When it comes to food safety, storage matters a lot. Knowing what to buy is not enough.
You need to have nice storage space for your food purchase.
But, if you are living in a mobile home, that can be a challenge at times.
So, Can You Store Food In Your Bedroom?
Yes. If you are running out of space to stockpile your food, the bedroom is an amazing alternative storage spot. However, you have to be cautious about how go about this. You don’t want to attract rodents and insects to your bedroom.
Bedroom Food Storage Ideas
Living in a small mobile home brings with it food storage challenges.
And if you are living with kids, it becomes more challenging.
Your small space shrinks exponentially.
But with little creativity, you can easily repurpose your bedroom to create food storage space.
Here are some examples:
The nightstand or cabinet is a remarkable place to store food in your bedroom.
Simply put your extra food in tins or food boxes and arrange them neatly in unutilized cabinets.
Also, check out cabinets that are underutilized and throw in a few food cans.
You can cover the boxes with a clean tablecloth as part of your bedroom décor.
Some people may find it gross to store food and books at the same spot.
But what do you do with extra shelves that are not in use?
You can use them to store food. Neatly arrange the food cans on the empty shelves and place a piece of wood on top to create another shelve if there is still some extra space on top.
3. Under The Bed
Probably this is one of the first spaces you thought of storing your food.
True to your thought, there are different ways you can transform your under the bed into a food store. You can do away with the bed frame and lay a base of food boxes under the bed.
Place your box spring on top of the food boxes.
Here, you can easily pull one food box at a time and replace it with another to maintain bed stability.
Alternatively, if your bed already has a bed frame, it is a lot easier to package the food in boxes and baskets and place then down the bed.
You can make it more enjoyable by adopting a rotating food system. You can store new food items on one end and pull the old boxes on the other end of the bed.
Your cabinet has a lot of underutilized space that is worth food storage.
As you hang your coats, you will realize that there is space below the clothes.
The closet floor is perfect for storing food cans.
Moreover, you can make a pseudo floor in the closet and store the food on the ground.
Alternatively, you can use high shelves in the closet. This hard-to-reach space is rarely used. You can throw in some food baskets there.
Unless you are a regular traveler, suitcases can make good food storage space.
You can fill them with non-perishable food. What’s more, suitcases take up the same space in your bedroom whether they are full or empty.
6. Raise Your Bed On Blocks
Elevating your bed on blocks can double the space you have.
Bed elevation blocks are often used to relieve acid reflux, but you can use them to lift all the bed legs to get more storage space under the bed.
You can use the extra space to store your surplus food.
Bed risers are affordable and easily available. So, go ahead and purchase them.
7. Furniture With Built-in Storage Spaces
Some furniture is purpose-built to have storage space.
For instance, a bed with drawers underneath, and hollow footstools.
So, if your bed has storage drawers, then it is a huge boon. The unique storage space can be used to store surplus food.
8. Window Seat Storage
The bedroom storage seat holds more than blankets and linen.
You can use them for food storage. Additionally, you can add drawers to make it more convenient to access food.
9. Add A Floating Shelf On Your Bedroom Wall
If you are running out of storage space in your bedroom, a floating shelf comes in handy. Get rid of clunky furniture.
Add floating shelves and support them underneath with a metal basket.
You can then use them to store food. Cover them with a decorative tablecloth for an extra look.
Reasons To Store Food
There are plenty of reasons to store surplus food. Your extra supply should not be thrown away for lack of storage space.
If you are anticipating a job loss or impending economic crisis, you should stockpile the extra food supplies to cushion you through hard times ahead.
The future is uncertain and it is prudent to have a contingency plan in case you will have to live off the food you have stored.
Besides, if you are running a tight budget you will have to store the extra food to save money. You can shop when goods are on offer and store them for later use when prices have soared.
Store the food for emergencies. It is not uncommon to run out of ingredients in the middle of a recipe. And so, if you are cooking in the middle of the night, you won’t have time to go shopping.
Five Food Storage Tips
- The food storage space should be free from pests (bugs, rodents, etc).
- In humid areas, place wood or a cardboard barrier between the food and the floor to protect the food from moisture.
- Avoid concrete floors. Concrete is affected by temperature changes.
- Store bottled or canned food on the floor while food in glass containers should be placed on the shelves or in cabinets.
- Keep a list of places where you have stored the food and stick it somewhere in the room where it is visible.
Finding proper storage space in a room can be tricky.
However, by looking around your room, you will find that bedroom provides plenty of storage space.
Seriously evaluate your bedroom to find idle spaces that can be converted to food storage spots.