Are you moving soon and trying to figure out where to start? We get it! Between the breakables to figuring out what to do with food, navigating the kitchen packing process can seem overwhelming. We have five simple tips for packing non-perishable food that you need to know!
Make sure you verify the rules and regulations for packing non-perishable food with your mover. Local moves are treated differently than interstate relocations.
Packing Spices and Open Dried Goods
Many people have an entire cabinet dedicated to spices and dried goods like flour and sugar. They are easy to pack, but they need a little preparation before throwing them into a box. For shaker-type spices, place a piece of tape over them, and for larger items like flour and sugar, place them in a plastic sealable bag. For the ultimate protection, pack everything in a plastic tote to keep things from being punctured.
Ditch the Glass Bottles
When packing non-perishable food, consider leaving glass bottles behind. Even if glass items are packed well, there is a chance they can break or burst during transport. Save yourself the headache of cleaning up a mess!
Pick the Right Size Box
Canned goods and non-perishable food items tend to have weight. Instead of having one large box that is hard to move, pack smaller containers that you can easily lift. If you need help selecting the right size box, we have you covered!
Consider the Transportation Cost vs. Buying New
The weight of canned goods can add up quickly. Depending on the quantity of what you want to pack, it might be more cost-effective to buy new items when you get there.
Donate Non-Perishable Foods
If you have any unopened, non-expired, and non-perishable foods you are looking to leave behind, consider donating them to a local food bank or ask your mover if they are a Move for Hunger partner.
Move for Hunger is a non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and combat hunger. The program gives people a simple way to donate their unopened, non-perishable food when they move. If your mover is part of the program, they will pack up your unwanted, non-perishable food and will drop it off at a local food bank.
When packing non-perishable food, make sure you keep some snacks for moving day! If you have any questions about packing, preparing for your move, or need some assistance with your relocation, our team is ready to help. Call us today or fill out the online quote form.
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