How To Pack Perishables When Moving Home

Moving home soon? One thing you don’t want to stress about is food or liquid spilling out over the rest of your belongings. For many, simply binning their perishables will do when it comes to moving day, but for others, this simply isn’t an option. Taking leftover food items with you on your move means you have food in your new place and reduces your waste. Below are some ways to keep your food and drink safe on your journey when on the move to your new home. My overall tip for avoiding spills and damage when moving is to choose the right movers! I recommend M25 Movers, who offer moving and removal services for homes and offices.

Tupperware Containers

These are great for transporting food items as they keep them fresh, secure and they keep any smells at bay (a big win when moving). If you’re against plastic, you can now buy glass containers for your food from the likes of Amazon or even supermarkets. If you are packing glass tupperware, be sure to pack them safely as to avoid any breakages in transit.

Glass Bottles & Jars

If you’re looking to take condiments with you, or liquids such as milk and jam, be sure to store them securely in sturdy jars that are sealed and prevent spills. If you’re taking milk with you, I recommend not taking the platic bottle as these are easily pierced by sharp objects. Pack your liquids in plastic or glass containers and make sure they’re packed accordingly with bubble wrap or waterproof bags.

Freezer Bags

If you’re taking frozen items or fresh produce with you, make sure you place everything in freezer bags and pack them in a refrigerator/cooler bag. Pack these items together and mark them clearly, as they should be one of the first things you unpack in your new home. Pro-tip: if you’re using a mover service/driving your own van, pack perishables last. This will leave them at the back of the van and means they’ll be the first you unpick when arriving at your new home. Packing them into the van last also means that they will be fresher, having just come out of the fridge/larder.

This is a collaborative post. 


  1. Unwanted Life

    February 12, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    I’m hoping to move soon, so these tips have come at a useful time for me to plan ahead

    1. ginakaydaniel

      February 12, 2020 at 4:21 pm

      Good luck for when you do and I’m glad I could help! x

  2. Lauren

    February 19, 2020 at 10:11 am

    These are some great ideas! Some useful tips! Thank you for sharing these!

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