Whether you plan on moving long-distance or only a few blocks away, you want to make things easy on yourself. Having a lot of food, especially perishable items, to transport is not efficient. Here are some actions you can take to clear out your fridge and pantry.


First, you should make a list of everything you have. Particular attention should be made to items in your refrigerator that will go bad during a move. For the next couple of weeks before you move, make an effort to prepare meals using what you already have. This saves money because you are not going to the grocery store or out to restaurants all the time. You may end up finding some unique, tasty recipes you would not have come up with otherwise.


Any non-perishable goods you have can be donated. In many circumstances, it is best to simply get rid of items than exert the energy to move them to a new house. Plus, you will be performing a valuable service for your community. Items that are typically accepted at most food drives include:

  • Canned items
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Dried fruits
  • Nuts, seeds and quinoa

If you are unsure where to donate food near you, then you could also look into simply giving items to your friends and neighbors. They will certainly appreciate the gesture.

Throw Away

It can be a shame to throw away perfectly good food, but when you are moving, it can be the way to go. Certain items, such as milk and fruits, will expire if left out of the fridge for too long. You also want to be careful of glass items because you do not want to risk something breaking and spilling all over the moving truck.

Naturally, you can pack non-perishable, unopened items and bring them with you if you want. It can simply be easier to make the load lighter when you hire expert movers from Attention to Detail Moving. Fill out this contact form if you would like to learn more about our services.

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