When packing up your house to move into a new home, don’t forget about the refrigerator. Food is the most commonly overlooked item when packing up a house to prepare for a move. Some people throw out all of the food in their current refrigerator and pantry so that they can have a fresh start with groceries after they move. However, some grocery items can be moved and may even save you money in the long run if you take them with you to your new home.

It makes no sense to take along perishable items, frozen foods, and easily replaceable items. These groceries include milk, cheese, fruit, vegetables, deli meats, ice cream, and anything that will easily spoil. You can choose to either use these grocery items up within a week before your move or you can donate the unopened foods to a local food pantry or friend.

Items that can move with you include non-perishable items such as canned goods, unopened boxes of cereal or pasta, sealed bottles, and spices. Once you’ve sorted out which groceries you can take with you, focus on how to pack each item safely and securely. Heavy items such as canned goods must be placed in a durable box. Small containers of herbs and spices, condiments, bouillon cubes, gelatin, flavorings, etc. should be placed together in a small box.

Remember, when moving into a new home, take only groceries that you are sure will travel well. For more tips on how to pack food and other items for your move, visit our Packing Tips page on our website. A professional moving company like Horizon Moving Systems can help ease the transition into your new home by assisting you with packing and organizing your possessions, managing your move, and ensuring that your things get to your new home safely and on time. Give us a call today at 888-759-4244 to receive a free moving estimate!