Food Storage Guidelines to Help Manage Your Supplies Easier
If you are trying to store food, you need to be somewhat organized. The more food that you have stored at home, the more organization you will need to do just in case because of expiration dates and other issues.
The average family that looks into food storage is going to have a supply of around 30 to 60 days. This really isn’t that much food, but getting mixed up can cause some problems as certain foods tend to expire.
The first guideline to be aware of is to store foods that you are going to be eating soon. You don’t have to buy things that last for years then hope you never have to use it. A better option is to simply buy things that you eat on a regular basis. Put the new item into your storage bin and take the old stored item out to be used next just as if that was in your pantry. This solve most expiration issues.
Another thing to do with items you don’t use as often is to date them. Just take a marker and put a date on it to give you a general idea of when you put that into the bin. If an item has been there for six months or so, take it out and make a meal out of it after you replace it with a new one.
One huge mistake that many make with their stored food is having foods is having foods that may not be able to be cooked. If you are expecting to have to rely on your storage during a disaster type situation, make sure that you have a way to cook this food for as many days as you store it.
Lastly, don’t put all your food in the exact same place. Keep it in different areas around the house just in case something happens. This way you don’t lose all your food if that one part of your home is destroyed for some reason.