BABY STEP #2 STORAGE SPACE AND SHELVING:
One of the biggest concerns when getting started with food storage is "WHERE DO I STORE ALL OF THIS FOOD?" This step is to decide on a place for your food storage. This is important because the reality is that most people won't even start a project the size of food storage, until they have created a dedicated space for it.
Clean out an area for your food storage, create a space that makes you get EXCITED. There are a wide variety of shelving options available. Frist, determine the amount of money you feel comfortable spending and consider what will suit your specific needs. Some shelving options are:
* Build Your Own- This is the most inexpensive option and offers the most flexibility, but can be time-intensive.
* Purchase inexpensive metal or plastic shelving- (i.e. from Walmart, Sams-Club etc..) This is a cheap and easy way to get started, shelves may not be as durable as wood or metal shelving. You will have to limit the weight more with these.
* Purchase higher quality metal shelves- Heavy duty hardware store shelves are more durable and there should be no problem with bowing or collapsing with heavy weights. Great for all the canned items.
* Invest in a deluxe can rotation system- This is the most expensive option, but is very convenient for easily rotating your canned goods.
Don't forget to come back next week for Baby step #3. :)