If you are moving locally and still have a cabinet full of food, most of it will be worth taking with you to your new home. Because you paid good money for your food and you are moving relatively close by, you should make the effort to save your food if possible. Use our tips below on the best ways to pack food and other perishable items to avoid wasting food during your moving process!
Packing Canned Goods
Because canned goods are packaged neatly in hard containers, packing these items should be one of your simplest tasks. Consider the extra weight they will account for; if you are paying a mover by the weight of your belongings, it may not be worth taking but if you are not, these should be easy items to pack and bring with you to your new home.
Packing Dry Goods
If you have open items such as rice, cereal or chips, make sure these are sealed tightly so they do not spill and cause a mess during an already hectic move. Keep similar items together, such as bottled spices and herbs, to make for an easy unpacking process.
Packing Frozen Food
Many families have a freezer stocked with perishable food items that they would like to take with them on a local move. Because some moving companies have restrictions, make sure you check with your movers to see if they allow perishable items in their vans. If so, make sure you pack your frozen goods cautiously and safely to avoid spoiling.