Spring cleaning is upon us! There are three important steps that need to happen during your spring cleaning that will benefit your food storage and your family in the long run.
The first step is to make room for your food storage. If you do not already have a designated spot to store your food storage, spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to find a spot. Find a spot that is dark, cool, and most importantly dry. Focus primarily on moisture and temperature to get the most of your food storage. Avoid as much moisture as you can and store your food storage in a spot that is less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit. If you already have a spot designated to your food storage, it’s time to increase the space and amount of food you have.
The next step is to clean your storage space. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to dust and clean around your food storage. This will give you the opportunity to check the area around your food to see if there is a leak near, or if your food has been tampered with. While cleaning, check your food for any teeth marks, openings, and heavy dents.
The last step is to rotate your cans. Rotating your cans and soon to expire foods is very important to do annually and spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to help you remember. As you are cleaning your storage space check your food’s expiration dates and put aside the soon to expire foods so you can begin eating them. Put aside the food’s that expire within a year or two. Don’t forget to replace them!