12 Storage Ideas For When Your Dwelling Is Just Too Small

  • Here are 12 ways to carve out more room in your home or apartment when there isn’t much to begin with. With a bit of creativity, almost everyone can find a bit of extra space for your storage.  So with that in mind, today I would like to offer some ideas for storage for your space challenge from pioneersettler.com.

    12 Food Storage Ideas for Small Homes

    I can still remember the time when we didn’t have our farm. My husband and I were just starting out, and boy was our home small. I was trying to be self-sufficient and had almost given up with our food storage condition since there just doesn’t ever seem to be enough space. Luckily, we were able to get by, and since then space has never been an issue.

    Whether your home is small by choice (tiny houses are all the rage), or if you’ve got your first home and need to make the most of it, you’ll love these good housekeeping tips for storing food in small spaces.

    1. Vacuum Sealing Food

    Vacuum Seal It | 12 Food Storage Ideas for Small Homes

    Vacuum sealing your food will help store it without the bulk of bins, jars or boxes; it’s also a great way to make your food last longer. Learn how to vacuum seal here.

    Or: Dehydrate Food

    Dehydrate It | 12 Food Storage Ideas for Small Homes

    Need garlic, mushrooms or other veggies for your recipes? Similar to vaccuum sealing, dehydrating your food will save space and help your food last longer!  Learn how to dehydrate it here.

    Looking for dehydrated food recipes? You’ll love these.


    2. Food Canning 

    Can Your Food To Conserve Space | 12 Food Storage Ideas for Small Homes

    Canning has always been one of my favorite method of preserving food, all you’ll need is 13 steps to complete the process.

    Canning allows food to last for months, even years. Store your cans in harder to reach places like the back of the cabinet or underneath the house. You won’t have to worry about food spoiling, and you can go get it when you do end up needing it.


    3. Store your utensils diagonally by size

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    To keep the drawers more organized you can put up dividers and sotre them diagonally by size. This helps you stay organized and find the tools you need, while making the most of every inch and corner in your kitchen.

    4. Hidden Food Cabinet Storage

    Hidden Food Storage | 12 Food Storage Ideas for Small Homes

    This thin little cabinet is a dream come true for small homes! It pulls out of the wall and is only 6 inches wide. A great addition to a home that has extra room next to their fridge, or other wider appliances. Here’s how to build it.


    5. Under Bed Storage


    Find more storage ideas here…

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