I'd really like us to get a freezer - I think it would really help us even out our food budget: right now I feel like we overspend on things like meat, since we don't have the space to buy and store a quarter cow or half a pig. But I'm not sure where we'd put it. Ideas?
Also - and LDS MDCers, this is probably the question for you - where do you store bulk foods in your home if you live in an home where you don't have a separate pantry? I'd love to start buying more bulk foods, but I'm at a loss to think of where I'd store 25 pounds of black beans.
Any other clever food storage ideas appreciated as well!
If buying/having room for an extra freezer is hard you could see if anyone you know that lives close has a freezer with lots of extra space that you could use. That way you could go over every couple of weeks and get what you need.
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I can't wait to see what others do w bulk foods-- we have a time storing ours, and we do have a pantry! I get grumpy about spending money on plastic-- I hate plastic-- to store our beautiful organic bulk foods.
I used to use the linen closet in my hallway for an extra pantry. Now its toy overflow. But it did work great because often a linen closet is wasted space-towels can go in the bathroom under the sink, sheets go in the bedrooms, etc. We have a fairly large set of cabinets in our kitchen though so with careful rearranging it works out.
I also at one time had a small chest freezer on my apartment balcony, with a power cord running out the door.
Dry food - under beds, closets, any place to you put it, it need not be in the kitchen.
Food Storage Made Easy has an article with tips about storage in small spaces.
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Also - and LDS MDCers, this is probably the question for you - where do you store bulk foods in your home if you live in an home where you don't have a separate pantry?
I am interested in what others do as well since we recently moved to a small apt & have very little food storage available and no garage for a seperate freezer.
Cheryl, wife to an amazing man, homeschooling SAHM to Gavin 12/03, Rhys 09/06, and Ian Aug 11, 2010.
Forgive me for possibly sounding stupid, but what does being LDS have to do with food storage. I am not meaning to be snarky, I am honestly curious.
Just google, LDS family food storage, or family preparedness
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As for food storage, Im LDS but I have to admit we don't have a year supply. We started building up, moved to another country and we couldn't take the storage with us. We were facing a move again in 3 years and I couldn't justify the cost of building up the storage just to have to get rid of it. If we did we have a storage closet we could use. You can also use beneath basically any piece of furniture (if you have ever seen the movie The RM it has a funny part where they converted their food storage into pieces of furniture).