Have you ever been in the market and saw your favorite food items on sale, but you can’t buy more than just two items because you no longer have space at home to store it? No matter how you squeeze things in at home or re-organize everything, the fact is, you just don’t have that extra space. Well, here’s an idea, why not rent a Sydney storage unit and use it as a food bank or pantry? As long as you store food with long shelf life in it then there should be no problem. You can now buy all the good deals you’ve been missing out on the market or grocery shelves because you have the space for it. It is important though to make sure that the food items you store are not perishable such as cereals, produce or meats. These food items will spoil and attract pest and they are usually not allowed to be stored in the unit.
There are many types of food that can last long that you can store, but keep in mind to maintain your food pantry balanced with nutritional, wholesome foods. Remember you are stocking a food pantry not a snack bar. Keeping it nutritional and balanced is more efficient and cost effective than purchasing food with no value at all. Here are tips of food items you can store in your food pantry:
Canned goods. Almost every food type can be canned safely and kept indefinitely, from tuna and vegetables to fruits and jellies.
Freeze drying food. Freeze-drying is a method of preservation that will also preserve the nutrients found in naturally in foods.
Dehydrated food. Another method of food preservation is dehydration. A lot of popular foods can be dehydrated from fruits, meat for jerky, vegetables, and legumes which can later be rehydrated and used.