3 Steps?? That’s it??! Okay, okay… really there are a lot more little steps involved when you break it down (which we will!), but when you look at the whole food storage process from the larger picture, the three steps look like this:
Step 1: Decide and Dedicate
Step 2: Evaluate and Educate
Step 3: Then Go! Go! Go! and Don’t Procrastinate!
Step 1: Decide and Dedicate.
First you have to decide that you really want to do this (which I’m assuming you have, since you’re here) and then you have to dedicate yourself to it. Because let’s be honest… this is going to take time. It’s going to take effort. It’s going to take space. And it’s going to take money. So, yes, you’re going to have to dedicate your time, effort, space, and money. But with some preparation and guidance it doesn’t have to be overwhelming, hard, or expensive (although it may still take quite a bit of space. :)) This is totally doable! So just decide you’re going to do it and then dedicate yourself to it!
Step 2: Evaluate and Educate.
How many people are in your family? Are there any babies or people with special needs? What’s your family’s budget? How big is your home/living space?
Before you just jump into buying cans of food and throwing them on your shelves, you’re going to want a game plan. Otherwise you’re going to burn yourself out on wasted efforts. There are a lot of different ways to go about collecting your food storage. We’ll explore several options together, but it’s important to find the one that works for you. It’s YOUR food storage—not mine. So if something I suggest doesn’t gel with your style, adjust adjust adjust! There’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” in this game. So get informed of your options, come up with a game plan that fits your family’s needs, learn the basic do’s and don’ts, and then…
Step 3: Go! Go! Go! and Don’t Procrastinate!
Now, we’re not in a race to the finish line, but neither do we want to procrastinate the day of our… preparation. 🙂 I know that it’s easy to get overwhelmed when it seems like there are so. many. things. to do in order to get prepared. But pace yourself, DON’T GIVE UP (even, or especially, when you want to!), and before you know it… ta-da! Food Storage Success! It’s within your reach! Can you feel it? Well, enough talk! Let’s get to it!