Originally Posted by garlicjosh
that would probably make a great deal of difference, kept air tight, cool and in the dark im sure it wouldn't be a problem, I don't have space to stash things in air tight containers so things tend to have to reamin in bags.
only things I have in air tight containers is flax seed, all my flours, and my dry beans and those take up a lot of space
Use zip baggies for air tight containers. Sometimes I take the item out of the box or bag after opening and just keep the directions from the package.
In my cabinet they all get piled high into a shoebox size container (no lid). Larger ones on top shelves where I can see what's in them. Cereal, oatmeal, grits, beans rice, etc.