Transporting Frozen Food Whilst Moving

In the midst of the stress of moving house so many people forget to think about quite a crucial aspect: your frozen food! We’ve seen it a few too many times: clients pack up their freezer whilst still full of frozen food… that is very much defrosted and soggy by the time they’re set up in their new home! 

Thankfully EasyMove Services, your trusted, local Melbourne movers, are well experienced in transporting all things kitchen and freezer. Here are some of our tips for how to make sure that you’re not accidentally moving a freezer full of perishable items. 

Pre-Move Actions:

The best way to manage your move with a full freezer is to start early! EasyMove Services recommends that you spend time preparing to move your frozen foods roughly two weeks before you move:

  • Make sure you spend some time going through your freezer, and throwing out all of your expired frozen goods.
  • Make a list of all the good, usable frozen food that’s left.
  • Start cooking with these foods to clear them out!
  • If your home move date is soon and you find that you don’t have time to eat all your frozen goods then a great idea is to share the goods amongst friends and family, or host a farewell/moving party!
    • As well as reducing how much frozen food you will ultimately need to move with you into the new place, you now have an excuse to host a big farewell dinner for friends, family, and neighbours. A great way to reduce food for transport, and bid your old home farewell. Also a great way to say thanks to any friends who’ve helped you prep for the move.
  • Whatever is left over: better get cooking!
    • Start cooking as much of your frozen food as possible before you move. Aim to have your fridge and freezer as empty as possible the day before your move- and don’t replenish! Permission to order all the Ubereats or go out and eat at your local restaurants all you want to avoid restocking that freezer. 

On your moving day

The day has arrived. Finally- it’s time for your move! On moving day, if you’ve still got some frozen items in your EasyMove’s top advice and tips to make your move with the frozen food as seamless as possible include:

  • Choose your frozen food transportation option carefully
    • We may be a bit biased, but we think we’re a pretty great option here, EasyMove has lots of experience when it comes to transporting freezers and other kitchen items. As a general guideline, EasyMove teams recommend two different options for frozen food transportation: either using an easily transportable esky to store your food while you move, or placing your frozen goods in a portable freezer for the day. 
  • Trust your EasyMove Removals Advice
    • We’ve done a lot of moving, and we’re here to recommend the best ways for you to move your frozen food
  • Once you and your EasyMove Removals team have selected the best mode of transport, fill up the chosen frozen food  carrier with ice or ice packs to ensure your food remains cold throughout the moving process.
  • Pack Your Fridge or Freezer last
    • We want your moving day to be as stress-free as possible, so if you’re struggling to get your freezer unpacked our EasyMove removals team will try to load the fridge or freezer up last. In addition to giving you more time it also means that your freezer is unloaded first at the new house, resulting in a shorter period of time in which you are without a fridge and freezer.
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