Moving to Colorado Springs? When and How to Pack Your Pantry 05/03/2018In many homes, the kitchen is the most complex room to pack. Many rooms, it is straightforward enough to bring in a assortment of boxes and put everything into them until it’s all packed up. The natural organization of the area makes it simple to pack things up. The kitchen, be that as it may, calls for a unique process for every type of item. Even if you have moved several times and have become a professional at packing glassware and placing paper between platters and mixing bowls, there is always that one burning question: What should you do about the food which is in your cupboard and icebox? It would be reckless to trash, it's many times tough to work out the best process to tackle these pantry leftovers. When to Pack Your Pantry Moving the items from your pantry is only a fit idea some of the time. The most critical components to ponder are the length of the move, the safety of the foodstuffs, and the expiration dates. If you are only moving a fairly short distance, you might want to pack anything that will transport cleanly because there's very little time that will lapse or opportunity for spoilage. For cross-country moves, however, check out the expiration dates and only plan on taking items with more than half a year before the item expires. Non-glass spice jars and new containers can be packed but open canisters and bags should be set aside. You may also want to consider the cost of moving low-priced canned goods when added to a long-haul move. Packing a No-Spills Pantry Box Once you have sorted out the items from your pantry that you are going to move, start getting your boxes ready. Plastic boxes with snapping lids are ideal for food storage because cans may become too weighty for cardboard and plastic will deter insect infestation. Keep your pantry box as neat and snuggly packed as achievable to evade unearthing a mess when you arrive in Colorado Springs. Put the heaviest items on the bottom and line up any squared-off or boxed items firmly against each other. Use sealable bags and Tupperware to seal open items 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 up. Provided only nonperishable containers are in your pantry box and it is all sealed, it should be safe to transport with the remainder of the boxes, but it is always a good idea to double check with your moving company concerning what can and can’t be loaded on the moving van. What About the Fridge? The first detail to acknowledge is that foodstuffs in the fridge can and will spoil if they are not dealt with correctly. Usually, refrigerator foods are only taken from Point A to Point B if the move involves less than 2 hours of driving. But, it is reasonable to not want to pitch a freezer full of food and any residual groceries on moving day, but you'll need to plan on moving them in your car. Moving companies don’t handle perishables. To move your icebox foods, first, be positive the fridge and freezer at the new home are turned on and working. Then, it will be acceptable to pack up your cold food items into a large ice chest that is about half-filled with ice. Take the items over to the new house, put in the fridge, and enjoy not having to grocery shop on moving day. Donating Your Pantry Goods Finally, there is the issue of what to do with any foodstuffs you cannot or don't elect to take with you. There are places that would be happy to take the extra food off your hands and get it passed out to those who don’t have enough. Food donation is a crucial type of local charity, so no matter if you have a few containers of dry pasta or a whole pantry full of non-perishables, ponder donating what you don’t want or cannot transport 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 the United States. Click here or on the picture above to learn more! The vast majority of people moving from house to house has something leftover in their cupboard, even if you tried your hardest to use up everything. Understanding when to pack, what food can be packed, and when to contemplate donating is a vital element of the moving process. With the correct tactics, you can arrive to your new house in Colorado Springs with the maximum number of safely packed non-perishable groceries and a tranquil feeling having provided the extra to those who can benefit most from it.