I wish I had a basement.
I am so envious of you people in the northlands who have "fruit rooms."
I think my sister's basement storage room is to die for.
She probably doesn't.
Since I can't have one....here's the rest of the story.
Five years ago we completely remodeled our house.
Hardly any area we didn't touch/paint/redo.
We added on 1000 square feet.
To our little 1800 square foot house.
One of the quirky things we did was to change a bedroom into a hallway.
Sounds weird, but it is actually very cool-just ask my family.
I have cabinets lining my "hallway."
And I have a bedroom closet on the other side of the hallway.
I know, I know, it sounds weird, but it is actually very cool-just ask my family.
So I asked TL .....oops Santa....if I could have a closet redo for Christmas.
Another side story....
We used to own a closet remodeling business.
I have custom closets in my house.
Please don't envy me.
So last week TL....oops...I mean Santa....came through like a champ.
Closet-actually after it was all torn apart and prepping for the "new" closet.
Santa's trusty side-kick, Bubba D......look you can kinda see the hallway.
Men love tools that make noise.
Loading the "closet."Final product. I am SO beyond excited about this. This is almost as good as a fruit room I think. My long-term storage....
Okay-here's the challenge-
Figure out a way to put some more food storage in your house, if you don't have a "fruit room."
Do you have a linen closet?
Ok-go empty it out-put your towels in the bathroom under the sinks. Still don't have enough room? get rid of a few towels.
Put your extra sheets inbetween the mattress of the beds-or get rid of the extra sheets.
Put your blankets on that tippy top shelf in your closet, or get some kind of a chest that can double as an end table in your family room to hold them in.
Now you have a "food storage closet."
Don't have a linen closet?
Well, do you have little kids with lots of extra space in their closets?
Clean some of it out and put your food storage there.
Don't have any extra room?
My daughter with the two bedroom condo and no kids bought some cheapo shelving and put it in their extra bedroom, with the computer. She filled it full of her food storage, it looks awesome! I'll get her to send me a photo to post (thx Jess!)
Still don't have any room?
Then get on your knees and ask Heavenly Father for some inspiration.
I promise you.....an idea will pop into your head.....I promise!