Learn how to stockpile food even with minimum space. Find out how to make the most of your space and still create a nice stockpile for your family.
Why do people stockpile?
Stockpiling Food is a great way to save money and ensure that you always have what you need. When you purchase items when they are on sale, you always get the best deals.
Not only is this a great way to provide daily for your family but also in case of natural disaster. I recommend having an emergency stockpile with non perishable foods that have long expiration dates.
Food items that have a long shelf life include dried beans, dried fruit and canned goods. These are great ideas of foods to store that will last a long time.
Shelf stable items such as peanut butter provide a great source of protein while being inexpensive to stockpile. Food storage should be kept in a cool dry area at room temperature.
Start by making a food list and don’t forget paper items such as toilet paper and paper towels.
When to stockpile food:
Stockpile food as they go on sale. You will find that grocery stores have a sales cycle. If you purchase items during this time, you are guaranteed to pay the lowest price for your stockpile.
This is a great way to stockpile on a regular basis. Other times you might consider stockpiling would be prior to storms, times of emergency and more.
How to stockpile food
We have 12 tips to stockpile when you are short on space. Building a stockpile when you are short on space is still possible.
I live in a small house and there isn’t very much space to store much of anything. You can still store a decent stockpile even in small spaces.
Let’s get started with these 12 tips for stockpiling when you are short on space. Even if you only try a couple of these, they will help to get you in the right direction.
1. Keep an inventory
It is crucial to stockpile success to keep an inventory and location tracker of where everything is. This will help ensure you don’t lose anything and streamline all your items.
The key is being organized and having each item accounted for. You do not want to purchase excess items when you already have tons but need other items.
Furthermore, missing items don’t help anyone. It is important to know where everything is located. Having a master list will ensure items do not go unaccounted for.
2. Use over the door organizers to store smaller items.
You will be amazed at what can fit inside these organizers. It also helps smaller items from becoming lost. We have one of these on our pantry door and it has increased storage immensely.
I highly recommend utilizing these organizers on the door. It is a great use of otherwise wasted space.
3. Store items under the kitchen and bathroom sinks.
I like to get the small bins from the dollar store and put under the sink for these items. Once contained in bins, items are easier to identify and keep organized in small areas.
4. Use the area over the cabinets to store items.
This is often forgotten space that can be used for stockpile items. You can place items in bins or baskets to make accessing them easier if you prefer.
5. Store non-perishable items under your bed.
Get creative and store items under your bed. This is perfect and out of sight. You can either slide the items under the bed or get a slim bin to contain them.
6. Add a rollout pantry to your home.
In order to get additional pantry space for your stockpile, maximize storage with a rollout pantry.
Think outside the box to get the most out of your storage area. This can double your pantry space.
7. Store items on top of your fridge.
Many people have cabinets on top of the fridge that would be perfect for more items. Even without cabinets, you can use the top of the fridge for storage.
This is a great place to store items you will not need to access frequently. You can also place items in bins or baskets if you would rather not see these items.
Bins greatly help with visibility and blend into the décor of the room effortlessly.
8. Add an over the toilet storage shelf.
These shelves are perfect and can also help if you don’t have a linen closet in your bathroom. They are easy to make work in areas that lack in storage space.
Most all small spaces can greatly benefit by one of these storage solutions.
9. Put a bookcase in the closet.
Many people have extra bookcases anyway and this is such a good idea to maximize space. You likely already have one and this is such an efficient way to use them.
Since they will be in your closet, it doesn’t matter if they match the room. You can easily use any bookshelf in storage and put it to good use.
10. Add bins to your dresser.
Is your dresser top clear? Then use it to add bins or cubbies for your stockpile. You can grab these bins or cubbies inexpensively at the dollar store.
This is a great way to organize smaller items while still staying clutter free.
11. Use your linen closet as a stockpile room.
If you have a linen closet, it can easily double as your stockpile room! Think outside the box and use areas that can double for other uses.
Often times you do not need the entire linen closet which leaves an area for your stockpile.
12. Rent a storage unit.
This should be a last resort, but it is an option. Consider it your own personal grocery store.
While this isn’t the most idea idea, it is something to consider.
Stockpiling Food can be easy.
Choose several of these tips to get creative and maximize storage. Even if you are short on space, these ideas can help you maximize the space you do have.
Try several of these suggestions and see how easy it is to create a stockpile. Don’t let the lack of space prevent you from having the stockpile you want.
You do not have to place everything in one spot. Put these tips to good use and learn how to make the most of the space you do have.
Often we just have to learn to work with what we have. Once we do, it all falls into place. Many times it is not about more space but making the most of what we have.