Food Storage In Small Spaces:
Where in the world am I going to put all this stuff!?!
Great Question. It’s all well and good to want to buy food to store, but if you don’t have the space, that could stop you in your tracks. So before we hit that speed bump, check out these ideas for tackling food storage in small spaces…
Chances are you’re not going to wear those shoes from 1981 again. There are a lot of shelters that would love your gently used coats, pants, and clothes. Animal shelters would love old blankets and stuffed toys. Some of these will even come to your house and pick up your donation from your front porch. Quick tip, turn your hangers backwards, as you wear the clothes, turn the hanger around. After 6 months, donate the clothes that are on hangers that never made the turn. Food Storage in small spaces is tricky enough, free up used space if possible.
Step Two – Go Vertical
There is a lot of unused, or misused space under beds. I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and bought Bed Lifts. You can buy 4 for $8.99. This adds just a few more inches of space to store just a bit more. A typical #10 can is slightly taller than the usual under bed space. Ad a few inches and you’ve gained a lot of square footage. I’d suggest to also pick up an Under Bed Storage bin so you can slide your food storage in and out easily. I purchased ours at Ikea.
Step 3 – Hide Out in Corners
Check out that empty scape in the back corners of the coat closet, or that shelf that’s just a bit too high to get to. Stack #10 cans in the back corners to build up food storage in small spaces. Tip – if you purchased the cans in a case, and they came with a box, save the box. Heaven forbid you ever have to move. The boxes that fit 6 #10 cans are tricky to come by. Break them down and slide them under a bed just in case.
Step 4 – Hide In Plain Sight
One of my favorite ways to get creative food storage space, it to store it in the decorative chest, or buy a Coffee Table/Ottoman that has storage space inside. Tuck away cans, boxes or water bottles right in the middle of the living room.
Don’t let tiny space stop you from stocking food storage in small spaces. Maybe your pantry is in the kitchen, maybe it’s in the living room. Either way, create the space and start storing peace of mind.