Thursday, September 3, 2009

REPEAT: Where In the World is Your Food Storage?

I am trying to reclaim my own living room and have been finding new places to put it all so that I can get to it for rotation. My poor husband deserves a big ole' "Atta Boy" for his patience in this process!

Where In the World is Your Food Storage?

NOBODY in the world knows better than the Huishes what a nuisance tripping over food storage can be!!! I am sure that is a safe statement. Nobody in the world has been happier that they went through the trouble of storing that same food in a way that it can be rotated, than the Huishes. We have relied on it more than once in our marriage to help us through hard times. Even our kids would get nervous when the empty buckets started to stack up. Right now, when you walk into our home, you face the current project of storing up for the “hard times”. Though I apologize for it, I shouldn’t. We are doing what the prophets have asked of us since ancient times.
I am swallowing what little pride I have left and showing some of the ways that I am finding to store these foods so that I can get to them and use them in our every day diet. Husbands, if you don’t help your wives with some of these ideas, I just might sic Jon on you … I hear his misery would love some company … yours!

This is our can wall. These can be added to any inside wall of your house. It is a free standing structure that holds its own weight. Sheet rock and you can hardly tell it is there. You do need to think it through before you build one so that you can easily mount doors to close it up. We didn't do that and are now trying to come up with a good way to cover the openings! All young children find them to be very entertaining, better than TV for a stand-in baby sitter when you're busy ... great for grandmas ... keeps them near the kitchen while you cook and you can keep an eye on them!

After years of storing food under beds in cases, I find I can no longer hold the bed up with one shoulder while digging through the cases to find what I need. Jon and I came with this system. We used a circular saw and power drill. The materials are 2 x 2's , some scrap 2 x 4's, and particle board with melamine coating ( we plan to use plain particle board with paint from now on).

This shows the side of the bed. There are several ladder type structures lined up and screwed to the top and bottom slabs. The structure fits inside of the bed rails so that we don't kick it ... and have room for our shoes when we take them off! ... you know in case of a fire ....

This is the the end of foot of the bed showing the ladder type structures.

When we drop the bed skirt, you can't tell there is anything under there. It even hides the shoes that seem to collect to be handy ... ;-) The bed is only 26" high with box springs and mattress.

The riser is to help the bed rails clear the cans for easy rotation.

If we decide to add another layer, we will probably eliminate the box springs so that it will stay about the same height. This is working so well and we wish we had thought of it years ago!

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