Survival Survey & Giveaway! Share your tips for organizing the pantry!
This giveaway is now closed and the winners have been notified. However, there’s a wealth of great information in the comment section below.
In my book, Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst Case Scenarios, I share several strategies for keeping your pantry organized. Whether you have just enough food to last through the week or several months worth, it’s easy to lose track of what you have.
One tip from my book is to group similar foods and supplies together. In the past when I wanted to make a loaf of bread, it involved going on a wild goose chase, tracking down dried milk, then honey, then the wheat or flour, and digging through the fridge to find the jar of yeast. No more. Now all bread-baking products are organized and stored in one location.
Recently I re-organized the small pantry in my kitchen, and was a bit red-faced to discover a can of hominy almost as old as my son, two completely dried out bags of flaked coconut, and more than a dozen half-empty containers of various foods that had to be thrown out. It was not a pretty picture, and I hate seeing food (and money!) go to waste.
What tip do you have for maintaining an organized pantry? Share your tip here as a comment for the chance of being one of five winners of the mini edition of Organizing for Dummies by Eileen Roth. Since the book is tiny and purse-sized, I guarantee it won’t add to the clutter in your home!
This giveaway ends on Friday, June 15, and the winners will be announced on Saturday, June 16. Winners will be selected at random and will be notified by email. Winners who do not respond within ten days will forfeit their prize.
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