When you’re getting ready for a move to a new home, you have a lot of things on your to-do list. Your food might not be one of them. In fact, food is the last thing many people think about when it comes to moving. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about moving and food.
Time to Toss
Throwing away food is the first step. Don’t throw everything away, of course, but pull out anything that’s expired. If you haven’t used the food by now, you probably won’t, and if it’s expired, you shouldn’t anyway. Toss anything too old to eat or donate.
Do you have a ton of canned food? What about things like unopened rice, pasta, and cereal? If you have a lot of food on hand, and you don’t want to spend the time or money to move it, donating to a local food bank is a great way to make sure it gets used by someone who needs it, so it doesn’t go to waste.
Use Things Up
Before your move, try to use things that are open or perishable. Eat the fruits, veggies, dairy, eggs, and opened boxes of cookies, cereal, pasta, and other pantry items in the weeks before you move so you don’t have to worry about them on move day. Food is something to think about when you’re ready to relocate, but it’s not the only thing. For help with planning and to schedule your packers and movers, contact Nilson Van and Storage.