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It can be a desperate challenge to find storage space for everything that you need to be prepared. All of your food, water, hygiene products and survival gear need to go somewhere. Here are several storage tips for those of us who may be challenged when it comes to storage space.

The Need to Organize

Most of us could use a little more storage space for our preps. It doesn’t matter if we live in an apartment, a condo, a mobile home, a small house or a large house. We tend to fill the space we have with stuff for everyday living. Add in the fact that doomsday preppers need to store a lot of extra stuff, for the inevitable moment when disaster strikes.

Getting organized is helpful for preppers for a number of reasons, such as knowing where everything is in an emergency, making it easy to rotate your food storage, freeing up unused space for more preps, and maintaining a clean environment.

(For more information about keeping clean and organized, click on one of the following articles: Keeping It Organized: A Clean Home is a Must for Preppers or Spring Cleaning for Preppers


A helpful first step is to declutter your home of stuff that is no longer useful to make way for the important stuff. When the SHTF, will you rather have an extra case of meals or that dusty collection you inherited from somewhere?

Grab a box or a bag and choose to spend at least 15 minutes a day letting go of stuff that you don’t love or need. Start in one small but obvious area, and then either work around the room, or tackle the next space that comes to mind.

Finding Storage

Finding additional storage may be easier than you think. You just have to get creative. For example, I turned some of my eFoodsDirect food storage bins into furniture. To relearnad more about this, read the following article: Food Security or Designer Table?

If you can build or install shelves, then the creative storage possibilities are almost endless. Shelves can be placed under the stairs or stairwell, above appliances such as your washer and dryer, above doors, in little used spaces of closets, on top of or above the refrigerator, or as a loft in a garage.

Other hidden storage spaces include under the beds, in empty suitcases, under the couch and other furniture, in shoe racks that install over doors, in empty drawers, and behind the books on your shelves (just pull the books forward to the edge of the shelves).

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