Moving to Denver? When and How to Pack Your Pantry 05/03/2018In many homes, the kitchen is the most complex room to pack. Most spaces, it's straightforward enough to bring in a bunch of boxes and pack everything into them until the room is empty. The natural arrangement of the space makes it simple to pack things up. The kitchen, be that as it may, calls for a special procedure for every sort of item. Regardless if you have moved lots of times and have become a professional at wrapping glassware and putting newsprint between platters and serving bowls, there is always that one pressing question: What should you do about the food which is in your cupboard and icebox? It would be wasteful to pitch, it is many times difficult to determine the best method to deal with these pantry leftovers. When to Pack Your Pantry Packing your pantry is only a sound idea a portion of the time. The most crucial aspects to ponder are the mileage from Point A to Point B, the safety of the food items, and the expiration dates. If you are only relocating a fairly short distance, you can move all of the things that will transport nicely because there is very little time that will lapse or danger of spoilage. For interstate moves, however, take a look at expiration dates and only pack items with more than six months remaining. Non-glass spice jars and closed containers can be packed but open canisters and jars should be set to the side. You might also want to think about the cost of moving low-priced canned goods when added to a long distance move. Packing a No-Spills Pantry Box Once you have set aside what you are going to take with you, start preparing your boxes. Plastic boxes with sealing lids are wonderful for food transport because cans could be too cumbersome for cardboard and plastic will deter insect infestation. Keep your pantry box as tidy and snuggly packed as achievable to avert discovering a mess when you unpack in Denver. Put the bulkiest items on the bottom and line up any squared-off or boxed items tightly against each other. Use sealable bags and Tupperware to seal open containers of food or ingredients. You can even use dividers made of plastic or a cut-up cardboard box to to make sure everything is upright and secure. Mark 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 everything is sealed, it should be okay to transport with the rest of the boxes, but it’s certainly a good idea to double check with your moving company concerning what can and can’t be put in the moving van. What About the Fridge? The first detail to remember is that foodstuffs in the fridge can and will spoil if they are not taken care of properly. Usually, refrigerator foods are only moved if the move involves fewer than a couple hours of driving. But, it's logical to not want to throw out a freezer full of food and any remaining groceries on moving day, but you'll need to plan on moving them in your own vehicle. Moving companies do not take items that can go bad. To move your icebox foods, first, make sure the fridge and freezer at the destination are on and working. Then, it will be acceptable to pack up your items from the fridge and freezer into a big cooler that is about half-filled with ice. Transport the items over to the new house, load in the fridge, and relish in not having to go grocery shopping on moving day. Donating Your Pantry Goods Lastly, there is the issue of what to do with the foodstuffs you can't or do not choose to move with you. There are numerous charities that will be joyous to take the extra food off your hands and get it onto the plates of those who don’t have enough. Food donation is a crucial type of local charity, so no matter if you have a few boxes of dry pasta or an entire pantry full of non-perishables, consider donating what you do not need or cannot move to your new home. A-1 Freeman Moving Group proudly takes part in 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 North America. Click here or on the picture above to learn more! Nearly everyone moving from house to house has food remaining in their pantry, even if you did your best to cook up everything. Acknowledging when to pack, which items can be packed, and when to donate is an important element of the moving process. With the right approach, you can get to your new residence in Denver with the maximum number of safely packed non-perishable foodstuffs and a good feeling having donated the extra to those who can benefit most from it.