How to pack food for moving

Moving houses can arguably be one of the most stressful times. Deciding what stays, what goes and where they go is one of those difficult decisions you’ll have to make and fast.

But, add in food with varying expiry dates and storage instructions into the mix and it sounds like a recipe for disaster…

That is until you read our simple guide to packing food – to help make your move that little bit easier.

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A step-by-step guide to packing food when moving house

Step One

Create an inventory list. This is the food you have that you wish to take with you. Start by writing the storage type and expiry, this will make it easier to identify what needs to be kept cool or frozen and what the shelf-life is.

Pro Tip: For any items in need of cool storage, you can purchase ice packs to keep in the boxes that require it. Or, you could simply use a cool box if you have one to hand.

Step Two

Pack your canned goods and glass jars or bottles with care. We recommend you wrap each one separately in packing paper, then placing them in a box close together to prevent any moving. Use bubble wrap or void fill to fill any empty spaces around the cardboard box for added security.

Pro Tip: Ideally you should pack your glass bottles separately to jars and canned goods and store them upright for easier lifting.

Step Three

Any everyday essentials such as bread, sugar or pasta that can be damaged easily or ripped open. Place these in a separate box and be sure to label them ‘fragile’, so to not store anything heavy on top.

Step Four

Once your have separated your items, be sure to correctly secure each box. Use strong tape to ensure no damage during transit.

Step Five

Label, label, label! Correctly label and mark each box with the items inside, the type of food or the storage instructions. This will make unpacking that little bit easier so you can relocate your items in your new space.

Has moving house got you stressed out?

We’ve created a guide and checklist to help make it easier! Take a look here

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