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Hi, my name is Valerie Albrechtsen, the creator of FoodStorageOrganizer. I’m super excited to have you along. I’m here to help you sensibly gather food storage and preparedness supplies .

1. Set a goal to gather a 3-month supply of pantry foods and a 2-week supply of emergency water. If you live in a small home, start with a 1-month supply of food to see what fits. What is 3-month supply of food storage? Read this flyer from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

2. Make a list of the shelf-stable cans, boxes, and bags of food in your kitchen or pantry. These are the foods you will consistently gather in your 3-month food storage supply. Things like peanut butter, breakfast cereal, pasta, canned food, baking supplies, etc. It’s important to have a supply of these foods before you buy long-term foods like wheat and dry beans because these are the foods your family eats now.

3. Decide how much money you can invest each week to buy extra food. Is it $10, $25, $50 or more? It has taken me years to build up my supplies. I’ve learned many things about what works and what doesn’t for my family. You will too.

4. Commit to gathering a few extra items every time you shop. You make a grocery list each week, right? Just had a few more items to your cart that are on sale.

5. Start a new habit of not eating everything on your shelves. Use some food but keep adding more so your cupboards are never bare.

6. Sign up for my weekly emails. I’ll share tips and ideas for gathering every week. Staying focused will help you be successful.

7. Download The Preparedness Guide Book from my Etsy shop. It’s a little booklet packed with a lot of information to help you gather food storage and preparedness items.

8. Follow me on Facebook or Instagram where I share stories and ideas to keep you motivated.

Never feel guilty if you can’t do something I suggest because this, my friend, is a never-ending story with success, mistakes, and blessings. Amazing blessings!

Create your plan and make this your preparedness adventure.

You CAN do it!

Valerie Albrechtsen
The Food Storage Organizer