"Relief Society stands for self-reliance. The best food storage is not in welfare grain elevators but in sealed cans and bottles in the homes of our people. What a gratifying thing it is to see cans of wheat and rice and beans under the beds or in the pantries of women who have taken welfare responsibility into their own hands. Such food may not be tasty, but it will be nourishing if it has to be used."(Gordon B. Hinckley, “In the Arms of His Love,” Ensign, Nov 2006, 115–18)
Food under your bed is a great place...but where do you go after that? Many members struggle with finding a place to store their food...especially when they live small homes.
I know of a few families that have "no space" to store food...but believe that it is so important that they have buckets and boxes stacked up high in their living rooms...draped with sheets...as a permanent fixture. Such families...while not "en vogue" with Better Homes and Gardens...and who will suffer the scorn of people who do not see the importance of food storage...will have great peace of mind knowing that they will have food to eat when times of adversity come!
I think that many of us don't have to go to that extreme...if we are creative and really look around we could find many more places to store food without having to trip over boxes and buckets!Here is a great idea on a "do it yourself" can rotator that is very concealed...accessible...and still inside the home where the elements won't spoil it.
The same woman who did this video has a blog with some great money saving tips.