Moving to Atlanta? When and How to Pack Your Pantry
In most homes, the kitchen is the most complicated space to pack. Most rooms, it is simple enough to bring in a assortment of boxes and place everything into them until the room is empty. The natural arrangement of the room makes it easy to sort the box contents. The kitchen, be that as it may, requires a unique procedure for every kind of item. Regardless if you have moved several times and have become an expert at swaddling glassware and stacking newsprint between plates and bowls, there is always that one nagging question: What should you do with the items still in your cupboard and refrigerator?
It would be reckless to throw it out, it's often tough to figure out the best process to deal with these pantry leftovers.
When to Pack Your Pantry
Moving your pantry is only a fit idea some of the time. The most important components to ponder are the length of the move, the safety of the foodstuffs, and the expiration dates. If you are just moving a rather short distance, you will be able to pack everything that will go nicely because there's very little lag or danger of spoilage. For cross-country moves, however, take a look at expiration dates and only plan on taking items with more than half a year before the item expires. Non-glass spice jars and closed containers can be packed but open containers and bags should be put aside. You may also want to think about the cost of moving inexpensive canned goods when added to a cross-country move.
Packing a No-Spills Pantry Box
Once you have set aside what you are going to take with you, start preparing your boxes. Plastic boxes with snapping lids are wonderful for food storage because cans may be too cumbersome for cardboard and plastic will block insect infestation. Keep your pantry box as orderly and tightly packed as possible to avert unearthing a mess when you unpack in Atlanta.
Place the items that weigh the most on the bottom and line up any squared-off or boxed items snuggly against each other. Use Zip-lock bags and Tupperware to seal open containers of food or ingredients. You might find it useful to use dividers made of plastic or a pieces of cardboard box to to make sure everything is upright and secure. Designate the box as breakable so there is no confusion with your movers when they load it into the moving van. If only nonperishable containers are in your pantry box and everything is sealed, it should be okay to move with the remainder of the boxes, but it’s always a smart idea to double check with your moving company on what can and cannot be put on the moving truck.
What About the Fridge?
The first detail to think about is that foodstuffs in the fridge can and will spoil if they are not managed correctly. Usually, refrigerator goods are only moved if the move entails fewer than a couple hours of driving. However, it's understandable to not want to pitch a freezer full of food and any leftover staples on moving day, but you will need to plan on moving them in your own vehicle. Moving companies do not take items that can go bad.
To move your refrigerator things, first, make sure the fridge and freezer at the destination are on and cooling properly. Then, it should be acceptable to pack up your items from the fridge and freezer into a big cooler that is about half-filled with ice. Transport the items over to the new house, load in the fridge, and bask in not having to grocery shop on moving day.
Donating Your Pantry Goods
Lastly, there is the question of how to handle any items you cannot or don't elect to move with you. There are numerous charities that would be glad to take the extra food off your hands and get it distributed to those in need. Food donation is a critical variety of local charity, so whether you have a few boxes of mac & cheese or an entire pantry full of non-perishables, ponder donating what you do not want or cannot move to your new house. A-1 Freeman Moving Group proudly has joined with Move for Hunger, a non-profit organization that works with moving companies to collect non-perishable food items, and deliver them to food banks across North America. Click here or on the picture above to learn more!
Nearly everyone moving from Point A to Point B has something leftover in their pantry, even if you attempted to cook up everything. Understanding when to pack, which items can be packed, and when to donate is a vital part of the moving process. With the correct tactics, you can arrive to your new home in Atlanta with the maximum number of safely packed non-perishable food items and a tranquil feeling having given the extra to those who can benefit most from it.