Small Spaces Storage Solutions– We need your HELP!

Since the next step after getting your emergency preparedness plan accomplished is shelving we wanted to talk about organizing food storage for awhile. We have been doing our research and we know that there are many ways to save space and stay organized with your food storage. Over the next little while, we will be covering shelving ideas, rotation ideas, and more. We wanted to start however, with small spaces storage solutions.

For now- we have a confession to make. Up until a couple years ago we both lived in rather small spaces. The small spaces, along with confusing resources stopped us from ever getting started on building our food storage. So when we are asked the question, “How do I store food in my tiny condo or apartment?”, we must sheepishly answer- “We don’t know – We didn’t do it”.

Anyways, as we have been doing our research we realized that among you, our readers is a wealth of knowledge. Just last week we received the following comment from Penny:

We used a NEW medium outside metal garbage can and filled it with wheat. Then we cut a circle out of plywood bigger than the opening of the can and then used some smaller scraps of wood and screwed them on the inside of the circle to fit the inside of the garbage can, then we just put decorative fabric over the top that reached to the floor and we had an instant side table that held storage. The scrap blocks of wood kept the top from moving around and falling off, and it also looked nice.

This is where the HELP! comes in, let’s all SHARE! Over the next week we are asking you to email us at info@foodstoragemadeeasy.net all your great and marvelous ideas for this topic. In one week we will publish all the ideas in a post. We’ll make it cute and even make a pdf so you can print and share the information with all your friends who live in small spaces. Now don’t cheat and leave a comment, make sure it’s an EMAIL so we can surprise everyone. (Please send emails by Friday).

And the winner from last week’s giveaway is … drum roll please … TONYA. We’ll be emailing you later today to get you your car kit. We’re so happy you have your computer backed up.


  • Since you posted this article, I’ve organized my freezer. Instead of shelves, I now use stacking front-loading baskets. It’s so much easier to find things!

    Here’s a link to my post (with pictures of my freezer before and after): http://learningtobefrugal.wordpress.com/2009/02/16/organizing-my-freezer-once-and-for-all/

    Allie
    Learningtobefrugal.com

  • Since you posted this article, I’ve organized my freezer. Instead of shelves, I now use stacking front-loading baskets. It’s so much easier to find things!

    Here’s a link to my post (with pictures of my freezer before and after): http://learningtobefrugal.wordpress.com/2009/02/16/organizing-my-freezer-once-and-for-all/

    Allie
    Learningtobefrugal.com

  • This will be a great PDF. I can’t wait to have it to share with the sisters in our stake.

  • This will be a great PDF. I can’t wait to have it to share with the sisters in our stake.

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  • If you’re going to store plain wheat berries in a metal trash can, you should mix in some Diatomaceous Earth to kill the bugs that are *already* in the wheat. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a can full of powder after the bugs have eaten all the wheat.

    Best regards,

    Don

  • If you’re going to store plain wheat berries in a metal trash can, you should mix in some Diatomaceous Earth to kill the bugs that are *already* in the wheat. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a can full of powder after the bugs have eaten all the wheat.

    Best regards,

    Don

  • OOOh! I love this idea! My current home has large cabinets & plenty of extra closets, but we’ll be greatly downsizing this next month and I need all the tips I can get. Thank you!! =]

  • OOOh! I love this idea! My current home has large cabinets & plenty of extra closets, but we’ll be greatly downsizing this next month and I need all the tips I can get. Thank you!! =]

  • Connie

    It would be more helpful if this picture could be seen enlarged, so we can use these ideas and also comment more..this is too small to really see..
    thanks

  • Connie

    It would be more helpful if this picture could be seen enlarged, so we can use these ideas and also comment more..this is too small to really see..
    thanks

  • This is a GREAT idea! I am excited to see what others do and get some ideas.

  • This is a GREAT idea! I am excited to see what others do and get some ideas.

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