16 Jun 2021
Perhaps one of the biggest problems that people face when beginning a food storage system is limited space. Lack of space can be a big problem when you are trying to be prepared. But with a little ingenuity and imagination, you will find that it really isn’t as difficult as you may suspect.
The first thing you will need to do is look around your home for any wasted space. Even those who live in apartments will find places that they are not using. Now that you have looked everything over, look again. There are sure to be several places that you are not utilizing to store extra food and supplies.
How about under your bed? If you are not using this space, it would be very simple to place some cases of canned food items there. Or perhaps you would prefer to place items such as toilet paper under your bed. The important thing is not so much what you place under your bed, but that you are looking and using the empty spaces that are available to you.
Do you have end tables or a coffee table in your living room? How about the space under them? Are you utilizing that space? You can always cover these tables with a nice tablecloth so that your storage doesn’t show. And you will rest easy knowing that you are a little more prepared than you were previously.
When looking for extra space for food storage and other storage, think of any of the possible places that you may not have thought of before. Look up. Look down. Look left. Look right. You will find that there are several places that you can stash one or two items. It doesn’t need to be cases and cases of items. Emergency storage is done one can or package at a time. Break things up if you need to. Go vertical. Build a few shelves. Just do it. If you find yourself in an emergency, you will be grateful that you have at least some of the necessary items in your home.
What are some other ideas that you can think of to create space or find space for food storage? Leave me a comment and share.