The Devil is in the Details
Since our food storage is in a separate building on our property and I'm usually making my grocery list late at night or in the pre-dawn hours, it's important to me that I can trust our inventory list. So when we moved all of our food storage to the new location a few weeks ago, I did a complete count after everything was set up and now am totally confident that our inventory list is accurate. It's a great feeling to really know what you have and what you still need to get more of.
This weekend, we are going to make a run to Sam's and complete our inventory ...or try. Hopefully we won't break the bank. We are up to goal on more than half of the items on the list and not too far short on others. So I'm hopeful. Knowing a twelve month supply of food and all essentials are safely in storage would sure be a great way to start the new year.
They say the devil is in the details, so if you have food stored, I urge you to keep it well organized and maintain an accurate, up to date inventory. Once the crisis is upon you, it's too late to get organized. You can try ...you probably would try ...but you won't be clear-headed and you won't make decisions as well as you would if you weren't under stress. Whether you're faced with a personal set back like the loss of an income or a much bigger crisis like regional interruptions of goods and services, the better you are organized and prepared, the better you will fare.