Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Food Storage

Our church leaders have asked us to have a year's supply of food on hand in case of an emergency or loss of job.  I can say that we have never had a year's supply of anything.  When I think of taking on this project I feel overwhelmed and can't fathom where I'd store all that food.  Then I think about having to rotate it all so the food doesn't spoil.

Mickey and I have talked about food storage a few times.  We decided we would be happy with having 4-6 months worth.  Now we need to figure out how to gather all that food.  And make sure it's food we'll actually eat.  We also have a storage problem.  We have a huge basement we could use but someone wants a man cave, the kids like to have some place to run around and scream, and some of us use the exercise equipment that's down there.  So that leaves us with small sections of the huge, unfinished room.  The previous owners left us some storage shelves.  They are nice except they are so tall in between the shelves it's hard to store smaller items on them.  Enter Shelf Reliance.  Mickey ordered a couple cansolidators to try.  He put them together today and loaded them up.  It does help with all the canned items.  Now I have room for a lot more.
Food Storage

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