How to pack and move your pantry

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You’ve hired Eagle Van Lines Moving & Storage and packed most of your belongings, but you don’t know how to pack and move your pantry. The kitchen is the most difficult room to pack in almost every home. Bringing in a collection of boxes to other rooms and packing everything into them until the space is empty is simple. The rooms’ natural structure makes sorting the contents of the box a breeze. If only things were that easy with the kitchen and pantry. Every type of kitchen, especially one with a huge pantry, asks for a unique technique. Even if you are an expert at wrapping your breakables, there’s still the question of what to do with the food in your pantry. We can help you figure out what to do with the pantry.

Is it necessary to pack and move your pantry?

It’s only a good idea to move your pantry on certain occasions. The length of the transfer, the safety of the food, and the expiration dates are the most significant aspects to consider. If you’re only traveling a short distance, anything that will move cleanly can be packed because there will be no delay or chance of rotting. Take a look at expiration dates for a long-distance relocation, and only pack items that have more than 6 months left on them.

Closed spice jars and other closed objects can be packed, but open containers and bags should be left out. When planning a long-distance move, don’t forget to factor in the expense of packing inexpensive canned goods. Whether you are moving across the city, or from New York City to New Jersey, for example, movers NYC to NJ will have everything under control, whatever you decide to pack.

Woman putting a jar in a kitchen pantry
Decide whether to pack and move your pantry or to leave it behind

Here is the list of the things you should pack:

  • Canned Goods
  • Sealed Food in Boxes (Cereal and Pasta)
  • Sealed Food in Bags/Packets (Cookies and Chips)
  • Unopened Condiment
  • Dried Spices
  • Flour in Sealed Bags

The things you shouldn’t move to your new house include:

  • Opened Condiments
  • Pickled Items
  • Eggs
  • Leftovers
  • Liquids/Soft Solids Inside Soft Packaging (Pudding)
  • Any Food that Requires Refrigeration

Pack the items you’ve decided to move

Begin prepping your boxes once you’ve determined what you’ll pack and move from your pantry. Cans can become too heavy for cardboard, and plastic deters insect infestation. For that reason, plastic boxes with snapping tops are ideal for food storage. To avoid discovering a mess when you arrive, keep your pantry box as neat and firmly packed as possible.

Your stock of canned soup is a fantastic place to start when you want to pack and move your pantry. Canned goods have a long shelf life. Gather all of your canned goods and place them in a sturdy box, making sure not to overcrowd them. Create a single layer of cans that fits tightly inside the box and fill the leftover space on top with lighter materials like paper plates, plastic cups, or aluminum foil boxes to disperse the cans among numerous boxes. Boxed commodities, such as pasta and cereals, can be used on top of canned goods or alone. If any of the boxes are opened, put the contents in a glass jar or a plastic bag to keep them safe.

How to pack your pantry into the moving box?

Stack the heaviest goods on the bottom, then line up any boxed objects close together. Seal open food or ingredient containers with Ziploc bags or Tupperware. To keep everything secure, use plastic dividers or a cut-up cardboard box if you find it beneficial. Mark the box as fragile so your movers don’t get confused when loading it up. They can transport these boxes with the rest, as long as your pantry box contains just nonperishable products and everything is sealed. However, even if you’re moving locally, it’s always a good idea to double-check with local movers New York on what can and cannot be loaded into the truck.

Packing fridge items

The first step is to recognize that food in the refrigerator can and will spoil if not handled properly. Refrigerator goods are often only packed for a move if it will take less than two hours to drive. On the other hand, it’s natural that you don’t want to throw out your frozen food and any remaining goods on moving day, but you’ll have to move them yourself. Food that has the potential to deteriorate is not handled by moving agencies.

Milk in the fridge
You shouldn’t pack items that can’t stay long outside of the fridge

To move your refrigerator contents, ensure sure the new location’s refrigerator and freezer are turned on and operational. After that, it should be okay to place your chilled foods into a large cooler half-filled with ice. Residential movers New York will drive your other items to the new residence. In the meantime, you should load the things you brought into the refrigerator, and relax on moving day knowing you won’t have to go grocery shopping.

Donate leftover pantry goods

Finally, there’s the issue of what to do with any food you can’t or won’t bring. Some organizations would gladly accept your leftover food. They will further distribute it to people in need. Food donation is one of the most significant sorts of local philanthropy. If you have a couple of boxes of cookies or an entire pantry full of non-perishables, think about donating what you don’t need or can’t carry to your new home. You will stress less and help other people.

Food donation
Donate the food you don’t want to pack and take

Even if you did your best and tried to cook up leftovers, every person moving from home to home has something left in their pantry. When it comes to moving, knowing whether and how to pack and move your pantry is crucial. You should know what to pack, and when to donate. With the appropriate technique, you can arrive at your new home with the most non-perishable groceries safely packed and the satisfaction of knowing that you gave the extra to people who could benefit the most.

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