What to Do with Food When Moving

Food Free Moving: What to Do with Foodstuff When Moving

You can’t even imagine how much foodstuff is stored in your kitchen. At least, until you start packing it. The cooking suppliers, bottles, and leftovers are really endless. The experienced movers prefer food free moving. It means you have to relocate as little products as possible. The major advantages of such moving include the following:

  • getting rid of eatable items allows reducing moving expenses. The final number of boxes and containers will be significantly smaller;
  • small chance of damage to your belongings. Nothing will be spilled or poured on your best dress;
  • food won’t be spoiled while moving if you relocate long distance. The chance to get melted or messed-up cooking suppliers is rather high.

However, even if you decide not to take food with you, there is still an essential problem left. What should you do with all these edible items in your fridge and cupboards? The easiest way is to throw all away. However, it’s so wasteful, unnecessary and expensive. There is a lot of clever solutions on how to get rid of foodstuff without regret.

Neighbors, relatives, and friends. There are always many people who will take the pantry suppliers joyfully. Yet, before doing it, you have to check the expiration dates of the products.

Local food banks are always longing for new stocks. All you have to do is to gather eatable items and deliver them to the proper location. Sometimes foodbanks pick up the foodstuff by themselves. You can even ask your moving company to do it. As a rule, the movers have necessary contact information and closely cooperate with such organizations.

Eat it! It sounds funny but very often the greater part of the pantry storage can be eaten in a few days. You can try to refuse attending cafes and eateries for a couple of days. Your supplies will vanish in no time. If the food stock is really large, it’s possible to organize “cuisine battles”. Their aim is the use of as many suppliers as possible. It’s a funny and effective way to get rid of pantry stock.

Before starting donating or sharing your foodstuff, it’s better to take food inventory. Perhaps, there are some precious items you’ve forgotten about. For instance, you can find private label wine in your bar. Unopen canned food and cereals are also worth tacking with you. When you make up the list of items you’d like to relocate, it’s recommended to sort them. All eatables can be divided into the following groups:

  • perishables;
  • canned food;
  • non-perishables;
  • cooking suppliers;
  • glass bottles.

Your next step is to pack everything carefully. Small boxes and zip locks are perfect variants. You have to label the containers and warn the movers. One more important point is about the snacks while the very relocation. You should prepare some food kits in order to have a bite while traveling unless you are moving to the next street.

In conclusion, it should be noticed that it’s better to think twice before moving the content of your pantry. Not all eatables are allowed to be transferred by movers.  All the questions are to be discussed with the relocation company.

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What to Do with Food When Moving was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Olga Skoba

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