Re-Organizing the Storage

I have 2 extra shelves in my garage as of right now. I am wanting to make the food storage a little more do-able. So I wanted to come-up with the lists of things I really want to store, and store a lot of. So, here they are. I’m sure for many of you this is mind-numbing, but maybe it’ll help a few of you out.

Staples (I think of this as the basics I use to make something else — that isn’t canned)
1. Mayo
2. Mustard
3. Salad Dressing
4. BBQ Sauce
5. Ketsup
6. Oil (mostly canola, maybe one bottle of olive)
7. Oats
8. Peanut Butter
9. Pam
10. Jam
11. Salsa
12. Dried Beans
13. Applesauce

Food We Need but Probably Shouldn’t
1. Crackers
2. Graham Crackers
3. Pudding
4. Applesauce (the lunch variety)
5. Cereal
6. Fruit Snacks
7. Dried Fruit
8. Mac and Cheese
9. Pasta Sauce
10. Popcorn (microwave)
11. Popcorn (the kernal)
12. Juice Boxes
13. Granola bars
14. Pop Tarts (mock if you will — they are a rare treat)

Canned Items:
1. Tomato sauce *
2. Tomato paste *
3. Diced Tomaotes *
4. Stewed Tomatoes
5. Tuna *
6. Chicken
7. Chili
8. Refried beans
9. Black Beans *
10. Pinto Beans/Garbanzo beans (I don’t use a ton of either of these)
11. Kidney Beans
12. White Beans
13. Pie Filling/Pumpkin
14. Pineapple
15. Salmon
16. Soup *
17. Cream of soups *
18. Broth
19. Olives (sliced and whole)
20. Jalapenos
21. Evaporated Milk *
22. Enchilada Sauce
23. Sweetened Condensed Milk
I went ahead and starred the ones I really want a good supply of — my canned shelves are weird. I have tiny shelves on top where I can fit one can, and then I have a large space below where I hope to stack large amounts of these items.

So, did I miss anything? Something I should be storing that I’m not? BTW, this is only food — and that’s all I can really get into at this point.

Ok, so instead of napping while S was at preschool I decided to re-evaluate all my food storage, and made a fancy little table. You can access it here {I hope}. It has all the things I listd, along with the best price I’ve ever gotten them for (from memory) and my target price (approximate), along with how many I’d like in my storage. Tell me what you think.

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