When moving to a new home or just temporarily due to renovation, there will be many valuable items that you will entrust your removalists to take care of for you during their transportation from your old home, to your new home or a storage facility like Storage Melbourne.
Whilst the items we are going to discuss may not be seen by many as valuable in terms of monetary value, when your family want to eat later that day, after the move, it may well be regarded by you as priceless.
What we are referring to is frozen food, and although it may not be the top priority for everyone when planning a move to a new house, there are many who wish to take it with them. Unlike many items you will be taking with you, you cannot simply throw it all in a big cardboard box and send it on its way.
Instead, there are some things you can do to make transporting your frozen food to your new home as easy and as safe as possible and to ensure that none of it is spoiled along the way.
The first principle is to only take with you what you need, so you should check for any expired items that you may have in your freezer, and if you find any, throw them out. Not only does it mean less to pack, but it is also ensuring you do not feed anything to your family that could play havoc with their digestive system.
As an aside, if you are taking non-frozen food with you, this is also a great opportunity to check the expiry dates of all the items that you have in your cupboards.
To further reduce the amount that you are taking with you, if you have any frozen food packs that have just one item. or a tiny amount in them, and are unlikely to ever be eaten, then it should be thrown. An example could be a bag of frozen chips with just half a dozen chips in it.
If there are any frozen food items that you are not taking with you, possibly because they are too big for you to pack, then you might wish to ask family or friends if they would like them. No one is going to turn down the chance a whole frozen chicken, and it is something less for you to carry and transport to your new home.
Another option to reduce the amount of food you need to take with you, and to plan ahead for meals on the day you are moving, especially when you arrive, is to cook some of the frozen food. Ideal candidates are chicken and ham, plus frozen party food that can be cooked but served cold at a later time.
This also means that when you arrive at your new home, even if the kitchen is not in working order yet, you can at least give your family, and we would hope the removalist personal, something to eat.
As for storing the frozen food that you are taking with you, the most appropriate items you can use are a cooler or an esky. In these, you should place ice blocks rather than ice cubes, and these should keep the food frozen until you arrive at your new home and you can then transfer it to the freezer.