There are a lot of things to consider and prepare for when moving to a new home that it is normal for some things to go wrong because you have overlooked it or simply forgot about it.
Preparing For Your Move
Moving is a very busy event and can be stressful as well, so to make your move a smooth one, creating a checklist will greatly help in keeping track of every crucial task in order to improve and make the most of your pre-move time as well as be able to maintain the cleanliness and organization of the whole house when you move out.
Hiring A Reliable Moving Company
One important thing to include in your checklist and should do several weeks before you move is to look for a reputable moving company to help you with your move. Being able to find a reliable mover will ensure that your belongings are handled with care. Furthermore, apart from transporting your possessions, expert movers also offer a full service wherein they professionally pack and unpack your belongings cutting down the time and energy you need to do all of these tasks. It is imperative that you scout for trusted moving companies in your area ahead of time so you can weigh your options and choose the best mover that will match your needs.
What To Do With Your Food Supplies
Another thing to include in your checklist which many tend to overlook and forget are the supplies of food that you have. Your pantry and kitchen cupboard might probably be full to the brim, chances are your fridge is too. While you can pack certain food items from your pantry, such as canned goods, many forget about the contents of the fridge and freezer as well as other highly perishable items. Although some solve this by throwing them away, discarding food that are still good is wrong as well as wasteful.
Fortunately, there are good ways to solve this. Again, this boils down to proper pre-move planning. So, what can you with all that food? Here’s how:
Make An Inventory Of Your Food Items
It is important that you determine the amount of food you have in your kitchen before the move. This includes food items in your pantry, freezer, and fridge, whether opened or unopened. Making an inventory of your food supplies weeks before your move as this will help you avoid food wastage on the moving day.
Determine What To Do With All That Food
Once you have an inventory of your food, create a plan on what to do with them. While you can take certain food items with you, there are other ways you can do to consume your food supply and not simply wastefully discard them. You can come up with a meal plan for the days or weeks before the move particularly for frozen foods like meats and perishable food items in your fridge like eggs, condiments, and dairy products. You can also organize a farewell party and whip up something from your food supplies, or you can donate non-perishable food products to charities or food banks. Make certain that these food items, such as pasta, canned goods, and rice, that you would want to donate are non-expired and unopened. Limit your visits to the grocery store or market and try to use and consume all your food supplies until the move. This will make it more manageable for you.