Home relocation can be stressful, especially with the number of tasks involved. Sorting food may not be on your list and as the moving day approaches, you just end up throwing 90% of your food.
Food wastage is a major cause of concern and moving homes should not be one of the contributors. As the most preferred moving company in UAE, we are sensitized towards the food waste issue and intend to create a positive change.
Planning is key to better utilize the food supplies before you move home. Here are a few ways to reduce food waste while moving.
A month prior the home relocation, inspect the refrigerator, shelves and pantry to exactly know the food inventory in the house. Consume what food you have and limit your visits to supermarkets. Tabulate the food stock and sort the edibles based on categories – frozen, refrigerated, or canned.
While inventorying your food supplies, note the expiry dates. Keep aside the food that is unfit for consumption and dump them in the bin.
Browse novel recipes to cook all the perishable foods. Non-perishable items (canned, boxed and bottled foods) are much easier to carry along or donate. You could also set aside enough food to prepare delicious sandwiches and snacks for the moving day and for day one in the new home.
Distribute food items to your neighbors who are willing to take it. Show them your food supplies and let them take what they require. You not only ensure the food is useful purposefully, but also save yourself additional cost of packing and transportation. This is what we call a win-win situation.
A very good option is to donate sealed and/or untouched food to the less fortunate. Another win-win situation, where you help those in need and are doing your part in minimizing food waste.
Lastly, zip your bag with bottled water, fresh juices and sandwiches to satiate those hunger pangs as you unpack at the new residence. Request the packers and movers to fit them into smaller boxes, which you can unpack first. Frozen food fall into the prohibited list due to safety concerns during transit. Nevertheless, if you must move any, make sure you transport them in coolers.
I hope you find these tips useful in properly utilizing your food stuff and ensuring no wastage the next time you move home.
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