Emergency food supplies are great to have on hand, but organizing them can be a bit tricky if you don’t know where to begin. There are several things to consider when storing your food supply. Here are a few long-term food storage organization tips and tricks.
Location is everything when it comes to storing food long-term, so the first thing you’ll want to do is find the right place. You need a space that is cool, dark, and dry. A basement or a climate-controlled room or garage are ideal environments. Avoid attics, as they get too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. You also want to avoid anywhere with too much humidity because it can harm your food supply. Too much sunlight can also negatively impact the food you’re storing. The ideal location will keep your food from going bad prematurely and increase your supply’s longevity.
Labeling all items within your food supply will help you easily identify which item is which and will help you find things more quickly. Make sure you use accurate information when labeling your foods. You want to avoid mixing foods up. You can include whatever information you feel is necessary on your labels. For example, you can include the name of the item, the amount that you have, and the expiration date. You’ll also want to make sure that the label is clear and easy to read, so using a label maker may be helpful.
As you organize your food supply, it is beneficial to categorize your items in a way that you can easily understand. Grouping similar items together will help you keep track of where things are. For example, you can keep all of your liquids together, all of your solids together, all of your canned items together, and so on. This organization system will help you find things more quickly and easily without having to look through each item to find something.
Now that you have some long-term food storage organization tips and tricks, you can begin implementing them today. Check out NuManna Foundation’s selection of organic emergency food to add to your supply.