Ok! We are down to the nitty gritty of Taming the Stockpile now. I have been eating from the stockpile, and I even defrosted my freezer last weekend! Today, I want to talk about organizing your stockpile. (Insert hubby’s laughter here.) Remember, I am working on things right along with you. I am not perfect, and most of the time, I am not organized!
First, let me show you want I really want but can’t pay for right now…a storage unit for can rotation!
I contacted the company for a review and giveaway, but I didn’t hear back. I really wanted one and wanted one of you to have one too. This can device makes it easy to see and rotate your stock. Something I often have trouble with! If you can afford it, this would be an excellent addition to organize your stockpile!
My second tip is utilize what space you have! I try to use every space available to store and organize my stockpile. What you see below is my pantry door and an over-the-door hanger.
Next, I am going to recommend something I don’t do very well. I am planning to implement this. Like now. When you come into the house with items for the stockpile, you should put them away right away. Move the old stock forward on your shelf or in your cabinet, and put the new stock behind it. Immediately. I have to admit as I am telling you this, I have 3 bags of groceries from my shopping trip this week sitting in front of my stockpile shelf. We all have room to improve right?
I decided to share the before and after with you via vlog. Remember, this is my second You Tube video ever, and the first one I had to edit together, so please be kind! If you can’t see it in this post, you can go directly to You Tube to view it.
Finally, while you are organizing, take either a mental or written inventory. I made a simple written stockpile inventory for you. If you can do this once a month, it will make a big difference in keeping your stockpile organized and full!
What is your stockpile organization nemesis?