Friday, September 7th, 2018

How To Safely Move Your Food

If you are moving soon, then you probably have a lot on your plate. However, one thing that you need to consider is how you are going to move your food. After all, it can get messy, spoiled, or ruined if you don’t take care of it the right way. So here are several tips to make sure your delicious food and drinks stay safe when you move:

Use Small Containers

You might be tempted to use large containers and move all the food in one fell swoop. While this might involve a little less walking back and forth, it could end up with you having food that loses its cold temperature rapidly due to the collective effect of the food increasing in temperature. Smaller containers also allow you to fit them into coolers easier.

Wine and Alcohol

There’s nothing fun about moving your wine to your new place just to find out that it isn’t good anymore. Sunlight and exposure to heat can ruin wine and make it turn sour fast. So be sure to cap any open bottles with special seals you can get at the store. Then, move them in the trunk of the car or somewhere that the sun won’t penetrate.

Having a Party

One creative way to safely move your food is just to make sure you barely have any food that needs to be moved in the first place. Throw a party before you leave to use up food that would go to waste. If people ask what the occasion is, just tell them you’re moving away and wanted to see everyone together one last time while it was still easy to do.

Check Foodborne Illness Information

The last thing you want to do is transfer food thinking that it is okay without being in the fridge. Certain things, like cheeses or soups, might appear to be okay without the cold for a bit. But there are certain kinds of bacteria that can grow on these, so be sure not to keep them out too long.

When it comes to moving, there is a lot to deal with. You have your furniture, your valuables, your bills, and more. However, if you don’t properly take care of your food during the move you could end up with a big mess on your hands and a grocery bill that is bigger than you expected. So use the tips above and have peace of mind that your consumables will stay in top shape.

References:

Moving Food Without Losing Your Mind

How to Pack up your Kitchen: Pantry, Fridge, and Freezer

15 Essential Steps for Packing Food for Your Move