5 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me 5 Years Ago

Julie's Progress
We've been doing this blog for almost 5 years. The other day I was doing a big Food Storage room clean-up and reorganization. It made me somewhat nostalgic. This week I have pondered a lot where I started, where I am, and where I'd like to go. While cleaning the room I realized there were some things I wish I would have known when I started this all. Today I figured I would share them with you. Maybe they might help YOU out a little. 1. Don't buy things you don't eat So when I first started building my food storage, I got really into couponing. It was a great way to buy things for great prices and build up a food storage. I would buy things I didn't necessarily…
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S.O.S Recipe HELP

Recipes
So when it comes to cooking, I pull out a recipe MAYBE once every 2 or 3 weeks - HOWEVER as I use more and more of my food storage in daily cooking, I've had to swallow my pride and FOLLOW recipes! As I have begun to use more and more recipes and print them from sites like EveryDayFoodStorage.Net, I've run into a problem... As you can see: So here goes the reason for this post. As we have grown our Facebook page Jodi and I have become very impressed with the amount of knowledge all our readers have to share.... I've committed to fix this problem recipe box of mine and I have a few ideas I'm excited to implement. Before delving into it however, I thought I'd selfishly…
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My Food Storage — From Chaos to Clarity

Jodi's Progress, Long Term Food Storage
Long story short, my food storage area in my basement hasn't been very accessible lately. As I've taken advantage of the Macey's food storage sales and contributed to my Three Month Supply my food has sort of just been dumped into a big pile. I really wanted to start using our new Food Storage Calculator, but as I tried to catalog what food I already had it was a disaster. I couldn't even GET to all my food, let alone figure out what the heck I had bought. So yesterday during my kids naps I went on a rampage and reorganized the entire area, brought in a new shelf, and reconfigured my upstairs pantry to include more of the foods I've been using on a regular basis. I even got…
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