Considering all the physical and emotional stress that moving day may deliver, no wonder it’s so hard to keep healthy habits throughout the relocation. During your move, there are a lot of important tasks to handle at once, which is why many people forget to eat.
Having proper meals during the move is crucial as you need to keep a high energy level to be able to do all strenuous and physically demanding duties in front of you. A seemingly endless moving checklist shouldn’t be more important than your well-being and your health. Although you may not have enough time preparing homemade meals, there are still ways to stick to healthy meals during the move and provide yourself with the necessary fuel that is important for the effectiveness of your move.
Moving will cause significant disruption to your day to day routine. The following guidelines will help you obtain your health goals and you will stay strong and concentrated in spite of all the stress. Regular and healthy meals will significantly boost your energy level and keep you going so that you can move with focus and in optimal time.
Take an inventory of the food supplies you already have
When sorting through your stuff chances are you will realize that you have cabinets and a pantry with various food that you have no idea what to do with. Instead of throwing away good food, make some timely arrangements so that you can use up most of it. Once you take an inventory list of all food stock, you’ll be able to decide how to use them. First of all, divide them into several groups.
- Perishable items like dairy products, meat, eggs
2. Frozen food
3. Canned products
Use up most of the food before your moving day!
Instead of spending money on buying additional food or eating out began to use already existing food supplies. With a move fast approaching, you may find yourself asking questions about what to do with the leftover food products. The idea of cleaning out your refrigerator may seem overwhelming, let alone sorting through your pantry and cupboards. But, before you decide to throw away most of the food products, try to find some more efficient solutions. Donating and giving away is always a good and human idea
Share the extra food supplies with the people in need to minimize food waste. Also, it,s very important to keep in mind that most of the mover companies will refuse to move perishables, so disposing of them would be a good idea.
Plan for what to eat on moving day
Now that you have the list of items you should use before your move, you can plan for your moving day menu. If you make some careful planning, you will resist the urge to order fast food or eat out. Even if you don’t have much time for your regular workout, chances are all that heavy lifting will leave you tired and with inflammation. And you’d better feed them properly! Here are some of the most important tips on what to eat when moving:
1.Pack nutritious food when you are moving.
2.Keep a few pots unpacked until the start of your move.
3.Warm up before doing heavy lifting..
4.Take time to time breaks.
5.Stick to your regular sleeping schedule.
6.Stay hydrated and keep electrolytes and sugar level up.
According to many studies, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Also, it’s an important opportunity to eat together as a family and spend some quality time with your loved ones.
Don’t skip your breakfast no matter how many jobs you have to do. Take a moment to plan for what to eat on moving day for breakfast. Start your morning in your moving day activities right by having a nice breakfast even on the most hectic moving day.
Prepare a quick and perfectly balanced meal quickly and easily. Stock up on oatmeal, berries, tortillas, eggs, fresh fruit, chia and flax seeds. Also, it’s always a good idea to mix up your favourite fruits and vegetables to be up to the whole day’s worth of back-breaking moving tasks.
Boost your energy with powerful protein and granola bars, mixed nuts or fruit between your regular meals. Moving will most likely take all day, so have several snacks throughout the day from time to time.
Prepare a big portion of pasta, grilled veggies or chicken breasts to serve for lunch on moving day. As tempting as ordering a pizza may seem, try to resist the urge and save some money along the way. Remember that you’ll have to provide snacks, refreshments, and lunch for your movers and helpers who will be working very hard to help you move.
How to treat your movers on a moving day?
Moving is undoubtedly a very hard and demanding task, so try to be mindful of your movers’ needs. Make them feel comfortable by providing basic requirements such is as follows:
- Prepare hot and cold drinks depending on the season when you are moving.
2. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Instead, make sure your movers get their necessary caffeine intake along with the ample supply of water.
3. Keep your movers’ spirits elevated with appropriate energy drinks.
Although tipping your movers from a moving company is not mandatory; it’s an excellent way to reward them for outstanding service and a job well done. Tip your movers based on the complexity of the move and quality of the service they provided.
Be considerate of your movers’ needs and offer them something to eat on moving day. But more importantly, figure out for them a way to stay healthy and in a good mood during the challenging moving tasks.