Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Get creative with space for food storage!

For a long time, I justified not getting my food storage going because of space. Then the guilt caught up and my creativity turned on to solve my problem. I house the majority of my food storage under my bed in those under bed storage tubs. My king size bed is raised on 6" platforms
to make accessing food and other items easy to get to (plus it makes me feel like royalty having to climb up into my bed!). I currently use 4 long tubs to keep sugar, flour, beans, rice, oatmeal, and pasta in.

If you don't have an entire room devoted to stocking your food storage, don't fret! There are lots of other ways to keep extra food around!

Where do you keep your food storage?


kelly said...

I knew of creative couples in school who would use boxes of cans, etc for end tables, etc. Just top it with a round glass top and fabric and no one would ever know.

Mandeville Family said...

We were doing the same thing (raising beds and storing everything under there), but as we got closer to a year for 2 parents and 3 kids, we starting running out of room.

Finally, I did what I'd wanted to for years - I cut a 2' by 2.5' hole in the drywall under our stairs and bought a single leftover cabinet door for $5 from a custom cabinet shop that fit just right - another $5 for hinges, and Voila - a brand-new pantry! It had a lot of sawdust, but after sweeping and vacuuming it out, it's actually a really nice space right in the middle of the house.

Hannah said...

My friend and I have a food storage blog, so we post about all different places to store food. We store them in decorative baskets on top of shelves, above the kitchen cabinets, in closets, under beds, etc.

Hi, I found your blog when I was doing some "food storage" research and your post came up since you mentioned it. My friend and I started a food storage blog a few months ago - it's a step-by-step guide. Feel free to check it out - I hope it helps!