When relocating to a new home, it takes a whole lot of energy, thinking and sacrifice to make it a success. Every moving house Leeds process always begins with packing. And when it is your home, there are lots of packing works to be done. The trickiest part is the pantry. It might not be the place holding the most numerous of all the kinds of items you are to get on the van but their nature can complicate issues for you.
You must have heard of various effective ways of safe packing and moving household items but how do you deal with that loosely corked tomato paste container, the sauce that can still last for a week and the beef stew still cooling off in the refrigerator. Do I need to talk about the half-filled bottle of vegetable oil that can almost turn your resume into a mirror if given the slightest opportunity? All these can almost make you change your plans of moving if you do not know how to deal with them.
What should travel with you?
You might be wondering why you should deliberate on what you should take away from your own house but the truth is, not all items in your kitchen are worth the stress and cost of moving. A good Leeds international relocation company can advise you on this when you are packing. Things like leftovers, opened condiments, perishables and some preserved food stuffs you should consider leaving behind as they worth little. You might also consider gaining a philanthropist status with them by giving them to your neighbours.
Tip: Feed on these food items before the moving date. A good way to ensure you do not have to waste stuffs you purchased with your money on your moving date is by using them up before the day arrives. Going against you feeding plan for like a week or two will not change your DNA. Omit grocery shopping from your budget for the week to avoid creating more leftovers and open food items. You can as well begin to purge your refrigerator from food stuffs that are highly perishable so that it can be almost empty on that day.
Which one goes in first?
Considering the nature of items you might have in your kitchen, deciding which should be packed into the box first can take you a time much longer than you would expect. It is unlike your bedroom where you know the mirror is fragile while the pillow is soft, meaning they can co-exist in the same box.
Tip: Find out the ins and outs of each item. To conquer a beast, you must find out its real nature. Knowing the properties of each and every item in your kitchen is the first step to doing a great packing. It helps you decide which of them goes in first, which one stays at the top and which of them can comfortably stay together in the particular packing box.
If, after thorough consideration, you think it is necessary to pack that frozen meat and fish, chilled soft drinks, juices and alcohols you were unable to finish and unwilling to give out, then it is time you unplug your refrigerator. These items cannot go into the boxes in that state. Each of their containers must have to be as dry as possible to avoid meeting them in a disgusting state on arrival at your new home.
Once you have decided on what to pack and what to give out, it is time to get the packing boxes and other materials, which the packing will be done with. Get boxes of different sizes depending on what you have in stock. Remember that some items like canned foods will require going into a sturdy container. Also remember that the fragile items will need to be protected with a lot of padding.
If your kitchen is not spacious enough, find a place that can give you the convenience that you need. It can be the dining table. It is the most hygienic place in your house after your kitchen. It also guarantees the safety of your items especially from your children.
If you want to do the packing properly, never forget that the heavier, sturdier and bulkier items should go in first. Avoid putting dry and liquid items in the same box as one can affect the other. One more thing you should avoid is overstuffing a box.
Perhaps you are one of those that have an expensive liquor collection. Being in plastic bottles, they can be difficult to transport. When packing them, separate each of the bottles from the other like they are done in their original crates. You can contact your wine shop for advice.
Labelling is a very important aspect of packing and moving items. For pantry, it is even more necessary. Label each box according to the content. I do not mean listing all the contents of a box on the label. A “STURDY,” “FRAGILE” “PERISHABLE,” “NON-PERISHABLE,” “DRY” OR “WET” can do. It enables you and your local movers know how to handle each of the boxes and where to place them.
For a successful transportation of your pantry, all you need is caution. Do not leave everything to the man with a van Leeds. If you have a private vehicle of your own, you will, of course not pack things like your laptop or your plasma TV set in the removal van. If these super-fragile items can stay on your passenger seat while you drive cautiously, why can’t that crate of eggs go with you too? Although one with another should never be in an immediate proximity!
Keeping the highly perishable items very handy is essential when moving pantry. For instance, those cuts of chicken laps you bought for the service of your first visitors might not withstand extra ten minutes on arrival after enduring the hot atmosphere of the vehicle. Putting then under the right condition immediately you arrive will require them being packed in a particular place and kept at an easily accessible place.
With the above tips and precautions, moving pantry can be like moving any other group of items in your home.