Tools to Use Your Food Storage Daily

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When you get more involved in using and preserving Food Storage, you start realizing there are a lot of appliances out there that are either necessary or certainly helpful in getting the job done! When determining what it is you need in terms of appliances, we recommend the "test yourself" theory. What we mean by that, is test yourself by either borsrowing, or doing things the hard way before buying an appliance. Try making bread by hand before buying an expensive mixer. SURE the mixer WILL make the job easier, and oftentimes make the bread turn out better, but see if you are dedicated enough to the habit or lifestyle before buying something you may never use. We borrowed wheat grinders, canners, and dehydrators before ever getting our own, and…
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We Heart Pinterest Day 10: Make Your Own

Budgeting, Pinterest
Since we LOVE Food Storage, and LOVE Pinterest (see post here), each day until February 14th, we'll be showing you some of our favorite Pinterest boards and neat things we have found and have pinned there! It's so great to see and share what others have done. Today we are highlighting the Make Your Own board. There are so many household cleaners, body cleaners, and food mixes you can make your own, rather than buying them pre-made. Not only are making them yourselves cheaper, but you can make a variety of things with basic ingredients, allowing you to store less. Pinterest is a gold mind for finding make-your own recipes. We haven't tried many of them yet, but look forward to trying them out! PIN 1: Who remembers to, or…
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Kitchen Organization and Cleaning Tips

Cooking From Scratch, Non-Food Items, Organization
If you're REALLY using your Food Storage, then you're probably cooking a lot and getting your kitchen dirty. Cooking from scratch requires so many ingredients and steps, that it can really turn your kitchen upside down. When I think about days where I don't feel like cooking, more often than not its more that I don't feel like cleaning up after. Here is a picture I texted Jodi awhile back and the caption was: "THIS is why I hate cooking today". This was the less embarrassing then the other side of the counter. Here are some tips to keeping your kitchen organized, and clean to make cooking more enjoyable: Keep your kitchen sink clean (and empty): While you're cooking, if you quickly wash dishes as you use them, you'll end…
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