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How To Pack Your Pantry For A Move

January 20, 2022

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How To Pack Your Pantry For A Move
Packing a pantry can be a challenging task. Follow these tips to make pantry packing easier.

Giving yourself adequate time to prepare for a challenging task like moving is essential. Before the movers arrive, certain rooms in our homes will demand extra time and effort to pack. Some locations, such as pantries, may necessitate the use of specialized packing materials.


Packing your pantry is a good idea. The duration of the relocation, the safety of the food, and the expiry dates are the most significant aspects to consider. If you're only traveling a short distance, anything that will move properly can be packed because there will be no delay or chance of rotting. Take a look at expiry dates for a long-distance relocation, and only pack items that have more than 6 months left on them. Sealed spice jars and other closed objects can be packed, but open containers and bags should be left out. You should also consider the expense of packing inexpensive canned goods when factoring in a long-distance move.


Make efforts to organize your pantry prior to packing it up, just like you should before packing every other area in your apartment. Find items that are stale, outdated, or have been on your pantry shelves for a long time. If food has been lying in your cupboard for more than a few months without being eaten, it's unlikely you'll consume it again.

Throw away anything that isn't usable and consider donating the unopened unexpired items. Give it to friends or family, or look for a local charity that could use it.

Fridge Items

The first step is to recognize that food in the refrigerator can and will spoil if not handled properly. Fridge goods are often only packed for relocation if it will take less than 2 hours to drive. On the other hand, it's natural that you don't want to throw out your fridge goods or any leftover items on moving day, but you'll have to transfer everything yourself. Food that is likely to spoil is not handled by movers.

To move your fridge goods, ensure the new location's fridge 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.

Canned products

Canned products of all sizes should be fine to transport. See expiry dates before packing them for your move, and discard any cans with approaching or expired use-by date. Everything else should be packed.

Acquire boxes from local supermarkets a few weeks ahead of your relocation. Many stores provide complimentary items to their clients. Choose small and medium boxes so that either you or your movers can easily carry them. Local supermarket boxes fit canned goods snugly, ensuring that they didn't move in transit.

Consider the cost of transferring these boxes before having them loaded into the moving truck — your moving price is mostly dependent on weight.


Lastly, there's the dilemma of what to do with any food that you can't or don't want to bring. There are organizations that would gladly accept your leftover food and put it on the plates of people in need. If you have a couple of boxes of Rice-a-Roni or a complete pantry full of non-perishables, consider donating whatever you don't use or can't carry to your new place.

If you are planning to move to a new place, contact the Residential Moving Company In New Haven, CT

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