What Type of Food Storage Shelves to Buy

Shelves
Our BabyStep 1 is to get your shelves, and food storage area ready. The reason we have shelves as step number 1 (after your basic emergency prep) is because when you have a room set up, building and adding to your food storage feels fun. It no longer becomes a task of figuring out where to put stuff. So whether its cheap and temporary shelves, or if you're more experienced and run into extra money, some of the food rotation shelves can be really nice solutions. When deciding on which shelves to put in your home, there are a lot of things to consider. We go into this is greater depth on our BabyStep 1 page. You may have space or budget issues to deal with, but there are options…
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Food Storage WAKE UP Call

General, Julie's Progress, Organization, Shelves
With the recent earthquakes, I have been thinking about my food storage and preparedness plan and I'd be lying if I didn't admit I am guilty of a little procrastination over here! It seems like anytime Jodi and I do progress updates, they turn into confessionals, but bit by bit we make improvements and feel much more prepared then when we started our blog! Anyways, as my little picture story will show, I hadn't put my food away since I bought it... ahem ahem over a month ago. I finally got around to it this weekend and I also got around to building (or having my husband build) these awesome cardboard rotating racks from Can Organizer. Check Them Out!(I like the shorter ones for my size shelves, but they have…
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How To Build Your Own Can Rotating Rack

Jodi's Progress, Shelves
This tutorial is created courtesy of my husband who made me this can rotating rack for a Valentine's Day gift and agreed to document the process to share with all of you! The great thing about making your own racks is that you can customize the depths to fit your cupboard, and build however many you want for whichever cans you choose to store. Plus they are FREE! Make sure to scroll to the bottom to see a video of my new rack in action. How To Build Your Own Can Rotating Rack Step 1 Print out the shelf diagram (this great diagram comes from the "Pantry Panel" blog). Decide which size you want to make. I opted for the soup can size to start out. Step 2 Take a…
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