Encourager wrote:[color=#00BF40]Litterbug, I am curious. What is it going to take for you to "get serious"?
My next apartment. My lease on this place--which I'll be in a total of 4 months--runs out at the end of October. That's given me time to save my deposit and get myself ready.
Before I moved from the big apartment at the end of June, I could live out of my pantry for about three weeks, more if I counted the freezer, which is full of stuff that would spoil without electricity, and had 10 days worth of water (which I always have had). I just want to formalize the food storage so I can keep my active food pantry down to what I actually use so stuff doesn't go stale or out of date.
This place has absolutely no storage. I moved within the same building because my old apartment had a flood and I needed to get out quick. There's a shallow, narrow coat closet (can't even hang clothes in it), a shallow, narrow linen closet, a miniature linen closet in the bathroom, and a narrow clothes closet...and that's it. I sold or donated (or am in the process of doing so, as soon as I borrow a hand truck again) more than 1/3 of my belongings, including my extra backstock. Even so, every corner of my current place has stuff in it waiting for a place to live.
I still have over a week's worth of food, not counting stuff in the freezer that would go bad quick in hot weather, but I've wanted to formalize it for a long time so it wouldn't be so haphazard if I need to tap my stash. A moderate amount of storage is a requirement for wherever I move next, and I'll carve out some space and decide which way to go with what and how much to store and how to store it. At least that's the plan.
So don't worry about me--I have a plan. Really, don't worry. I'm an intelligent, self-sufficient woman and can handle it. Really.
"It’s still all about the method. Fancy Cloud Sync algorithm aside...the software is there to help you become more aware (Rule One), anticipatory (Rule Two), flexible (Rule Three), and secure."--Jesse's blog, A Method to Your Madness