is the question.
Meet my darling friend, Pam. She’s one of my awesome visiting teachers and such a good sport, sharing a bit of her inner Vanna for this shot. Thank you, Pam!
Months ago, when Pam began organizing her three month supply, she found these trick little bins at the dollar store and then attached her own menu labels. I think it’s a great idea and totally economical. Pam likes knowing that for some of their family favorites, the dried, canned, or bottled ingredients are grouped together, by recipe, and in one contained spot.
In all of my vaaaaaast food storage (jk) I use exactly five bins and only when I give food storage presentation or do book signings. People ask me about these stainless steel mesh numbers all the time.
They’re from Office Max and no I don’t actually use them in my own home. I just needed something extra sturdy and easy to carry while trucking miscellaneous canned goods to and from my car. Because they’re part of a display, I justified the high cost. (gulp) In my own home, I simply group all the ingredients for a given recipe, together on a shelf, right inside my kitchen cupboards. No bins or bags required.
Especially when it comes to food storage, I’m a “less is more” kind ‘a gal. I prefer to spend my limited food storage dollars on FOOD, and not storage systems. Provident living isn’t my hobby or creative outlet. It’s a financial investment I make in order to be more efficient on a daily basis, prepared for future challenges, and better equipped to help others.
Recently, I’ve started to save the bottom section of empty orange boxes that come from what I’m already purchasing at Costco.
I like that this bin is free, readily available, relatively sturdy, won’t scratch shelves, and has handle cut-outs on each end. I’m gearing up to experiment with Pam’s example, seeing if food storage bins help to simplify my shelves.
Not exactly a cliff-hanger. Just something to consider.