Where To Store

Where To Store

“I do know that if we go forward…and follow the admonitions given, to put some-thing in the cellar store place that we have against a rainy day, we may be blessed.” (J. Reuben Clark, Jr. at welfare conference)

Your food and other supplies may be stored anyplace where correct storage conditions exist. Look for cool, dry places keeping under 70 degrees, if possible.

Containers: #10 tin cans provided with oxygen absorbers, food grade buckets or barrels with or without oxygen absorbers, glass jars, plastic food grade containers labeled PETE.

This list is not all-inclusive.

1. Attics:

May be used for storage if well-insulated to maintain a temperature of 70 degrees or below.

2. Basements:

Excellent storage if it is cool and dry.

3. Garages:

Again, only if it is cool and dry.

4. Freezers:

Do not overlook space in a freezer-we store brown rice, extra whole-wheat flour, cornmeal, wheat germ-things that would go rancid at room temperatures.

5. Crawl space:

sheets of plywood could be used to keep items clean and dry. Again, check temperature and especially humidity if you are going to store canned goods here.

6. Under beds:

If the bed is too low, it may be raised on supports so containers can be slid underneath.

7. Tables:

Barrels and other containers may be stacked and covered with a floor-length tablecloth.

8. Chests, trunks, cabinets, closets, shelves:

All of these may be utilized. Check closets for empty spaces.

9. Walls:

Extra wall space may be used and hidden with a curtain hanging in front of it.

10. Under furniture with legs:

The space underneath a crib or changing table is a good place to store boxes of #10 cans. Cover with fabric.