Anyone who is committed to food storage knows that it takes up a lot of space. The thing I find to be most important is to be a little creative. Your home is unique and what works for you might not work for me. These three ideas have been inspiring to me.
I have been collecting ideas on pinterest for a while and wanted to share the best I have found.
1. Inside The Wall Behind a Door
This product is ingenious for those living in a place with very limited storage space.
The shelf is literally in the wall. Not something you want in your living room, but it could be a good option for a closet, storage room, or possibly the kitchen.
2. Utilize Door Storage
(You can find bins like the ones on the shelf with the cut outs at the front at Wal-mart--in stores, They are AWESOME, they are my MOST favorite organizing item. They are stack-able, cheep and hold a ton.)
3. Convert a Closet to a Food Storage Area
When you do this you are giving up some other storage but this allows you to have your food storage organized in a temperature controlled area. Most closets already have some shelving, but if they don't it is fairly easy to install. Closets you might think about converting are:
Linen Closet--Store linens where you use them, towels in the bathroom, sheets in the bed room, etc.
Coat Closet--Consider winnowing down the number of coats and jackets you own and hanging the remaining on hooks in an entry way, stair way, or hallway.
Guest Room Closet--Most guests stay a short time and could store their possessions in a dresser or armoire.
Home Office Closet--If there is a closet in your home office this can be an ideal place for long term food storage.