Moving Tips: What Do I Do With All My Food?

Food thrown to the bin

Food thrown to the binDiscarding perfectly good food items is just plain wasteful and wrong. However, packing up and then bringing all the food in your home for your move is a waste of your energy, time, and money. To get you on the right path, take stock of your food items. When you’re done with your inventory, you need to plan for what you’ll do with your remaining food supplies.

But what are you supposed to do with the food items you have in your home when moving day is nearing? Below are some practical ideas.

Use Up All The Food That You Can Before Your Move

Try to eat or give away most of your food items, so you won’t have to contend with too many leftovers come moving day, advises a professional packer from Colonial Van Lines, a top moving van lines company in the area. Resist the urge to eat out or go to the grocery or and buy more food and look to using up whatever you have in your home. This way, you save money and reduce the food supply you need to pack. Consider having a farewell get-together and use as much food and drinks you already have.

Give Away Non-Perishable Food Supplies

Before moving, pack away all non-perishable food you’re not bringing with you and drop it off at the local food bank, charity organization, shelter, or church. Ensure that your non-perishables such as rice, canned goods, nuts, pasta, etc. that you’re donating are not yet expired and unopened.

Recycle or Discard Expired Food Items

Lastly, recycle or throw away leftover food items that you are not donating or taking with you to your new home.

But keep in mind that you’ll probably need to eat one last time at home and on the road during the moving day so prepare for this well in advance. If you’re intent on using up as much of your food supply as possible and limit your spending, pack up some sandwiches, nuts, cereals and other snacks for the children, and water to help keep you energized throughout the day.