Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

As we begin our quest for stockpiling at least one years worth of food and supplies I absolutely must have an inventory and a plan! It will drive me crazy to try to figure out what we have and what we need if I try to go by what is listed in my hubby's brain.

I did not want to reinvent the wheel and knew that there must be information out there as to how to start the "preps". I found a couple great websites and bought a great little book. Here is what I have done so far (besides starting to make homemade bread from freshly milled wheat):

1. A start to organizing spices and baking supplies
On the simplylivingsmart.com website I watched many videos and read many tips that I will eventually use. But the one that I wanted to do right away was to buy some glass spice jars. They are meant to be placed in a drawer rather than in a cupboard. I absolutely hated having my spices in the cupboard and not being able to see what was in the back and knocking them all over to get one out. And Ido not have the counter space for a spice rack. So when I saw her idea of putting them in a drawer I simply thought - why didn't I think of that! Anyways, I will be placing my order from penzeys.com in the next day or so.

2. A start to organizing food storage
The book I bought is called

Food Storage 101 Where Do I Begin by Peggy Layton
In it there are 6 steps to preparing what she calls your Home Grocery Store and Pharmacy. There is so much to think about and I am really glad I bought this book, I love that all the steps are laid out so neatly. I didn't have to reinvent the wheel, she is giving me all the steps I need. Anyway, one of the things in the first step is to find a space and prepare the shelves that you will need. Well we have a small space set aside for this purpose and today we bought some shelves! Hooray we have started to be organized!