Right now, I have four boxes of cereal stored in my laundry basket in my bedroom closet.
(And as I write that, I wonder why I’ve never stored anything in there before. Sure, I have to dump it out when I do the laundry, but it wouldn’t be a bad place to store laundry detergent.)
Why, you ask, do I have four boxes of cereal in my laundry basket? Because I couldn’t find anywhere else to put it. I eat the same kind of cereal for breakfast every morning, and go through a box in about a week and a half or so. So when it was on super sale this weekend, I decided it was smart to stock up. Then I went to put it in the cabinet… and noticed that there was no room, with the extra cans of soup and jars of spaghetti sauce. My kitchen is small and doesn’t have great storage, and suddenly, all my cabinets are full. Which means that I have to start stashing those extra food items elsewhere.
If you stock up on food during sales or just in case of emergency, where do you keep it? I know some people have boxes under their beds that are filled with canned food. Do you have a bureau drawer filled with pasta? Rice in with your socks? Of course, if you have a basement, storage is less of an issue, I’m sure, but for those of you in a home without great storage, what are your tips and tricks?