There’s a POST for that!

We often get asked the same questions… We try really hard to make our info easy to find, but after 3 years of blogging, some posts are BOUND to get lost. We thought it would be fun to answer some of the most frequently asked questions today. So here we go with a little fun post, called:

Question: I have a very small house or apartment and I don’t know WHERE to put my Food Storage?

POST: SMALL SPACES STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Question: I need to teach a group lesson at my church – I don’t know where to start?

POST: GROUP LESSON PLANS

Question: Have you done any tutorials on canning?  I’m too intimidated to try it!

POST: SELF RELIANCE PAGE

Question: I’m new here, and I’m trying to figure out why you girls even DO Food Storage?

POST: WHY FOOD STORAGE SERIES

Question: We eat a very healthy diet in our family? How do I do Food Storage?

POST: HEALTHY FOOD STORAGE SERIES

Question: Do you have any spreadsheets or handouts to help me go about figuring out what and how much I need to buy?

POST: FOOD STORAGE TOOLS

Question: If I have a large amount of money I’ve set aside to get my Food Storage going quickly, how do you recommend I start?

POST: TAX RETURN WEEK POSTS


  • Larry

    How long can I store cooking oil ? What is a good disinfectant to store ? 

    • Cooking oil is usually 6 months (recommended on the bottles), however I have used some that was older than that. I store mine in my cool dark basement so I’m not sure if that helps.

  • Drdh1993

    can you use plastic coffe can for long term storage for flour?

    • That wouldn’t be sealed enough for long term storage.

  • ANNFRANCIS21

    MY QUESTION IS FROM WHAT I HAVE SEEN ON FOOD STORAGE OR COUPONING EVERYONE SEEMS TO STORE EVERYTHING UNDER LIKE ITEMS INSTEAD OF BY THE EXPIRATION DATE (WHICH YOU ARE CHECKING FOR WHEN YOU GO SHOPPING) WHY IS THIS? ALSO WITH SO MUCH PASTA, RICE, CEREALS, ETC I SEE IT ALL IN THE ORIGINAL BOXES WHY NOT IN FOOD SAVER BAGS?
    JUST CURIOUS
    SANDY 

    • I have a lot of food so I need to store things where I can find them easily. So the items at the front of my shelves are the oldest expiration dates, which I can easily check for each item I am looking to replenish with the sales.

      I store rice in sealed buckets. I store pasta in the original containers placed inside large plastic tupperwares. THis is just a personal preference to save money and time on repackaging in food saver bags. And I rotate through pasta and cereal so fast I am not too concerned over the long term storage aspects of it. I am constantly replenishing those supplies.

      Hope that helps a bit!

  • Terry L Hunt

    Hi there, Can anyone tell me if it is safe to store anything in styrofome coolers? I think it would be a good way to help regulate temperature, but am not sure if it would have a moisture buildup. Can someone help me?
    Thank you,

  • Megan

    Awesome! Thanks for simplifying all of your information here for me!!