How to pack food for a move?

Moving is exhausting. And in the whole process of moving, from packing to arriving at your new location, nothing is more exhausting than having to travel to your new home. The moving day is the most tiresome of all the other days in the packing and moving process. This is why you have to eat well before and during your move. Also, it would be a waste to throw away all of the food that you are not going to use on your trip. You are certainly going to be hungry after you have moved. But packing and preparing food is not the easiest process, especially if you don’t know how to handle it. So, how to pack food for a move? This is the question we are going to try to answer in this guide, so let’s begin!

Consult your moving company before you pack your food for a move

Not every moving company allows for food to be moved from one place to another, and this is why you should talk with your chosen moving company about their food policy. Some companies allow all food to be transported by their moving vehicles, and some companies don’t. Most companies will allow some food on their vehicles, but there will be a list of non-allowable items. Whatever the case is, you have to get a good amount of packing supplies for your food.

Make some sandwiches

Sandwiches are the easiest and most compact way to eat food on your trip. You can simply wrap them in aluminum foil, and put them in a plastic bag. That way you won’t be hungry on your moving trip. They are simple but effective, just like wants you to be.

Go for canned food

Pack food for a move in a can.
Always go for canned food if you need to pack your food for a move.

Canned food is the easiest and safest food to transport. Use your space rationally and pack your cans tightly into sturdy boxes. Seal those boxes with sticky tape and you’ll be good to go. This is all you need to pack like a pro. Most moving companies will allow canned food on their vehicles. However, consider if it is cost-effective to move your canned food. Sometimes it is better to buy a new pile of canned food at the new place.

Spices and other dry food

Spices and other plants.
Spices are easy to transport.

If you have unopened bags of spices, you can simply put them in a carton box. Simply fill the box and seal it. However, if you have a lot of open bags of spices, consider either putting them in other containers or throwing them away. You should cover the holes of shaker-type containers by sealing them with tape.

Don’t bring wet food with you

It would be unwise to bring wet food with you. Even if that kind of food is allowed on the vehicles of your chosen moving company, don’t bring it. There is a high chance that it will spill and make a mess, damaging both your stuff and the moving company’s vehicle. Always go for dry and canned food.