The tricky eventuality of having food storage is that you actually have to find a place to store the food, as well as have some sort of functional system to keep it accessible and rotated. Living in Texas added some challenges for us with the heat and humidity, not to mention the bugs. The houses here aren’t built with basements and the garage, due to the heat (outside of housing a spare freezer) is entirely off limits for storage. Our food storage is stored inside the house, along with the seven people who live here and I try to keep it from being overly noticeable.
While my ideas here won’t work for some, they work for me. My choice to have food storage has a price (beyond the money I paid for it) requiring nearly a “whole house effort” to store it. I’ve decided it’s worth the trade of having a magazine perfect house in exchange for the security and independence of being able to feed my family on my own if needed.
That said, you can still have a cute house and have your food storage too! Read more