Moving is never something anyone would call easy, but if you are planning a long-distance move, everything about the situation can seem like such a huge task. One of the best things you can do before a long-distance move is to weed out some of what you know you can quickly replace once you get to the new house. This is especially something to consider doing with the items in your kitchen, even though there are items all over the house that can be eliminated and bought new later on. Here is a closer look at some of the items in your kitchen you should get rid of before your long-distance move to make things a little easier to handle.
The refrigerator could easily be deemed as one of the largest things in your home overall that you own. Because of their size, refrigerators can be especially difficult to move. They are hard to fit through doorways, difficult to maneuver, must be upright, and take up a lot of space inside the moving truck. Used appliances are fairly easy to find, and even if you don't want to buy a used model, it can be well worth skipping the hassle to pick up a new fridge when you get where you are going.
The items in your refrigerator and freezer will be best if they are not packed in a cooler or box and expected to make it to the new home and still be safe to consume. Perishable food items, especially foods that are refrigerated or frozen, may not fare well in a moving truck container. Not only will you have to be worried about constantly stopping for ice to keep things cold, but there is also no guarantee the foods will be consumable after you arrive. So simply using everything up before packing day is for the best.
If you are like a lot of people, you have a kitchen cabinet filled with all kinds of cleaning supplies. This stuff will come in handy when you are cleaning up the house you are leaving behind, but there is no reason to pack it all with you during the long move. There are a few reasons why it is best to use up or get rid of cleaning supplies before you move. One, the moving company may prohibit cleaning solvents inside of the truck. Two, these cleaning solvents could leak or get damaged and cause all kinds of problems with your other belongings inside the truck.
For more information, contact your local moving companies.