Survival supplies won't be as useful to you if they're haphazardly stored all over your house or homestead. Keep your stockpiles properly organized, so it's easier to keep track of your supplies.
Organizing your supplies also ensures that you don't waste time looking for things that you need because you have no idea where they are. Follow the tips detailed below to organize your supplies and maximize storage space in your homestead or apartment. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com)
Don't be afraid to make a big mess.
If you're attempting an extensive clean-up, start by organizing your supplies over the weekend or whenever you have free time. You'll need at least two to three days to sort through everything.
Take all the gear and supplies out of every nook and cranny around your house.
Group similar items together. For example, you can keep vitamin and supplements on your kitchen counter.
Update your inventory list, especially items that you need to stock up on.
Clean storage areas while they’re empty. Use homemade, non-toxic cleaning products to clean areas that you store food in. After you're done cleaning, air out everything while you’re organizing your supplies.
Use this natural all-purpose cleaner when sanitizing your storage areas. It's effective and safe to use around children and pets. Just make sure not to use it on granite or marble because the vinegar may cause etching on natural surfaces.
2 cups distilled water
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
15 to 20 drops of essential oils
Using a small funnel, combine the four ingredients in a glass spray container.
Label the spray bottle, then mix well before using.
You can use essential oils like bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, or lime since they possess antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and antiviral properties. You can also use other essential oils to cover up the sell of the vinegar.
Get containers for your supplies.
After your supplies have been inventoried, look for containers that you can use to organize various items. You don't need to buy new containers if you have perfectly good ones lying around your house.
Here are some tips on choosing containers for your survival gear and supplies.
Use different colored containers for different types of supplies. Color coordinating boxes makes it easier to locate items. Alternatively, you can use colored tape to mark your containers.
Use transparent containers for smaller items. If you can see the contents of these boxes, you won't need to rifle through several boxes to find what you need.