A friend graciously shared a picture of her food storage with me. This is an example of what this can become when you add a little at a time over the years! Isn't it amazing?
Since she's obviously doing something right, I asked her for some tips, and here is what she has to say:
"I think my biggest tip would be to just start! We would pick a specific area to work on for a couple of months like canned soup or cereal- and every time we bought that item we would buy double what we actually needed.
"I think one of the things that helped us build up our storage the most was that we set aside extra money, and when we found a really good deal on something we used that money to buy a three or four month supply of that item all at once. Also when we get a bonus at work or unexpected money (like the recent government tax rebates) we always try to put a portion into our food storage.
"The trick now is remembering to replace items as we use them. I keep a sheet in my storage room and every time I remove something I write it down, so that I can make sure to replace it the next time that item goes on sale."
Long-term food storage
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Everyday food storage and preparation
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