Our kitchen is teeny. Actually, our 1 bedroom cottage is pretty small. But being the kinda girl who like to stock up on things when I have the money, for the times when I don’t, I’ve had to devise some unique ways to store all this extra stuff.
All our ‘paper goods’ (think loo roll & kitchen roll) are bulk bought, and they take up a heap of space. So I’ve carved them out room in the bottom of the airing cupboard. I had a huge clear out in there this year (I had 6 sets of bedding, 2 of which didn’t even fit our bed?!) keeping only things that we use. Saying that, we probably still don’t need 3 sets of bedding, but there we have it.
Tinned, dried and jars are food are stored in our wardrobe. Yes, I agree it sounds a tad crazy. But this small bookcase slotted in at the back no problem, and look how much it stores.
It doesn’t interfere with the clothes, it keeps down the junk that I used to throw in the bottom of the wardrobe and it more than doubles the amount of food we can store in our kitchen.
I recently bought a 25kg sack of bread flour (enough to make around 66 small loaves). I split the sack into smaller plastic food bags, sealed them, and stored most of them in one of these food barrels. The bags that wouldn’t fit in here, are in the bottom of the freezer where they will last indefinitely.
The other barrel contains bags of oats, sugar and plain flour and they are stored under a shelf in the corner of the lounge. Not exactly pretty I grant you, but sometimes I let practicality prevail.
One MASSIVE bonus out little cottage has, is access to a barn with power. We saved up & bought a chest freezer to go out there which stores all our meat, home grown veggies and fruit. The freezer part in our kitchen fridge freezer holds home made ready meals, stock, and the little bits you need on hand.
That’s it! I’d love to know if you have any quirky places you store excess food, if you have any pics please share them on the Facebook page :)