What started out as a part of our huge basement has now been carved out into a nice little "L shaped" storage room.
Room for piling up construction junk until two weekends ago...
(Looking out into the rest of the basement) Dan and I primed and painted it. He hung some nice lighting up as well.
We let the boys help paint the concrete wall side, they thought that was great fun! Almost as fun as arranging the cans. Graham helped for all of 10 minutes. Greg stuck with me to see every can perfectly facing forward. He is for sure my son!
Dan laid carpet and padding down that my friend Kjersten had given us as scraps so my feet won't freeze in the wintertime. We bought 4 more CostCo shelves to hold our stockpile/food storage down here thanks to his bonus from work last week!
Going into the original cold storage space...
Still a work in progress, but at least the food is kept separate from all my dishes and odds and ends.
Looking back towards the new part...the one wall will just have bins stacked of the kids clothes, etc.
You have NO idea how excited I am for this!
My pantry upstairs in the kitchen is just tiny so this affords me the extra space to put our food storage. I know this is a foreign concept to some but I love having extra food, toiletries etc. on hand, especially during the winter months so I don't have to head to the store with three children in the snow!
And the best part is....NOTHING in my food storage/stockpile cost me more than $1.00!! I am really into using coupons and have done all of this while bringing down my grocery bill from $600 a month to about $200 or $250 per month for a family of five!!
Just by combining using coupons with sale prices.
Linking up as promised to Chris's party :