It’s here! The day you have been preparing for over the past few weeks and maybe even months. The final days have found you scurrying about with last minute details like contacting utility companies and boxing up frequently used items.
Moving day is not only hectic but also highly stressful. Tempers may flare up at the slightest as everyone’s energy wanes. With a little planning, we help you make sure your family shares the excitement of the move without the stress involved. Are you in need of moving and packing supplies? Stop by one of our sites to purchase your packing supplies today. For more moving and self-storage tips, check out our Moving & Self Storage Boards on our Pinterest account. Or talk to our 5A Storage Counselors. Ask them any questions about moving, they’ll be able to help.
We also offer you a guaranteed recipe for success at such times: renting a 5A Rent-A-Space storage unit near your San Mateo home. Take advantage of storing little-used items and other household goods so you can take your time unpacking.
There’s the icing on the cake too! We provide a free moving van near San Mateo when you rent a storage unit from us. You can save miles on your rented or borrowed truck because we pick up all the items you want to store at your door and deliver them to your rented storage unit.
3 Easy, Quick Comfort Food Recipes to Try Once You Settle In
After you move into your new home, the first few days will continue to be hectic as you unpack, organize and decorate. The convenience of take-out and ready-to-eat meals is a boon, but once your kitchen is set up, everyone in the family will be longing for a great home-cooked meal. No need to comb through your cookbooks, the ones you probably haven’t unpacked yet. Try one or all of these easy recipes that your family will savor, as you make the most of your new home in San Mateo:
- Rice and Veggies Comfort Soup – Nothing says “welcome home” more than a bowl of hot, homemade soup.
§ Soup pot with lid
§ Soup ladle
§ 1 tbsp. cooking oil
§ 4 cups soup stock or broth
§ 1 cup water
§ 2 cups thinly chopped vegetables (e.g., carrots, celery, peppers, potatoes, onions, etc.)
§ 1 cup long grain rice
§ Salt, pepper, and other seasonings to taste
§ Sauté vegetables in the bottom of the pot with cooking oil until soft
§ Add broth, water, and seasonings to the soup pot, and bring to a boil.
§ Add the rice, reduce heat to medium-low and cover with lid
§ Cook for approximately 30 minutes or until rice is tender
Slow Cooked Pulled Pork – Pull out your slow cooker to enjoy this tasty meal
§ Slow cooker with lid
§ Large fork
§ 2 pounds pork tenderloin
§ 1 can of root beer
§ 1 bottle of barbecue sauce
§ Buns, baguettes or your favorite sandwich rolls
§ Place pork tenderloin in the slow cooker
§Add root beer
§ Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-7 hours
§ Shred pork with fork and drain
§ Add barbeque sauce and stir well
§ Serve on buns or sandwich rolls
Hearty Chicken Casserole – Need a meal that brings back your energy while using up leftovers from your fridge? Look no further!
§ Thick-bottomed, ovenproof casserole dish with lid
§ 4 boneless chicken breasts, cubed
§ 1 box of liquid soup stock
§ 2 tbsp. cooking oil (olive, butter, margarine)
§ 4 tbsp. seasonings (Use any leftover complimentary seasonings like salt, pepper, herbs, lemon juice, etc.)
§ 1 cup sliced or minced seasoning vegetables (onions, peppers, garlic, etc.)
§ 3 cups large vegetables sliced or cubed (carrots, broccoli, potatoes, etc.)
Make your family happy with a hearty home cooked meal and ease the burden of unpacking by storing some of your belongings in a 5A Rent-A-Space storage rental near San Mateo. Not only will it relieve the pressure of unpacking, but it also frees up space at home, and allows easy access to your possessions while you unpack at an unhurried, more leisurely pace.