I am working on building up my pantry but I’m finding that things get SO disorganized so quickly! My children empty my grocery bags (they generally do a great job), but they don’t have in their heads where I want things to go. They don’t stock same cans on top or in front of same cans. Then we very rapidly wind up with a mish mash of cans that I have to sort through. NOT how I’m wanting to grow in organizing!
So, this week, my stock up included purchasing 2 small pantry cansolidators from Shelf Reliance. Each holds 3 different size cans (plus a slot for tuna cans) with multiple cans rotating from oldest in the front. (pictures coming later tonight)
I am not into hoarding or fear-mongering. I am attempting to stock up my pantry for a number of reasons.
- wise stewardship – I buy things when they are on sale and shop from the pantry when prices are high
- should a weather emergency take our power, we’ll have plenty of shelf-stable foods to eat and share with those in need
- with our economy and jobs so unstable and gas prices sky-rocketing, we do not know what tomorrow will bring and I’m hoping to be like the ant who “prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest.” Prov 6:8
- always have something appropriate on hand to give to local food pantries when folks come around to stock them up
I’m excited to be able to start keeping better track of the foods I use and rotate them to use the oldest foods first.