Moving, What To Do With Your Food

Moving, What To Do With Your Food 

Eating During a Move

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Depending on where you’re moving, whether it’s a local or long distance move, it’s important to plan what to do with the food in your kitchen.  

Can I pack food when moving?  

Non-perishable foods can be packed and moved. If you do pack these items, consider carefully which ones to take, and make sure they’re packed securely. If you’re moving long distance and have opened packets of flour, sugar etc., cans or glass jars of food, it’s best to discard or give away these items and purchase a new supply once you’re in your new home. These items can get heavy and potentially messy if not packed correctly.  

How do I keep my food cold while moving?  

If you’re moving locally, items that require refrigeration, perishables, can be moved. Make sure they’re transported in a cooler and remain at low temperatures. If you’re wondering, can I move my freezer full of food? You cannot! Freezers must be emptied and unplugged prior to the movers arriving.  

vegetables in the refrigerator

How do I eat all food before moving?  

If you know your moving date, it helps to plan meals and use what food you have. Naturally, the perishable items need to be used before they spoil. If there’s more food than you and your family can eat prior to moving day, consider inviting guests to come and eat with you, even if it means eating on paper plates. Non-perishable foods that haven’t expired can be donated.  

The Internet can be used to plan your entire move from start to completion. With everything and everyone available online, using the Internet to coordinate a move can be a simple and stress less experience. 

How do you make a moving plan?  

Using the internet to create a moving plan is easy and efficient. There are some great moving apps available to help keep your move organized, which is essential to a successful move. Some moving apps are free and can be used on both Android and IOS devises. While creating your moving plan, you can simultaneously start researching moving companies and collect estimates, all through the internet. If you need to sell anything prior to moving, there are different online platforms where you can sell almost anything. To donate items, just go online and schedule a pick up. If you’ll be renting or purchasing a new home, check out some of the great resources such as Zillow, and craigslist to find a suitable property.  

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When should you schedule internet when moving?

Making sure you have internet in your new home is important, and should be included as a task on your moving plan. You’ll want to schedule the installation and set up appointment a few weeks prior to arriving at your new home. If you’re moving to a new city, or state, research who is the best internet provider so that you get the best service.  

Knowing how to safely lift and move heavy items can help avoid serious injury from happening on moving day. Common injuries that occur during the moving process include back and knee injuries, strained muscles, and broken bones in the hands and feet.  

How should you avoid injuring yourself when lifting and moving? Firstly, know how to use your body correctly, so there is no strain. This means lifting with the legs, not the back, which generally takes all the weight, causing back injury. The right tools and equipment should be used, especially if you are doing a DIY move. If you’re hiring a moving company to transport your belongings, they will provide all equipment, and come with fully trained movers. Know your limits, and take breaks when needed. The risk of injury increases when tired.  

What is the correct way to lift heavy objects? Start by bending at the hips and knees, so that you’re in a squatting position and are able to hold the item close to your body. Begin straightening your legs while lifting. It’s important not to lift heavy objects above shoulder level or twist your body while lifting and moving heavy objects. If you don’t have help, how do you move heavy objects by yourself? Use the same principals as already mentioned, correct use of the body when lifting, and moving equipment: furniture dollies, moving straps, and furniture sliders.  

House search

You’ll want to be prepared once you start looking for a new house or apartment. Having some basic items to take with you to each viewing can help to recall things you liked, things that perhaps you weren’t so keen on, or where some repairs might be needed.  

What should I bring to a house viewing? 

Have something to write notes on. This could be a notebook and pen, or an electronic tablet of some form. Taking a camera is a good idea. Most smartphones have good cameras. People ask if you can you take photos when viewing a house? If the property is empty, snap away. However, if you are viewing a home that is still occupied, it’s important that you ask before taking any photos. A tape measure is also an important item to take when viewing new homes. If you have furniture you want to move to the new home, its good to know whether or not it will fit. If certain features are required in the new home, make sure to bring a checklist to each viewing that can be checked off. Knowing what questions should you ask when viewing a house can assist with making informed decisions. If you see a house or apartment that checks all your boxes and you want to make an immediate application, arrive to each viewing prepared with all the information you’ll be required to provide, such as previous addresses, employer information, and references.  

How can I pack my house efficiently?

Like other rooms in the house, before packing begins, its best to organize what will be kept donated or discarded. Once ready to packa , you’ll want to make sure you have all the necessary packing materials, this is especially important if you have fine china, glass and silverware.

What should I pack in a small box?

 Once you’re ready to pack the smaller items, the dining table can be used as your packing station. You will of course want to ensure it is well protected before placing any items or materials on the table. Once all the fragile items are safely packed in boxes, begin protecting any larger pieces of furniture. Many people moving often wonder how do you wrap a dining room table for moving? This does of course depend on the style of the table, and whether or not it can come apart. When possible, table leaves and legs should be removed and packed separately. Make sure that any hardware, such as screws etc. are packed away where they can easily be located. Taping the hardware in a ziploc bag to the underside, or inside of the corresponding piece of furniture is recommended. You might also be wondering, how do you pack dining room chairs? These should be packed separately. Either wrap the whole chair in a moving blanket secured with tape, or with bubble wrap. It’s a good idea to give your furniture an extra layer of protection by using stretch wrap, which can also prevent moisture.

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