating. Still, it is essential in making your morning and night routines smooth. Many people dump bathroom toiletries into boxes as they pack up their old homes. Then, they are overwhelmed with unpacking all the toiletries, gadgets, and tools used to get ready in the morning or wind down in the evening.

Getting out of the shower to prepare for your day and realizing you are missing deodorant or a hair dryer is frustrating. Also, running to the store before bed because you are out of toothpaste can cramp your style. Furthermore, sitting down to use the bathroom and realizing you don’t have any toilet paper is a real BUMmer. (pun intended)

The bathroom is the most intimate room in your home. It is usually the last room to get fully unpacked. This is shocking because the first night you stay in your new home, the bathroom will be one pit stop you will make crashing into bed. (see what I did there?) Therefore, you are typically uncomfortable, unsettled, and unhappy when it is not properly stocked.

You may have everything you need, perfectly organized and ready to unpack. You may be like me and use up the remainder of many bathroom items before a move, so you don’t have to pack them. Therefore, you only have a few necessities in your new home. So, when you run to the store to restock your bathroom, use the list below to ensure you have all items needed to look and feel your best.

Toilet paper displayed on a wooden ladder, near toilet

Cleaning items

  • air freshener
  • toilet brush
  • trash can + liners
Display of items that are included in a first-aid kit.

First aid kit

  • alcohol-free cleansing wipes
  • antiseptic cream
  • bandages
  • disposable sterile gloves
  • scissors
  • skin rash cream
  • sticky tape
  • thermometer
  • tweezers
Display of different hair tools and products

Hair tools & products

  • brush (wet brush)
  • comb
  • curlers
  • curling iron/wand
  • hair clips + ties
  • hair dryer
  • hairspray
  • mousse
  • shampoo & conditioner
  • straightener
Body-wash, loofah, washcloth on a marble table top

Shower items

  • bath mat
  • bath towels
  • hand towels
  • loofahs
  • shower curtain
  • washcloths
Bidet nozzle spraying water

Toilet accessories

  • bidet
  • squatty potty
  • plunger
  • toilet paper
Toiletries displayed on bathroom countertop


  • body wash
  • cotton balls
  • deodorant
  • face wash
  • facial toner
  • feminine products
  • floss
  • hand soap
  • makeup remover
  • moisturizer
  • nail clippers
  • nail polish remover
  • q-tips
  • razor & extra blades
  • shaving cream
  • tissues
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
Bathroom drawer with toiletries and appliances

Bathroom Organization Tips

Now, to take bathroom restocking one step further, I recommend properly organizing your items so they are easy to find. Here are five steps to improving bathroom organization:

  1. Line the cabinets and drawers to protect them from possible spills or scratches.
  2. Sort your items by categories, such as daily-use items, hair accessories + products, skincare, makeup, dental care, and feminine care.
  3. Now start assigning items into drawers and cabinets based on usage. Things you use most frequently should be the most accessible: at the front of cabinets and top drawers. Items you use less frequently should be in the bottom drawers and back of cabinets.
  4. Measure your drawers and cabinets to see what organization tools may help keep things contained. My favorite bathroom organizers are these drawer trays that keep items separated. I like how the different sizes can work together for different items and spaces.
  5. Place items in designated spaces and then label the drawers. You can be as specific or general as you want. You can label a drawer: hair products. Or you can get more specific and say: hair ties, headbands, hairspray, combs, clips. Choose what works best for you.

Finally, remember being prepared and having all your toiletries, gadgets, and tools needed to get ready in the morning and wind down in the evening can make the transition into your new home more comfortable. Before you go, here is a printable shopping list with all the bathroom restock items you need to pick up from the store as you replenish your supplies!

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