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Waste not, want not; you don't
want to throw money out the window when you move. You are already incurring
quite a few expenses as it is! When you are packing up your kitchen, there will
no doubt be a good amount of food that you'll want to take with you.
Non-perishable items can be packed and shipped relatively simply.What
When packing food, there are a few items you're going
- Stack of clean packing paper or unprinted newsprint
- Some plastic bags
- 1.5 cubic-foot or "small" cartons
- 3-cubic-foot or "medium" cartons
- A roll of packing tape
- A permanent marker
How to Pack FoodFirst things first: perishable and frozen food
should be thrown out, given away, or eaten before your move. You cannot pack
these, for obvious reasons.
Heavier items, like canned and jarred foods,
should be packed in small cartons. Cans can simply be stacked into the carton as
is. Use crumpled packing paper to fill in any gaps and keep the contents
Food in glass jars should be wrapped in packing paper and placed
in a carton that has been padded on the bottom with paper as well. Tightly
secure the lids on anything open, and place it in a plastic bag before wrapping
it up. This box should be labeled "fragile" and "this end up."
since they are lighter, can be packed in a medium carton. Anything that's open
can be secured, closed with tape, and placed in a plastic bag before putting it
in the carton. Fill in any gaps or extra space with crushed paper.
each of these cartons, place one final layer of packing paper on top of
everything as cushioning. Then, seal the box with tape. Finish by labeling the box with its contents and destination.
Author : Patrick Hanan
on April 15, 2010
Movers.com - Moving Expert