How to pack spices for moving !

Usually  kitchen is the hardest room to pack when you conduct your relocation, because it is full of breakables and oddly-shaped items. That’s why you have to be extra careful and need to have good moving schedule when it comes to packing your kitchen. Also, kitchen is stocked with food supplies and pantry items that make things even more complicated – you need to decide what to do with your food when moving and how to pack to the comestibles you want to bring to your new home.

While it is not worth it moving frozen foods and perishables, you will probably want to take some of your pantry items with you – especially high-priced and difficult to find ones, like herbs and spices. They can be quite expensive and have usually been collected over a long period of time, so it makes sense to keep them, because for replacing them after the move it will cost you a lot of time, effort, and money. So it makes a lot of sense to keep them and to do that you need to know the right way to pack them efficiently and safely so that you continue to enjoy in them.

That’s where Intermove Bosnia steps in to give you a hand with our advices on how to store your spices for a secure relocation. Considering our knowledge in moving, accumulated over the years, Intermove would be happy to share our insights with you so you don't have to worry about anything. These are the little secrets of moving and relocation craft that we are willing to share with you because every successful relocation is another win for us.

Declutter your spices !

First of all before you start packing your pantry items for moving, you need to sort them out and decide what to do with each and every item. Sorting is a big step for preparation of your packing because it will make a particular order so that the packaging itself has the preconditions for systematicity, which is subsequently implemented.

When it comes of sorting please advice that you need to:

1.Set aside half-full and nearly-empty packages and try to use up their contents before the move;

2. Throw away any expired items, as well as spices that have lost their flavor. Make sure you recycle properly any glass jars, glass bottles, plastic containers, and cardboard boxes;

3.Put away unopened canned foods, bags of sugar and flour, boxes of grains, snacks, and cereals, and any other inexpensive pantry items that can be easily replaced when you arrive in your new home – moving such heavy and/or easy-to-spill items will be a waste of money, time, and nerves. It’s best to donate them to a local food bank before you move – or offer them to friends, family, and neighbors, together with any other food supplies you can’t use up until moving day. That task may be time consuming and seemingly insignificant, but rest assure, it is worth it because it will bring some order in the chaos of your spices situation. If you collected them over the years spices tent to go to chaos and you even don’t notice that, and that’s why you require sorting and managing it;

4. Set apart the pantry items you want to take to your new home – rare herbs, expensive spices, exotic condiments, gourmet oils, etc.

Also note that If you’re moving long distance, try to use up as much of your spices as possible before moving day arrives – movers won’t transport food or spices because they can attract pests or cause damage to your other goods. The only way to take your spices to your new home is to transport them yourself. But, note that we at Intermove can conduct your spices relocation in our services because we take extra extra protection measures for both spices and other goods you are moving.

Once you’ve sorted your spices and other pantry items and decided which of them you’re going to bring along, it’s time to prepare them for relocation.

Seal up your spices !

It will be easy for you to pack unopened spice containers, but open packages, jars, and bottles will present risk during transit because of the chance of spilling. You need to seal them safely before packing them for a secure transportation efficiency. For that reason Intermove Bosnia advices you to:

1. Ensure caps of the spices are tightly screwed on;

2. Tape any open spice packages shut so that there isn’t any chance of spilling;

3. Wrap each spice container individually in plastic wrap;

4. Wrap glass jars and glass bottles in packing paper and/or bubble wrap and secure the wrapping in place with packing tape.If you have salt shakers, pepper shakers, or other spice dispensers that you want to bring along, cover their sliding tops with masking tape and wrap the dispensers with plastic wrap;

5. Put all your spice containers and spice packages in thick zip-lock bags. Even sealed spice jars and bottles may get accidentally opened or break during transit and both paper spice bags and plastic spice bags tear easily, and, in such cases, the zip-lock bags will keep the spices safely contained so they don’t spill out.

After conducting these preparation your spices items are ready to be packed and transported to your destination.

Pack your spices in a safe and efficient manner !

Now it is time for you to pack your spices for moving. In our opinion you have two good options for that:

1. Pack your spices in a small box, and for that you need to place all your properly wrapped and sealed spice containers in a small, sturdy box. Also make sure the bottom of the box is lined with packing paper and there is enough cushioning around the spice containers to keep them from shifting during transit and coming in contact with one another. In such tight place they are fixed and the chance of damage is werl low. For that purpose fill any remaining empty space in the box with crumpled paper and seal the carton shut with packing tape. The spice containers in the box must be completely immobile. Also, it is important to label the box accordingly, so you know where to find your spices when you reach your new home.

Note that it is wery important to to use strong boxes when packing spices for moving – if a box of pantry items breaks, plastic containers might burst and glass jars and bottles may break. Plastic boxes with sealable lids may be your best option for packing and your items will stay safe and dry.

2. Pack your spices in pots and crock pots to save some space and keep your spices safe during the move. You can pack them in the pots that you are moving to your new home.

To properly conduct this you need place a piece of packing paper on the bottom of a large pot, then arrange your safely sealed spice containers and spice bags in it. Use crumpled paper to provide cushioning and immobilize the spice containers. Place the lid over the pot and use plastic wrap to stopping it from opening during transit. Pack the pot in a large cardboard box and label it appropriately with signes “FRAGILE” and “THIS SIDE UP”.

Now that you know how to pack kitchen spices for moving, you will have no trouble transporting them to your new home. And it will be really nice to have your favorite seasonings available for your first homemade meal after the move – it will help you feel at home in your new place right from the start, and then you can get used to the new environment in a better way.

So, spice on our Intermove friend !

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